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Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

1. Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

Start your tour in Salamanca, where you will have the opportunity to visit the patrimonial legacy with its charming corners and details. Get to know the city’s oldest town squares, and get an important reference point for the business life of this beautiful metropolis. Located in the center of Salamanca, the Plaza Mayor has become a major tourist attraction. The square is characterized by its impressive Baroque ornaments — spend some time admiring the sights, including the cathedral.  Next, travel to Avila where you can explore the city in a dynamic, friendly, and fun way. Get to know the ramparts of Avila, San Vicente's Shrine, and the Cathedral of Avila.

Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

2. Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Salamanca's history and monuments on this guided walking tour. Admire the unique sandstone architecture of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the cathedral, and university buildings. Meet your guide in the sprawling Plaza Mayor and admire the square's restaurants and traditional Baroque architecture. Continue to the Clerecía, another classic example of Baroque architecture, to admire its bell towers and cloisters. Next, admire the facade of the Casa de las Conchas (shell house), a Gothic-style building covered in ornate shells. Continue through the patios of the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in the Hispanic world. Finally, visit a hidden building to admire the Sky of Salamanca, a beautiful ceiling painting, before finishing your tour with a visit to the old and new cathedral. With the extended tour, you can choose two extra monuments to visit. Choose from the historic university buildings, St. Stephen's Convent, the medieval cathedral towers, or the Monastery of the Dueñas or Las Claras.

Salamanca: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

3. Salamanca: Outdoor Urban Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Salamanca in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the Plaza Mayor and historic university buildings. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Salamanca's landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you walk along Salamanca's streets, surrounded by university buildings, ornate sandstone architecture, and the arcaded Plaza Mayor. You can choose between two different options:  The Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Salamanca. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two Nazi collaborators, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny, with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Salamanca. Now it's your job to locate it.

Salamanca: Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

4. Salamanca: Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

Discover a side of Salamanca's history that you won't find in the history books on a guided evening walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's myths and legends as you stroll through iconic landmarks such as the Casa de las Conchas and Salina Palace. Meet your guide in the sprawling Plaza Mayor and admire the square's restaurants and traditional Baroque architecture. Learn about the history of the city as a renowned center of black magic. Continue to the Salina Palace and see this unique building lit up by gas lamps. Next, visit the Cave of Salamanca, where the devil himself is rumored to have practiced black magic. Stroll through the gardens of the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea and take in views of the river. Afterward, admire the facade of the Casa de las Conchas (shell house), a Gothic-style building covered in ornate shells. Finally, at Stephen's Convent, learn about the history of this ancient monastery.

Salamanca: Legends and Stories Private Night Walking Tour

5. Salamanca: Legends and Stories Private Night Walking Tour

Experience another "Salamanca". Learn about the legends and stories hidden under the stones of ancient palaces, convents, churches... When the sun sets, another side of Salamanca comes to light. On this 90-minute tour, you'll discover it! Your local guide will show you the best spots to take pictures at night. When the lights lit, the atmosphere of Salamanca is magical. Get to know it with us! You'll learn about funny stories and legends that will make children and adults enjoy. Casa de las Conchas, Palace of la Salina, Casa de las Muertes... in these spots legends and facts are intertwined. Stroll along the historical center with your family, friends, and learn about all of them with an expert tour guide by your side. I will give you tips to enjoy your stay to the fullest, and I will help you feel at home. I am passionate about Salamanca; I love its corners, its live history, its way of life, its magical gardens, its delicious cuisine... My favorite dedication is to be able to instill the love and passion I have about my city, my region and my language. The date and time is up to you. Discover Salamanca at your own pace, and with your loved ones. Avoid mass tourism and get to know the real city of Salamanca with an expert local guide.

Salamanca: Fairytale Tour for Families and Children

6. Salamanca: Fairytale Tour for Families and Children

Discover the sights of Salamanca on a tour that is informative for adults and entertaining for children with a passionate local guide. Enjoy a combination of fairytales, funny stories, scavenger hunt games, monuments, and the history of Salamanca. See sights such as the cathedral, university, and more. Meet your guide outside your hotel in the city center and begin your tour. Stroll past historical landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, Cathedral of Salamanca, and the Convento de San Esteban, as well as lesser-known local favorites. Throughout the tour, new challenges, stories, and games will be presented. Find the frog on the facade of the university building for good luck and search for the musician hidden in one of the city's churches. Before the end of your tour, feel free to ask your guide for tips on how to enjoy your stay in Salamanca to the fullest, from restaurants to must-see locations and bars.

Salamanca: Private Sightseeing & Cultural Walking Tour

7. Salamanca: Private Sightseeing & Cultural Walking Tour

Explore the history and culture of Salamanca on foot with this guided walking tour of the city. See beautiful architecture, learn about the area's history, and immerse yourself in culture with a local guide to show you around. Meet the guide at your chosen meeting place and travel on foot through the city, exploring famous sites and hidden local gems. See important historical sites like Plaza Mayor, and admire the surrounding architecture. Admire other famous sites in the city, like Casa de las Conchas, a historical building turned library, and see other buildings like cathedrals and the university. Feel at home with the local guide, and ask questions about how to make the most of your time in the city. Experience the rich history and monuments of the city, from writers, historical figures, palaces, noble families, and one of the oldest Universities in Europe. Feel the peace of magical gardens like Huerto de Calixto y Melibea. Discover Salamanca at a pace of your choosing with your friends or family, and enjoy the freedom to choose your own schedule with a private tour.

Salamanca: Private Literary History Walking Tour

8. Salamanca: Private Literary History Walking Tour

Explore with us on a private (and expertly guided) tour of sites associated with Spain’s greatest writers in Salamanca: their homes, their memorials, their cafeterias, and museums. Enter each writer’s world and feel their presence in Salamanca. See for yourself the places that molded and inspired them, including some of Salamanca’s most beautiful scenery and historic sites. Not only famous writers have been born in Salamanca, but also many others have lived, studied, or taught here. Discover everything about them by the side of a local expert guide, who will show you around the most special spots, so that you can feel the presence of the writers themselves. Miguel de Cervantes, Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio de Nebrija (writer of the first Spanish Grammar), Santa Teresa de Jesús, Carmen Martín Gaite… I will give you tips to enjoy your stay to the fullest, and I will help you feel at home. I am passionate about Salamanca; I love its corners, its live history, its way of life, its magical gardens, its delicious cuisine... My favorite dedication is to be able to instill the love and passion I have about my city, my region, and my language.

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What people are saying about Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 173 reviews

I already knew the cities, but they became much more beautiful with the explanation of the history in the passionate account of their work done by the guide Nacho / Ignácio! Thank you so much, Nacho! My friend Ana and I wish to come back for the longer tour and that we are so lucky to have a guide who is passionate about what he does! Congratulations and thank you for all the knowledge shared with us!

great & very informative. since it was Thurs, our tour with Martoke was like a private tour for me & my partner. she even explained some in Spanish since my partner is fr Madrid and gave us some tips to visit after the tour.

Nacho was an excellent tour guide. Very nice trip. Too short amount for free time to eat lunch but the tour was great.

Really liked this trip even on this rainy day. Learned a lot about the Spanish history.

Amazing. Just the right amount of time. Enjoyed it a lot!