Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

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Admire beautiful Baroque architecture in the heart of the city at Salamanca's Plaza Mayor. Constructed in the mid-18th century, the plaza boasts traditional Spanish decoration of equilateral arches supporting three top levels and is home to the city’s town hall and steeple. Have a round of tapas and wine at one of the famous bars that line the area or simply take a stroll through the connecting streets exploring the plaza’s six main entrances. By using our Salamanca travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Salamanca's Plaza Mayor and other attractions in Salamanca.
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  • Salamanca's Plaza Mayor is among the finest in Spain. Ground level arcades decorated by a series of portrait medallions of the Spanish kings.  more »
  • This was a massive square with so much going on around you. Great place to people watch or even grab a bite to eat.  more »
  • Architecturally and historically there is a lot written about the square, read up about it but then just sit in the square at the end of the day with a drink and the supper( after 2030 of course) and ...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the rooms, WiFi was decent, pet friendly, great location. Parking was quite close and luggage can be dropped off at the door. Roof pool was a nice idea but too small to swim in probably ok to take very young kids to splash around. Good city scape views from the roof.
  • Fabulous, quiet hotel in central Salamanca, 2 steps away from the Plaza Mayor and main sights. Bright, comfortable modern rooms and friendly, efficient service. Would definitely return to this location.
  • Fantastic location, good amenities and brilliant beds.
  • Nice hotel in the centre.
  • Great place for a late afternoon drink

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Where to stay in Salamanca

Known for its uniform sandstone grid of historical buildings, the compact city center is often considered Salamanca's main attraction. Staying in the historical center allows you to explore the many iconic landmarks, quaint plazas, and majestic architecture, as well as experience the lively tapa and wine culture. Tucked away in the cobblestone streets of the center are a number of historical hotels that represent the city's rich cultural heritage, or you can opt to stay at one of the many family-owned pensions that dot the area for a more affordable accommodation option.
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