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. Plan your Salamanca's Plaza Mayor visit and explore what else you can see and do in Salamanca using our Salamanca trip planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Is beautiful! So how is beautiful all Salamanca! Is the center of urban life of the city and is perhaps even more beautiful howling bells of Madrid! The best time to visit is early June during the celebration of the Patron Saint, or at night when the lights highlight its beauty!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Square preciosa.lo that you like children was the statue of the elephant shooting farts (fun attraction)
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  • August 20, 2017
    Like other places in the country, it is a must-see. Very neat and clean with good security. The places that surround it are great, with very good tapas.
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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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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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