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Salamanca: Entry Ticket to Exhibition "The Mystery Man”

1. Salamanca: Entry Ticket to Exhibition "The Mystery Man”

Get your entry ticket to The Mystery Man Exhibit in Salamanca to see a hyper-realistic representation of the Man in the Holy Shroud, a culmination of 15 years of painstaking research, brought to life through science and innovation. Go through 5 exhibit rooms covering the passion of Jesus of Nazareth. Step inside the Cathedral of Salamanca, one of the most imposing cathedral complexes in Europe, constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries in the distinctive styles of late Gothic and Baroque. Go on a journey through the relic’s history, from its discovery through to the fire of 1997. Find yourself surrounded by representations of the image of Christ corresponding to different historical periods – all influenced by the image of the Man in the Holy Shroud. Witness this edition of The Mystery Man exhibition in Salamanca that unveils the hyper-realistic and volumetric creation of the Man in the Shroud for the first time in history. Following Salamanca, this traveling exhibition is scheduled to tour 5 continents in the coming years.

Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

2. 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: Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Salamanca: Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide

The meeting point is in Plaza Mayor, in front of the Tourist Office. There the visit begins and it will continue to view the House of Shells, the Pontifical University and the Clergy, the University and its beautiful facade, the Courtyard of Escuelas Menores and the surprising Sky of Salamanca (interior included), we enter to visit the University (5€ per person) with a classroom that preserves the furniture from the 16th century and the impressive library. Finally, we will enter the two Cathedrals: the New and the Old (5€ per person). And in your free time you will have special prices to continue discovering the city in your own way!

Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

4. 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: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

5. Salamanca: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

Join a guided tour of Salamanca by bike and discover this Spanish city while being active. See the Old and New Cathedral, the Roman Bridge, and other important sights, and learn about the city's history from your guide. Meet your guide in the heart of Salamanca and set out to explore the city on the back of a bicycle. See the Tormes River and the ancient Roman bridge that crosses one of its widest stretches. Listen as your guide explains the significance of these important sights. Then, continue your tour as you pedal through the city to see Monterrey's Palace, Casa de las Conchas, the Salamanca Cathedral, and finally, the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in the Hispanic world. Your tour comes to an end near the university, offering you the option of continuing to explore Salamanca on foot. 

Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

6. Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Salamanca with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-4 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Salamanca: Private Guided Street Art Walking Tour

7. Salamanca: Private Guided Street Art Walking Tour

Explore the finest artwork gallery in Salamanca with us. Immerse yourself in the most thrilling neighborhood of Salamanca. As well as great historical sites, and being a World Heritage City, Salamanca counts on Barrio del Oeste (West Neighborhood) to attract people who wants to see Street Art. This tour is your shortcut to finding hidden murals, stencils, and artwork that you might not uncover alone. Join a guide on a specialty street art-themed tour, and visit the most spectacular graffiti done by local, national, and international artists. Along the way, hear stories about the artists, the history of the neighborhood, and how to interpret different pieces. End the tour at one of the most famous tapas bars in the area, and savor the delicacies of local cuisine. 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 are 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: Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. 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: Monterrey Palace Audio-Guided Tour

9. Salamanca: Monterrey Palace Audio-Guided Tour

Discover the secrets of the Palace of Monterrey on a tour with an with a self-guided tour. Learn about the Monterrey family who first lived there and the House of Alba who owns it now. Visit their most intimate quarters, including rooms that they use daily. Marvel at an important collection of art and furniture while enjoying a fusion of music, voices, and images. Finish the tour with a panoramic view of Salamanca from one of its fortified towers. For a more comprehensive experience, select the tour that includes the kitchens and servants' quarters for the chance to see the palace through the eyes of the staff throughout history. Discover their way of life by walking through the corridor of servant rooms and other areas that are still used by Palace staff today. Stop by the kitchen where you’ll discover some of the recipes favored by the House of Alba.

Salamanca: Convents, Monasteries, and Churches Private Tour

10. Salamanca: Convents, Monasteries, and Churches Private Tour

With an expert by your side, you’ll learn about the some of the most interesting and yet unknown sites of Salamanca. As well as the Cathedrals and University, Salamanca counts with other historical sites, less known to the general tourist. St. Stephen's Monastery is a part of Spanish history. Home of Francisco de Vitoria (considered the father of International Law) and Cristobal Colón. Wander through its cloisters and rooms, and feel the peace and atmosphere of a monastery still in use. La Purísima church could be considered an art gallery. On its walls dozens of paintings decorate this particular church of Salamanca. Discover the singularity of San Francisco church, unique in the world, and La Veracruz chapel, where you'll get to see many of the statues that parade during Easter (Our Holy Week has been declared of International Tourist Interest by UNESCO). In Las Dueñas convent, the nuns prepare traditional cookies, one of the typical sweets of Salamanca. During the tour you'll get to taste their famous "Amarguillos". 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.

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based on 250 reviews

An excellent day trip from Madrid. Yes, this is a long day. But, overall well-balanced with enough time for sightseeing and time to relax in the vehicle. Both Ávila and Salamanca are lovely cities. (And I’ve been to Segovia and Toledo which are more common day trips from Madrid and enjoyed Ávila and Salamanca more.) Our driver and both city guides were wonderful. Highest ratings—from highly experienced world travelers (more than 60 counties and all 7 continents). First time we used Get Your Guide and we will be back.

We traveled to Salamanca for the exhibit. We discovered the charm of this enchanting city. Having the exhibit in the cathedral added to the historical and solemn atmosphere. Recommendation: go early to take your time and avoid the crowd.

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.

Guide showed us interesting historical and beautiful sites. She shared a lot of information on history and culture. The bike riding was fun! A great tour.

What a lovely trip! Maria and Antonio made sure that all of us enjoyed the trip to the fullest.