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Cathedral of Salamanca

Cathedral of Salamanca: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

3. 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

4. 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. 

From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

5. From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

Travel to the unique medieval city of Salamanca on this day trip from Madrid. Uncover legends and delve into the history of this city on a private guided tour. Be picked up from your accommodation in Madrid. Relax as you are transported in a comfortable car to Salamanca. Meet your guide and start your tour. Stroll through the streets in the historic center. Marvel at the baroque style of architecture at La Clerecía College. View the over 300 shells which decorate the façade of the library, Casa of las Conchas. See the ornate arches on the façade of the San Esteban covenant. Find out where Columbus planned his trip to the New World. Explore the oldest university in Spain, the University of Salamanca. Uncover the rich history of this university that was founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX.

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.

From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

7. From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

Embark on a private guided tour of the historic cities of Avila and Salamanca from Madrid, with a chauffeur at your disposal. Learn about local history and visit some of the cities most famous sights. After a pickup from your place of choice in Madrid city, travel to Avila, located in Castile and Leon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the iconic Medieval walls, the Gothic cathedral, the basílica of San Vicente, the church of San Pedro, and much more. Later, arrive in Salamanca, where you will marvel at the baroque style of architecture at La Clerecía College. View the over 300 shells which decorate the facade of the library, Casa of las Conchas. See the ornate arches on the facade of the San Esteban covenant. Find out where Columbus planned his trip to the New World. Explore the oldest university in Spain, the University of Salamanca. Once you finish, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Madrid or place of preference inside the city.

Salamanca: Private Sightseeing & Cultural Walking Tour

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Salamanca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 179 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.

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!