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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: Monterrey Palace Audio-Guided Tour

3. 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.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

4. 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.

From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

5. 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: Convents, Monasteries, and Churches Private Tour

6. 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.

Salamanca: Legends and Stories Private Night Walking Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Salamanca

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.

Very well designed and thought out exhibit. Well narrated trhough audio guide too. Most impressive sculture. Really worth seeing

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!