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Salamanca against Napoleon

1. Salamanca against Napoleon

Learn about Salamanca's past and everything that was gained and lost during its turbulent war years. Follow your local guide on a walking trip through history as you explore the old sites that served as forts for the French and artillery batteries for the British. Visit some key historic locations, such as Plaza Mayor, Archbishop Fonseca College, San Vicente Hill, the Botanical Archaeological Park, and Jardín de la Merced. Hear about how the San Vicente Convent was chosen as the ideal place to establish a fortified empire back in the day. Listen to fascinating stories of how 800 French soldiers gathered in preparation for the arrival of the allied army, while the British decided to besiege them, leaving devastation in its wake. Acquire a new sense of appreciation for the local architecture and landmarks.

From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

2. 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.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

3. 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.

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