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Salamanca Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide. Spanish

1. Salamanca Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide. Spanish

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: Local Legends Evening Walking Tour in Spanish

2. Salamanca: Local Legends Evening Walking Tour in Spanish

Explore Salamanca at sunset in a different way. Curiosities and legends. We will also see underground galleries and a very interesting "snow well". We will start in Plaza Mayor, full of life in this typical university city. We will visit one of the most beautiful and unknown courtyards of the city in the Palacio de la Salina. We will walk to see romantic palaces, the beautiful plateresque facade of the convent of San Esteban, towers, gardens and citywalls. And we will go into some subterranean galleries and a snow well to discover secrets of Salamanca. All this and much more, through popular stories and legends to learn more about Salamanca and never forget it.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Ávila and Salamanca w/ Guided Tour

3. From Madrid: Day Trip to Ávila and Salamanca w/ Guided Tour

Explore the area surrounding Madrid with visits to Ávila and Salamanca on a guided tour. Enjoy tours of both of these historic cities and choose between private and shared tour options. Depart from Madrid in an air-conditioned bus and make your way to Salamanca first. Explore its charming streets and discover the most famous tourist attractions, including the Plaza Mayor, characterized by its impressive Baroque ornamentation and its cathedral. After visiting Salamanca and its cathedral, travel to Ávila to explore this dynamic city. Discover the famous Medieval Walls of Ávila, San Vicente's Shrine, and the Cathedral of Ávila, among other tourist attractions.

Salamanca: Cathedral of Salamanca Ticket with Audio Guide

4. Salamanca: Cathedral of Salamanca Ticket with Audio Guide

Discover the majestic beauty of the Cathedral of Salamanca with this ticket and audio guide experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of this iconic Spanish landmark, considered one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in Europe. As you enter the cathedral, be prepared to be awe-struck by its soaring vaulted ceilings, intricate stone carvings, and dazzling stained glass windows. The audio guide, available in multiple languages, will be your knowledgeable companion throughout the visit, providing fascinating insights into the cathedral's remarkable features and captivating anecdotes about its past. Explore the cathedral at your own pace, following the suggested route outlined in the audio guide. Marvel at the intricate detail of the altarpiece, a true masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance art. Admire the exquisite craftsmanship of the choir stalls and the grandeur of the transept. Don't forget to take a moment to gaze at the magnificent retablo Mayor, an impressive 53-panel altarpiece that is one of the highlights of the cathedral. As you wander through the cathedral's different chapels, each with its unique architectural style and decorative elements, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and devotion that went into creating this sacred space. Learn about the cathedral's role as a center of learning and spirituality, and discover the legends and stories that surround it. You'll have the flexibility to explore the cathedral at your own pace, lingering at the sights that captivate you the most. Take your time to soak in the serene atmosphere, to marvel at the play of light through the stained glass, and to reflect on the centuries of history contained within these sacred walls. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply a curious traveler, a visit to the Cathedral of Salamanca is an experience not to be missed. Book your ticket and audio guide today and embark on a journey through time and beauty in one of Spain's most cherished cultural landmarks.

Salamanca: Private tour of the most important sites

5. Salamanca: Private tour of the most important sites

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. Discover Salamanca at a pace of your choosing with your friends or family, and enjoy the freedom to choose your own schedule with a panoramic private tour.

Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

6. 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: Private Tour with a Local

7. 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: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

8. 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: Legends and Stories Private Night Walking Tour

9. 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.

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.

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.

Beautiful palace. Interesting self -guided tour. Highly recommend

Amazing. Just the right amount of time. Enjoyed it a lot!