Salamanca is the capital of the province of Salamanca, in the Castile and Leon region in Western Spain. This is where the purest form of Spanish is spoken, and for this reason, thousands of students travel to Salamanca each year to learn the wonderful language.
The heart of Salamanca is the Plaza Mayor, which many believe is one of the most beautiful squares in Spain. Plaza Mayor is filled with cafes, restaurants and boutiques for tourists and locals to explore. People also go to Plaza Mayor just to sit and relax while listening to musical groups, called “Tunas,” play in the square.
Salamanca experiences a Mediterranean climate with chilly temperatures November to March and warmer temperatures from April to September.
Most people seek flights to Salamanca from May to September, but its popularity as a place of learning means that the city is popular year-round.
Late-April to late-September is peak season, this is when most people travel to Salamanca to take advantage of the warm weather. March and October are also good times to visit, as temperatures are cooler.
November to March tend to be cooler, with temperatures dropping to about 42 F.
Salamanca is a great city for walking, as most of the monuments and places of interest are grouped close together.
Public transportation is good. City buses connect the city with the outlying areas from early morning (7:15am) to late at night (11:45pm). There’s also the “N” night bus service that runs between midnight and 3am (4am on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and public holidays).
Taxis are available 24 hours a day either by flagging one down in the street, at a taxi stand or by calling a taxi service.