What to see in Salamanca in 2 days. Complete itinerary around the city

Although one day may be enough, in order to get to know everything there is to see in Salamanca, we recommend that you stay in the city for at least two days, since this university city has innumerable corners to discover.

The city of Salamanca is a World Heritage Site, thanks above all to its University, founded in the 13th century and around which this beautiful city is articulated, one of the most beautiful in Spain.

Here we are going to show you a 2-day tour of Salamanca with which you will enjoy the best places to visit.

What to see in Salamanca in 2 days

First day in Salamanca

We are going to dedicate our first day in Salamanca to visiting the essential places of the city, those that are located around the famous Plaza Mayor and whose complete route you can find out in our article with the best things to see in Salamanca in 1 day.

Among the places you will visit this first day, the following stand out:

  • The Plaza Mayor of Salamanca, the best known place.
  • La Clerecía and its Towers, the headquarters of the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
  • The House of Shells.
  • Anaya Beach.
  • The University and the Sky of Salamanca.
  • The Cathedrals of Salamanca.
  • The Lisa House.
  • The Garden of Calixto and Melibea.

Second day in Salamanca

During the previous day you will have already enjoyed the main places to see in Salamanca in 2 days but you still have a lot to see, so on this day we are going to propose another tour of the city visiting other places that will not leave you indifferent.

The Roman Bridge and the Tormes River

Salamanca - Roman BridgeWe are going to start this second day in Salamanca at the Roman Bridge, called Puente Mayor del Tormes, which for centuries was the only entrance to the city. You can start on the south bank of the river by visiting the New Church of the Arrabal.

The Roman Bridge dates from the 1st century although it has undergone numerous renovations, especially due to its destruction by different catastrophes such as the one suffered by the flooding of the Tormes River in 1626. The history of the bridge is strongly linked to the history of the city and today in day it forms an exceptional ensemble with the Cathedral in the background and the Clerecía towers.

At one end is the famous Stone Boar, which is the oldest statue in the city. From the bridge you can start walking along the Tormes River, admiring one of the facades of Casa Lis, which you already visited the day before.

The Automotive and Snow Well Museums

Very close to the berraco is one of the most curious museums to visit in Salamanca in two days. We are talking about the Automotive History Museum, opened in 2002 and the first in Spain dedicated to the motor world.

In it we can enjoy some jewels of automobile history from a 1922 Rolls Royce to other cars from the 80s.

Nearby is another place that is not very well known in Salamanca but is well worth a visit. We are talking about the Snow Well Museum, a peculiar monument in which the snow brought from the Sierra de Francia was stored to make ice.

San Esteban Convent

In our 1-day article in Salamanca we already told you about the Convent of San Esteban, as the end point of the tour. But since we have 2 days, it is best to unload the first one a bit and leave this visit for the second because it is an authentic architectural gem.

Also called the Dominican Convent, it houses the Church of San Esteban, in the Plateresque style, and which is one of the most spectacular churches that can be found in Salamanca.

But not only do you have to admire its interior, with its main altarpiece, but also its spectacular Plateresque façade that you will not be able to stop looking at. In front of it is the Convent of Las Dueñas, of which we must highlight its imposing Renaissance cloister and its Plateresque façade.

On the way to the Plaza Mayor

Salamanca - Plaza MayorIf we continue walking towards the spectacular Plaza Mayor, which of course we will also visit on this second day, we will find the Plaza de Colón, where we find a statue of the discoverer of America and several palaces, such as the Palacio de Orellana or the Palacio de la Salina., headquarters of the Diputación de Salamanca.

We leave the Torre del Clavero aside and arrive at the Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, next to which is the Central Market of Salamanca, built at the beginning of the 20th century and which is one of the few modernist buildings that we can visit in Salamanca.

And finally we come back to the Plaza Mayor, once again enjoying its architecture and its charm.

The streets and squares north of the Plaza Mayor

From the Plaza Mayor some of the most commercial streets of Salamanca start, such as Calle Zamora or Calle Toro. In them there are fewer and fewer traditional shops but the buildings are still intact so it is a pleasure to walk through them.

Among the squares in this area we can highlight the Plaza de los Bandos where there are many notable buildings and monuments such as the former headquarters of the Bank of Spain, the House of Doña María la Brava, the Iglesia del Carmen or the Palacio de Solís, among others..

Calle Zamora ends at Plaza de Italia where the Church of San Marcos is located, a curious Romanesque-style circular church built at the beginning of the 12th century.

The Palace of Monterrey and the Hill of San Vicente

At this point we can walk to the Palacio de Monterrey, also very close to the Plaza Mayor. This palace, the work of the architect Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, is today owned by the Casa de Alba and is one of the most spectacular palaces in Salamanca. You can visit to discover some works of art and period furniture.

Next to the Palacio de Monterrey is the Iglesia de la Purísima, which we will leave aside until we reach Cerro de San Vicente, where we can find archaeological remains from the Iron Age and which is considered the place where Salamanca was born.

The 2-day visit to Salamanca can end at the Mirador de Peñuelas, from where you have some of the best views of the Cathedral and its surroundings.

You can find more information about what to see in Salamanca on its official tourism page.

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