Salamanca

The city of Salamanca in Spain is a very exciting place to visit. It is referred to by the locals as La Ciudad Dorada which means the City of Gold due to the colour of the many spectacular sandstone buildings that are quite unique to the area. Finding suitable hotels in Salamanca isn't a problem especially when there is such a diverse range of accommodation to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. There are also plenty of apartments, studios and guesthouses in and around the city centre making it the ideal base from which to explore Salamanca's many attractions.

Salamanca has hot and dry summers which attract visitors from around the world. Getting around town is easy to do by car, bus or on foot. Walking around the city centre will provide you with the opportunity to see the many different types of hotel, hostel, guesthouse and apartment accommodation most of which are located near the Plaza Mayor. The Plaza Mayor is surrounded by exquisite arched buildings that are home to delightful shops, cafés and restaurants. It's a great place to relax, eating a traditional Spanish meal while watching the world go by.

For many people Salamanca's main attractions are the two stunning cathedrals. One cathedral was built in the 13th century while the other one was buitl around the 16th century, partially on top of one another. From the rooftop you can enjoy panoramic views across the city so don't forget your camera to take some photographs of your visit. The lifestyle here is very laid back which transmits into friendly hotels, apartments, guest houses and hostels. Many hotels in Salamanca also have their own cafés lounges, restaurants and bars making them the ideal place to meet new friends and acquaintances.

You won't have far to walk from your hotel in Salamanca to the city centre to see art museums, entertainment venues, and the amazing Casa de las Conchas. The Casa de las Conches, the House of Shells opposite the city university, is decorated with decorative scallop shells providing a most unusual public library.