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Water Monday in Salamanca

Water Monday in Salamanca

In Salamanca, exactly one week after Easter Monday, they celebrate the popular Water Monday festival. A special day where it is very typical to head out into the surrounding countryside to have picnic with friends and family but the most interesting thing about Water Monday is not how it is celebrated but the history of why.more ...

5 things to do in Salamanca this Christmas

5 things to do in Salamanca this Christmas

Slowly, like a whisper which slides out across time, the time of the year when the nights shine the brightest and the air is full of the smell of cinammon is almost upon us. Loved by many and hated by others, Christmas is a very special time of year to visit Salamanca in.more ...

The Weather in Salamanca

The Weather in Salamanca

Is it going to rain? Sunny? Should I pack my scarf and gloves? The weather in wherever we are going on holiday is one thing we always check before we leave. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the weather in Salamanca before you pack your bags. more ...

The Best Restaurants in Salamanca

The Best Restaurants in Salamanca

The gastronomy in Salamanca is as wide and varied as the students who attend the university. As you would expect in a city with thousands of students cheap eats abound, from the humble pizza to late night kebabs. But in this post we are going to leave the typical student diet for the students and instead are going to look at the top five restaurants in Salamanca.more ...

Salamanca University Crime fiction and Film Noir Congress 2013

Salamanca University Crime fiction and Film Noir Congress 2013

From the 16th to the 19th of April 2013, fedoras, police badges, revolvers, hip flasks and fishnet stockings will be common topics in Salamanca. Writers, directors, journalists, experts and fans of film noir and crime fiction will convert Salamanca into the crime capital during the University of Salamanca’s IX Crime Fiction and Film Noir Congress.more ...

Apartment of the Week in Salamanca- Plaza Mayor I

Apartment of the Week in Salamanca- Plaza Mayor I

As the name suggests this magnificent attic apartment overlooks the Baroque style Plaza Mayor, the heart and soul of Salamanca. Comfortably sleeping up to four people this modern apartment has all the modern conveniences you have come to expect, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen and best of all it is located in the very heart of the city. From the small balcony you can appreciate the magnificent views of the city especially at night.more ...

Salamanca Nightlife: Nightclubs, Pubs and Bars

Salamanca Nightlife: Nightclubs, Pubs and Bars

Salamanca is known among other things for its University, and if there is one thing all University towns are known for it is their lively nightlife and the Castilian city of Salamanca is no exception. Salamanca’s nightlife is like a whirlpool that slowly sucks you in, increasing speed throughout the night to finally spit you out at the break of dawn. If you don’t believe me try it for yourself.more ...

The University of Salamanca

The University of Salamanca

Hallowed tomes and dusty books. Maps and ideas. A wealth of knowledge precariously transferred from century to century via the written and spoken word. Stone walls and ghostly statues of those who walked these corridors time ago. Oxford? Cambridge? La Sorbonne? Try again. You’re in the University of Salamanca, Europe’s first official university.more ...

Apartment of the week in Salamanca – the Casa Lis

Apartment of the week in Salamanca – the Casa Lis

Friendly Rentals destinations are springing up all over the place, and our most recent and proudest development is our apartments in Salamanca. With invasions coming in from everyone from Hannibal to the Moors, Salamanca is a vibrant university city in West Spain which is full of historical attractions. Today, we’d like to talk about the cream of the crop when it comes to our apartments in Salamanca – the Casa Lis apartment.more ...

Salamanca tourist guide

Salamanca tourist guide

The University of Salamanca, one of the most important features of our newest destination, is known as one of the “four leading lights of the world”, along with Paris, Bologna and Oxford. And it’s true that the whole city, set in the lonely rolling plains of Castilla y León, does have a certain luminescent quality about it.more ...

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