Dona Brigida at Salamanca Forum Resort

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Avenida del Tormes, Villamayor, Castile-Leon, 37185, Spain
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 44% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families65
  • Couples70
  • Solo50
  • Business45

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Daytrips from Salamanca

by road2paradise

I will be staying for three days in Salamanca and was wondering if there are any good towns to spend a few hours. For reference, I stayed in Salerno in Italy (since it's cheap) and spent day trips to Naples and Pompeii. Can I do and see anything like that from Salamanca?

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by ranger49

Will you have a car?
With only 3 days to make visits to surrounding towns it would make a great difference.
You could visit Avila, Burgos, and perhaps spend some time in the wonderful mountain scenery of the Sierra de Gredos.
If you are travelling on south, Cacaeres to the SW is a must see ancient town.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by puerto_lover

You can visit Tordesillas. It was in this town on the Duero River nearly 100 kms north east of Salamanca and about one hour on the bus (€15 return) that in 1494 the Catholic Monarchs of Spain signed the Treaty with the Portuguese Crown that effectively means today that Brazil speaks Portuguese and neighbouring countries speak Spanish.
There is a small museum devoted to this near the bridge. Also a Royal Monastery of Santa Clara, dating from 14th C is certainly worthy of a visit.
In Spanish: http://www.clarisastordesillas.es/
The Plaza Mayor is nice.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by puerto_lover

Assuming bus is the transport option, look at www.avanzabus.com for ideas.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by road2paradise

Thanks for the suggestions. I should mention that I can only go by bus, so do any of these towns have access by bus? Avanza bus only seems to go to Zamora or Tordesillas.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by puerto_lover

Think the best web site to look at is the SALAMANCA bus station one:

http://www.estacionautobusessalamanca.es/

You may need to have some basic Spanish though to understand it.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by road2paradise

Has anyone been to La Alberca? I might do either that or Ciudad Rodrigo. But with Alberca, it's a little difficult to get timetables or prices.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by puerto_lover

La ALberca does appear to be remote and not easy to reach and I would think that for a day trip it may be too difficult. It is at least 80 kms.
But I have not looked too closely. There is some sort of hotel and spa just outside the village which may be able to help.
http://www.abadiadelostemplarios.com/
The bus company that appears to travel to La Alberca from Salamanca is:

http://www.autocarescosme.com/

You could always visit the bus station the day before to find the info.

Re: Daytrips from Salamanca

by road2paradise

Thanks for all the info! Looks like I'll have to agree with puerto, the only bus to Alberca leaves at 1:45pm and the return is at 3:30pm. Not exactly enough time to hang out. Shame, because it would've been nice. I think I might go with Rodrigo or Alba de Tormes.

Travel Tips for Salamanca

La tuna de la facultad de medicina de Salamanca

by Sonia69

La tuna is the most romantic and beautiful thing I saw in Salamanca. It is formed by a group of men singing to women, they play in the streets of Salamanca everyday so I had the opportunity of seeing them when I was on holiday last week. They were very nice and friendly, specially towards women (they like flirting, something normal on Spanish men and women), they were very considerate and allowed me to take pictures with them, the most attractive tuna singer was Domingo, who was in fact, the leader of the group.

Las tunas de la universidad de Salamanca

by Sonia69

The most romantic thing I have ever seen is 'Los tunos'. It is a group of men, most of them studying at the University of Salamanca or at the Universidad Pontificia, who sing in the Plaza Mayor every night. They sing songs for women and they do it very well, in addition to this, los tunos, are very nice and friendly, this is why I highly recommend everyone going to Salamanca to see los tunos sing in the Plaza Mayor.
The best tunos are those who belong to the Facultad de Medicina.

Storks

by Imaniac

On some buildings in Salamanca you'll find these kind of naskets for storks to nestle in. I was a bit surprised when we actually DID see real storks. It was just a few meters away from de Casa De Las Conchas.

FROM ZAMORA - BRAGANCA

I do...

by davidcross

FROM ZAMORA - BRAGANCA

I do not know the name and you do not need to!
The food is beautifully served and presented, though as is common in Portugal, there was so much of it.
However the unique feature is the location. I had sucking pig and it was good but I actually find ordinary pork tastier.

My “must see” activity was...

by Eberhard

My “must see” activity was obviously to learn Spanish. I was an absolute beginner and had booked for a two weeks intensive course at the “Escuela International”. That meant six hours of classroom (from 08.00 to 14.00h) and another three to five hours homework (if you are a beginner, have to look for every single word, and take it serious)
Their teaching is well structured, varied and no word of a foreign language is allowed, even not for a beginner. So everyone can imagine, that the first few days are pretty hard and almost frustrating. It is surprising to see, however, how fast intensive listening obtains results. Already after the second day I felt rather comfortable.
Every night the school organizes additional events and on the weekend day tours to other famous places in the area

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