Planning a Trip
The favourable months to travel around the city falls anytime between spring and autumn. The winter months have clear blue skies during the day but can get extremely cold at nights. There are specific festivals which make travellers flock into the city. For example, 12th June marks a feast day in honour of Saint John of Sahagún, the patron saint of Salamanca. There are other religious festivities accompanied by Spanish fiestas around a few days from this date. Feria de Salamanca happens on the 2nd week of September, and it is celebrated by returning students, who join the locals for taking part in La Virgen de la Vega.
Tips to Tour Salamanca:
- If you are visiting the city for the first time, you are requested to visit the local tourist information office which is situated near the Plaza Mayor. They will provide you with comprehensive city maps, which have descriptive details about the remarkable landmarks of the city. They also give you the ‘Salamanca Card’ which makes you feel welcomed and let you get discounts on various excursions and transport facilities.
- If you like to keep away from the crowded areas and enjoy serenity and quietness, summers are the best time for you to visit the city. The rest of the favourable times are filled with a typical student atmosphere and the city keeps buzzing all through the day!
- The main landmarks and historical architectures are found in the city’s centre. You will have the best of this area when you explore it on foot.
- If you want to rent a car, you should get to the railway station. There is numerous car renting centres around the area, and you can tally a few for optimum profitability. For the economy class car, you might be charged around 50 Euros.
- Buses are the primary public transport which runs through each district, all through the day. Buses can also take you to desired landmarks and the cost would be about 1.3 Euro on every journey you make.
- The city also provides a bicycle renting system and the first hour to use the bicycle is free! The rental stores are available from 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. on weekdays. The start hour shifts to 10 a.m. on weekends.
- A lot of visitors love to learn a little bit of Spanish as they come here. The city invokes the curiosity in you and makes more interactive with the people around. If you are going to tour the city for over a week, you can take some lessons from language school of Titular. They will provide you with the best of what you can learn in a short span of time, and that will help you communicate with people, all through Spain.