Summer holidays might be behind us, but in Vincci we what to help you cope with returning to the routine by suggesting you do what you like best: travel. It’s because September is an ideal month to take a weekend getaway to help prolong that wonderful sensation of still being on holidays. Today, for example, we suggest going to Salamanca, an attractive city of great beauty that has a lot to offer. Been there?
Called the “university city” it’s full of life due to its many students, many of them foreigners, who, each year, come to the city, turning it into a connecting nexus between tradition and modernity.
Salamanca’s interest is such that it is considered by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. The first thing a traveler has to visit after arriving to the city is its famous Plaza Mayor. In Baroque style and originally from the eighteenth century, it’s a meeting place Salamanca’s citizens and it’s never empty. Heading out from here to the beautiful city streets, stop to admire the façade of the Casa de las Conchas on your way to the New Cathedral made in gothic style and built between 1513 and 1733.
One of Salamanca’s most famous buildings is its University, where, like every tourist, you’ll have to spend a few minutes trying to find the frog among the many decorations that cover its plasteresque style door. It’s said that whoever can find it without help will pass all their courses. Later continue on to the Old Cathedral, constructed in romantic style, and continue on to the Clerencía building, considered one of the principle examples of Spanish Baroque.
You can’t leave without visiting the beautiful Ursulas de las Dueñas convents (with one of the most impressive Renaissance cloisters) and the one of San Esteban or the San Benito Church. It’s also interesting to just wander aimlessly around Salamanca and discover its many churches, mansions and buildings, all of them of significant architectural and artistic interest.
You also can’t leave without have tried some delicious tapas. The busiest and most well known areas for going out for tapas are around Van Dyck street, where you’ll find bars that offer grilled meats, and the area around Plaza mayor, where you’ll be able to try all kinds of “pinchos”.
And after a busy day of sightseeing it’s time rest and recover for the next day. To do so, you need a good hotel, like the Vincci Ciudad de Salamanca 4*, where you’ll find very comfortable and well lit modern rooms, with roomy bathrooms. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the Bar Lounge and garage.
Further, the hotel is located 15 minutes walking from the Cathedral, so you’ll have everything nearby. If you prefer to move about using public transport, you have at the door a taxi and a bus stop.
And if you’re going to Salamanca for business, Vincci is also the best choice, as our hotel is close to the Palacio de Congresos and has available fully equipped meeting rooms. Also before booking, take a look at our promotions so that you can stay at the best price.
Go on then and follow our advice: take a getaway to Salamanca with the help of Vincci and begin Autumn in the best way possible.