8 Things to do for free in Salamanca

8 Things to do for free in Salamanca

Seeing the sights of Salamanca need not break the bank and with a little bit of planning, and some useful advice from your friends here at hitchhikershandbook you can leave the city having seen lots of sights and still with some money in your pocket.

  1. Casa de las Conchas (House of the Shells) (Calle Compañía, 2) is well worth the effort to visit and is Free.

  1. The University (Patio de Escuelas Menores, 1) including its impressive collection of “vítores” wall paintings, which were originally painted in bull’s blood and symbolise the graduated students’ victory over the books, is free on Monday mornings.

  1. To get your fill of religious monuments, the New Cathedral (Calle del Cardenal Pla y Daniel) is Free, the Old Cathedral is free for Spanish citizens on Tuesday mornings and the IERONIMUS exhibition (entrance – Plaza Juan XXIII) is free for all on Tuesdays between 10am – 12 midday.

  1. The charming Colegio Mayor de Santiago el Zebedeo (Plaza de Fonseca, nº4) is free on Monday mornings.

  1. The Museo de Salamanca (Salamanca Museum) (Calle del Patio de las Escuelas Menores, 2) contains many works of art dating back to the 15th century and is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

  1. Cueva de Salamanca (Salamanca Caves) (Plaza de Carvajal, 1-19) where, according to legend, the devil imparted classes, offers splendid views of the city and is free.

  1. The Museo de Art Nouveau y Art Déco (Museum of Modern Art and Art Deco) in Casa Lis (C/ Gibraltar, 14), is free on Tuesdays from 11.00am – 2.00pm.

  1. The mesmerising Palacio de La Salina (C/ San Pablo, 24) was constructed in 16th century and is graced with beautiful façades and arched courtyards and is Free, but at present is temporary closed for maintenance.

The unique façade of House of Shells, taken on Calle Compañía - Salamanca, Spain (35)

written by: Jon



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6 Responses to 8 Things to do for free in Salamanca

  1. Do you have any information like this about places in Belgium?

  2. We’re going in September so we might beat you to it. I am really looking forward to it.

  3. Pingback: 8 things to do for free in Granada | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

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