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This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza Major, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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+34 923 21 83 42
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plaza is gorgeous in the day or at night but definitely come back at night. It’s stunning!! I might even like it more than Madrid’s!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rtwgirldotcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent square like the one in Venice Italy, Visited sometime in March,2019. Lots of small restaurant and shops to see, and huge number of tourist in the lovely square.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edward1010999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both in the day and during the evening this is a very impressive town square with some good cafes and bars but a lot of average or empty retail premises. Choose your bar or restaurant carefully.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JonJG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This plaza is surrounded by beautiful buildings but I have to admit lacked ambiance. We have come across other plazas which had a nicer feel.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the must visit sites, Plaza Mayor is reputed to be one of the finest in all of Spain...and it is easy to see why. During the day it is alive with the buzz of the local and student population. At night it also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sean O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful but little bit crowded and disorganized. However, is one of the touristic places from Salamanca, you can’t miss it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carolinaff237
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Architecture at its brilliant Spanish best. Sun shine and crowds all adding to one of Salamanca's Unesco heritage beauties.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank diarmuid624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit several times during your visit - morning, afternoon and especially at night. The light changes the space and is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ash4NYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular, beautiful square that was buzzing on our Saturday evening visit. Great for kids to run around as parents have a drink or food

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank angusm1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like most Spanish cities there is a plaza mayor, but this one is not quite as large as some, but it has a good variety of shops and restaurants- mainly Spanish but a couple of English chains. Each exit leads to fantastic shops and streets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lesley D
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Yes, the hotel has it's own parking. It is a little tricky to go into the parking because the streets are very narrow and the entrance to the parking is quite difficult. Reserve the parking in advance because it is limited... More
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