It can be said that the city of Salamanca is the authentic vital centre of Spanish knowledge, as this city, which is more than 2,000 years old, treasures an old quarter of immense historical value, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Also, the city is home to the oldest active university in the world, the University of Salamanca, founded in 1218.
However, apart from its immense wealth of heritage, Salamanca is much more than its history. It offers a wide range of attractive, innovative and entertaining tourism that attracts many visitors each year.
Salamanca has a great variety of commercial premises and shopping centres where tourists can buy excellent quality products, as well as souvenirs and handicrafts. They can also enjoy a varied and rich gastronomic offer and nightlife thanks to the city’s many restaurants, tapas bars, pubs and discos.
In fact, one of the most interesting activities is taking a guided hot air balloon tour. This way, tourists can appreciate the spectacular view of the city and the beauty of its architectural works.
Salamanca is also characterized by a rich range of cultural entertainment alternatives thanks to its wide variety of museums, theatres, art galleries and venues where musical concerts, plays, artistic performances and endless recreational alternatives are offered.