Hotels Near Plaza Mayor Salamanca

Address Plaza Mayor, 32-38, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Phone +34 923 21 83 42

The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square. It was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area. It is lined by restaurants, ice cream parlors, tourist shops, jewelry stores and a pharmacy along its perimeter except in front of the city hall.

Construction of the plaza began in 1729 and was completed in 1755. Felipe the V ordered the construction of the plaza to be used for bullfighting and was designed by the Churriguera family in sandstone. It had been used for bullfighting up until the mid-19th century, one hundred years after being completed.

In 1988, UNESCO declared the old city of Salamanca a World Heritage Site. Today, there is a plaque placed in the center of the plaza marking its significance to boast the plaza's baroque-style beauty. Salamanca is known as La Dorada, "The Golden City" because of the glow of its sandstone buildings, which the Plaza Mayor represents at its core.

The plaza is an irregular square and none of its facades measure the same height. The plaza's walls have three floors above its ground terrace level except for the main facade portion.

Room Mate Vega Salamanca

Room Mate Vega is set in a listed building in the centre of Salamanca, 100 metres from Plaza Mayor. It offers stylish rooms with flat-screen TV. The spacious rooms at the Vega are air conditioned and feature contemporary décor.

Plaza del Mercado, 16, 37001 Salamanca, Spain

Nightly rates from $58 to $164

Hostal Concejo Salamanca

Superbly located in the heart of Salamancas historic centre, this charming hotel is beside the city's main plaza. Enjoy simply-decorated bedrooms boasting air-conditioning and heating, and en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs.

Plaza de la Libertad, 1, 37002 Salamanca, Spain

Nightly rates from $36 to $83