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.

Salamanca Luxury Plaza Salamanca

Set within Plaza Mayor Square, Salamanca Luxury Plaza is located in Salamanca, 700 m from University of Salamanca. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Pontificial University of Salamanca and Art Deco & Art Nouveau Museum. Museo Historia de la Automoción is 800 m from the guest house and Salamanca City Hall is a 1-minute walk away.

Plaza Mayor 7-9 1o izq, 37002 Salamanca, Spain