Salamanca Skyline - From Catedral de Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca Skyline - From Catedral de Salamanca, Spain
Salamanca Skyline - From Catedral de Salamanca, Spain
The Salamanca skyline and its iconic cathedral often mesmerize visitors. Balanced atop a steep hill in the capital city of the world-famous region of Castilla y León, it is a picturesque sight. Bounded by mountains and rivers, the city has plenty to offer outdoors enthusiasts as well. The dramatic skyline features the 16th-century Gothic style Catedral de Salamanca located in elaborate Plaza Mayor. Along with taking in the views and exploring the multitude of architectural wonders located in the city since its founding in the 12th century, visitors should explore the university-rich city to take in some of Spain’s most impressive public spaces. The cobblestone streets are full of contrasts, featuring Renaissance facades, old-school pubs, classic churches, and contemporary art galleries. Make sure to pick up some of the local delicacies such as rolled loin of pork, lamb and wild boar chops, and drink some of the famous local wines. Salamanca is an ideal destination for travelers who still want to appreciate true Spanish culture and old-world-charm.