Apartments in Salamanca Known as the Golden City and set amongst the rolling plains of Castilla y León, Salamanca is famous for its ancient architecture, vibrant nightlife and famous University, said to be one of the “leading lights” of the mediaeval world. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure we have the perfect accommodation in Salamanca. All of our apartments are centrally located in the heart of Salamanca and offer all the modern conveniences you would expect in a modern apartment, WiFi, microwave, washing machine and more. Imagine having your morning coffee on the terrace overlooking Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor or taking a break from sightseeing with a swim in your own private swimming pool. To make the most of your time in Salamanca an apartment is perfect choice for parents visiting their children at University, a couple enjoying a romantic getaway and families or a group of friends wanting to explore the city. Eating Out in Salamanca It seems there are restaurants of every kind in Salamanca, traditional family run restaurants serving hearty Castilian cuisine to more cutting edge experimental and International Cuisine. Whatever your tastes you are sure to be impressed with the restaurants in Salamanca. When in Salamanca there are some foods you simply must try, the delicious jamón de Guijuelo, cured Iberian leg ham and beef from the Morucha Cow are just tow of these. Other dishes worth trying especially if you are visiting in winter are the stews and casseroles heavy with chickpeas and lentils. Some of the best restaurants in Salamanca are El Alquimista, Victor Gutierrez and La Aldaba. Of course, there are lots of tapas restaurants in Salamanca if you are looking for a quick bite to eat. What to See in Salamanca Art, culture and history combine to make Salamanca a fascinating tourist destination. Salamanca has seen many rulers over the centuries, Romans, Moors and Visigoths have all left their mark on the city. The more emblematic sights of the city are the University, Plaza Mayor and Cathedrals. The Plaza Mayor is a magnificent example of Baroque Architecture. This square in the centre of Salamanca is the social hub. Lined with cafes and restaurants it is the place to go for a stroll or meet friends for a drink. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Spain. One of the world’s oldest, the University of Salamanca is deservedly on the list of must sees. Magnificent architecture and the famous Spanish plateresque façade with a hidden frog, legend has it if you can find the frog without help you are guaranteed to be blessed with good luck. The book lined shelves of the library and the Casa de las Conchas are other star attractions of the University. Salamanca’s two cathedrals are also well worth visiting, the old Cathedral, “Catedral Vieja” built in the Romanic and Gothic styles and the new Cathedral, “Catedral Nueva” built in the late Gothic and baroque. Both cathedrals are full of ornate carvings, exquisite decorations and chapels. Other sights in Salamnca worth seeing are La Salina Palace, Solis Palace and the Bull Ring. Shopping in Salamanca There are over 4,000 shops in Salamanca selling clothes, shoes, accessories, souvenirs, and local handcrafts. Most of the shops are in the streets surrounding the Plaza Mayor in Toro and Zamora streets here you can find high street chain stores and small boutiques. It is a pleasant stroll along the pedestrian streets window shopping and listening to the local buskers and street entertainers. For souvenirs, head to the area between the Plaza and the Cathedrals. Buy some delicious cured meat products, local wines and fresh fruit and vegetables from the Central Market, housed in a beautiful modernist building. Head to the Tormes and Capuchinos shopping centre for everything under the one roof you can even take in a movie or just relax in one of the café’s or restaurants. Salamanca for Kids If you think there aren’t a lot of things for kids to do in Salamanca you are mistaken. Being a university there is a heavy emphasis on education any of the activities for children in Salamanca are based on this premise. Wander the streets of the old town looking for hidden gems like the frog on the University building or the monkey and stork on the door of the Cathedral. The children will love the Art Nouveau and Art Deco museum which houses an interesting collection of dolls, robots and toys. Alternatively have a look at the more than 200 vehicles at the Automotive History Museum. Take the tourist train to discover the city or head to the river for a walk along its banks or take a leisurely cruise down the Tormes River aboard a river boat. During summer enjoy a dramatised tour of the city. For further information visit the Salamanca Tourist Office. Salamanca Nightlife As you would expect in a town full of university students from Spain and around the World, the nightlife is amazing. Centred in the area around the Plaza Mayor and Gran Via the options are as wide and varied as the nationalities of the university students. After midnight all the bars are filed to overflowing and after three the action moves to the local nightclubs. There is sure to be a bar and club to suit your style whether it is sophisticated or alternative. Some of the best places to go out in Salamanca are Moderno, Plutos and Camelot. The nightlife scene is orientated towards undergraduate students so sometimes it may be better to sit in the Plaza Mayor and observe the shenanigans whilst listening to some troubadours. Why rent with Friendly Rentals? Flexibility, privacy, excellent customer service and more space are just a few of the reasons why you should rent with Friendly Rentals. We have over ten years in the industry and can offer you a guarantee our competitors just can’t match. All of our apartments in Salamanca are centrally located meaning the sights, restaurants and shops are right on your doorstep. Furthermore we periodically inspect our apartments to ensure they continue to meet our exacting standards. Let us at Friendly Rentals provide you with your home away from home.