Taking a City Break to Salamanca
This little well known town just over 200km West of Madrid in Spain has been the home of a ISLA transfer course for European students for years. This fantastic foreign exchange course allows students to learn the language and immerse themselves in Spanish culture.
Are you looking for somewhere with bucket loads of that culture? Some place that is relaxed and much more reasonably priced than more popular destinations? Take a short break here in 2016! It might just be the one place you could make fantastic memories in.
|Relax with a Coffee in Salamanca, Spain|
|New Cathedral in Salamanca, Spain|
|Churros at Cafe Novelty, Salamanca, Spain|
So to the big question, how much is it for a city break I here you ask. Not as much as you were thinking. Accomodation is inexpensive and really high quality. The NH Salamanca Puerta de la Catedral is 4* a modern hotel situated within the new Catedral buildings. Breakfast comes as an add on but well worth trying, with a range of options including pastries and meats, with a cooked breakfast available to order too.
Four nights at the NH Puerta de la Catedral starts from around £40-£50 per night depending on season, with return flights at around £120. During Easter time this goes up due to festival celebrations in the city.
Salamanca is a hidden treasure of Spain. It’s visited infrequently by tourists and is relatively unknown to outside visitors, making it a perfect place to see. If you are looking to immerse yourself into the Spanish culture and avoid somewhere bustling with travelers on your city break, then this could be the perfect place for you.
Have you been before? Do you know of any Spanish gems I need to see? Let me know all of your thoughts by tweeting me @1backpackerlife . I look forward to hearing your stories!
Have a look at my other European City Breaks for 2016.