Salamanca lies in one of Spain's bullfighting heartlands and this small museum is packed with bullfighting memorabilia.
Iglesia de San Martín
Iglesia de San Martín is wedged among houses.
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Plaza Mayor information
Built between 1729 and 1755, Salamanca's exceptional grand square is widely considered to be Spain's most beautiful central plaza. The square is particularly memorable at night when illuminated (until midnight) to magical effect. Designed by Alberto Churriguera, it's a remarkably harmonious and controlled baroque display. The medallions placed around the square bear the busts of famous figures.
Look for the controversial inclusion of Franco in the northeast corner – it looks different from the others, being unceremoniously covered with what looks like a humble plastic bag (to counter its regular subjection to vandalism). Bullfights were held here well into the 19th century; the last ceremonial corrida (bullfight) took place in 1992.