Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Salamanca

Museo Lázaro Galdiano

This imposing early 20th-century Italianate stone mansion, set discreetly back from the street, belonged to Don José Lázaro Galdiano (1862–1947), a successful businessman and passionate patron of the arts. His aston…
Top Choice Stadium in Salamanca

Plaza de Toros

East of central Madrid, the Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas (Las Ventas) is the most important and prestigious bullring in the world, and a visit here is a good way to gain an insight into this very Spanish …
Museum in Salamanca

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

The showpiece National Archaeology Museum contains a sweeping accumulation of artefacts behind its towering facade. Daringly redesigned within, the museum ranges across Spain's ancient history and the large collecti…
Sculpture in Salamanca

Museo al Aire Libre

This fascinating open-air collection of 17 abstract sculptures includes works by renowned Basque artist Eduardo Chillida, Catalan master Joan Miró, as well as Eusebio Sempere and Alberto Sánchez, among Spain's forem…
Notable Building in Salamanca

Palacio de Linares

So extraordinary is the Palacio de Comunicaciones on Plaza de la Cibeles that many visitors fail to notice this fine 19th-century pleasure dome that stands watch over the northeastern corner of the plaza. Built in 1…
Library in Salamanca

Biblioteca Nacional & Museo del Libro

Perhaps the most impressive of the grand edifices erected along the Paseo de los Recoletos in the 19th century, the 1892 Biblioteca Nacional (National Library) dominates the southern end of Plaza de Colón. Downstair…
Museum in Salamanca

Museo Taurino

The Museo Taurino inhabits a renovated space dedicated to bullfighting legend Manolete, as well as a curious collection of paraphernalia, costumes (the traje de luces, or suit of lights, is one of bullfighting’s mos…
Cultural Centre in Salamanca

Fundación Juan March

This foundation organises some of the better temporary exhibitions in Madrid each year and it’s always worth checking its website to see what's on or around the corner. It also stages concerts across a range of musi…
Monument in Salamanca

Statue of Cristobel Colón

This understated monument to Spain's favourite explorer has stood here since the 1880s.
Monument in Salamanca

Monumento al Descubrimiento

Important landmark dedicated to the discoveries made by Cristobel Colon (Columbus).