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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 …
Top Choice Fusion in Salamanca

Astrolabius

This terrific family-run place in Salamanca's north has a simple philosophy – take the grandmother's recipes and filter them through the imagination of the grandchildren. The result is a beguiling mix of flavours, s…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Salamanca

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

This boutique has to be seen to be believed, with pinks, yellows and oranges everywhere you turn. It’s fun and exuberant, but not just for kids. It also has serious and highly original fashion. Agatha Ruiz de la Pra…
Top Choice Spanish in Salamanca

Platea

Platea is one of the most exciting things to happen in Madrid's eating scene in years. The ornate Carlos III cinema opposite the Plaza de Colón has been artfully transformed into a dynamic culinary scene with more t…
Food in Salamanca

Oriol Balaguer

Catalan pastry chef Oriol Balaguer has a formidable CV – he's worked in the kitchens of Ferran Adrià in Catalonia, won the prize for the World’s Best Dessert (the ‘Seven Textures of Chocolate’) and his croissants on…
Food & Drinks in Salamanca

Mantequería Bravo

Behind the attractive old facade lies a connoisseur’s paradise, filled with local cheeses, sausages, wines and coffees. The products here are great for a gift, but everything’s so good that you won’t want to share. …
Food & Drinks in Salamanca

Bombonerías Santa

If your style is as refined as your palate, the exquisite chocolates in this tiny shop will satisfy. The packaging is every bit as pretty as the bombones (chocolates) within, but they’re not cheap – count on paying …
Shoes in Salamanca

Manolo Blahnik

Nothing to wear to the Oscars? Do what many Hollywood celebrities do and head for Manolo Blahnik. The showroom is exclusive and each shoe is displayed like a work of art.
Mexican in Salamanca

Tepic

Recently moved from Chueca, Tepic offers ‘Urban Mexican Food’ in chic dining rooms and with friendly service. Tepic’s signature dish is the Acapulco Tropical, a cheese taco with meat and pineapple, but it’s all good…