Laura Morse is a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an ISA Featured Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Salamanca, Spain.
Have a free weekend in Salamanca? Need ideas? Here are 6 great ways to have fun in Salamanca when you’ve only got a few days!
- Rent A Bike For The Day
Renting bikes for the day is great because you can easily see the whole city on a well-paved green bike path. It will take you along the Rio Tormes, by the outskirts of the city, and through quaint parks.
- Eat A Picnic In A Park
Eating a picnic with friends is always fun, but eating a picnic with friends in front of an ancient cathedral or along the Rio Tormes with a Roman bridge as a backdrop is a MUST! Watch the weather for a beautiful day and practice your Spanish by going to a frutería (fruit market), panadería (bread market), and carnicería (meat market) to buy food for your picnic (don’t forget the Jamón ibérico – incredibly rich cured ham).
- Rent A Paddle Boat
Renting a paddleboat is a wonderful way for you and three friends to spend a lazy afternoon on the Rio Tormes enjoying an amazing view of the Cathedral. And it’s only 5 euros per person!
- Ride A Horse In the Countryside
If you want to experience the countryside around Salamanca, horseback riding is the way to see it. The barn “Los Caballos de la Ribera” offers a 2 hour trail ride for 25 euros and includes transportation to and from the city center of Salamanca. The horses are well trained, and the countryside is refreshing.
- Take Time To Tour The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower is the tallest part of the New Cathedral that was built in the 18th century, and paying 4 euros to see the best view in the city is completely worth it!
- Don’t Forget The Gelato!
There are countless places to buy delicious gelato in the city center, and it’s hard to go wrong. Eating gelato while “people watching” on a bench in Plaza Mayor is a common pastime in the city of Salamanca!
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