What to see

Tourist sites in Salamanca

By reserving one of the apartments that we have available at Alojamientos Willmark, you will be able to enjoy the best tourist sites in Salamanca up close. We are located in the entire downtown area of the city, which will make it easier for you to visit the different places of cultural and gastronomic tradition. 

We are completely sure that you will feel very satisfied with the facilities we have prepared and with the excellent location where we are located.

Some of the main tourist sites in Salamanca to know

Below, we present valuable information about some of the main places to visit if you find yourself spending a few days of rest in our quiet and beautiful city of Salamanca.

Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor of Salamanca, from the 18th century, is one of the most beautiful monumental urban squares in Europe. Located in the center of the city, it forms an irregular supported quadrangle, with three floors on each façade, presided over by the Town Hall. In the Royal Pavilion, the effigy of King Ferdinand III, El Santo, stands out, and the medallions on the spandrels of its arches represent Spanish monarchs. In the south or San Martín pavilion, in the medallions we see illustrious soldiers or conquerors, while in the petrineros pavilion, the figures on the medallions are cultural figures.

New and Old Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, popularly called the New Cathedral, is, along with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of the city of Salamanca. Its construction was carried out between the 16th and 18th centuries, mixing late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Spain in dimensions and its bell tower is 92 meters high. 

The Cathedral of Santa María, known as the Old Cathedral, is the other cathedral that you can find in Salamanca. Its foundation was carried out by Bishop Jerónimo de Perigord, and its construction began in the first third of the 12th century and was finished at the end of the 14th century, in Romanesque and Gothic style. Its completion was thanks to the impulse given to the works by Bishop Alfonso Barasaque.


Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:15 p.m.). 
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:15 p.m.).


Ieronimus, a walk through the towers of the cathedral

Visit the towers of the cathedral any day of the week from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:00 p.m.).

University of Salamanca

Founded in the year 1218 by King Alfonso IX, the University of Salamanca stands out for being one of the oldest in Spain. In 1254, Pope Alexander IV recognized it as one of the four largest universities in the world, along with distinguished universities such as Oxford, Paris and Bologna. Throughout its history, it has been fortunate to have numerous prestigious professors, such as Luis de León, Beatriz Galindo, Melchor Cano, Francisco de Vitoria and Miguel de Unamuno, and many famous inhabitants have walked through the halls of the University, such as Miguel de Cervantes, Hernando Cortés and Christopher Columbus.


Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Last entry 7:15 p.m.). 
Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last entry 1:15 p.m.).

The Clergy

the clergy is the name given to the building of the former Royal College of the Holy Spirit (or Holy Spirit) of the Society of Jesus, built between the 17th and 18th centuries in the city of Salamanca. It is baroque in style. There is a difference between the school, with an interesting cloister, and the church, with an impressive three-section façade. His name, Clerecía, comes from an abbreviated denomination of his belonging to the Real Clerecía de San Marcos after the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain.


Monday to Friday: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. / 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10:30 am, 11:15 a.m., 12:00, 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. / 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.


Ascent to the Clerecía towers (Scala Coeli)

For more information about the Clerecía towers, you can visit https://www.torresdelaclerecia.com/


Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry 7:15 p.m.).

House of Shells

The Casa de las Conchas is a stately mansion from the time of the Catholic Monarchs, where you can see the combination of late Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance styles

Its construction began at the end of the 15th century by order of Rodrigo Maldonado de Talavera, although it was his son, Rodrigo Arias Maldonado, who finished it and lived in it. 

Above the main door and the windows is the coat of arms of the Maldonados, with five fleurs-de-lis. The bars of the windows on the lower floor are considered to be among the best of Castilian ironwork. In the same way, the existing asymmetry between the larger windows stands out, something typical of the Gothic.


Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Palace of Monterrey

The Monterrey Palace is one of the best examples of Spanish Renaissance civil architecture and the greatest exponent of Plateresque.


Tuesday to Sunday:  10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Immaculate

In the 17th century, the construction of the Purísima church was carried out, as part of the Agustinas Convent, by the Count of Monterrey, right in front of his palace. 

The church is the public part of the convent, for cloistered nuns, and its design was made with the purpose of it being the funeral chapel of the count and his family. 

This church has an Italian Baroque style, very austere on the façade, and with paintings by José de Ribera inside. Among them stands out that of the Immaculate Conception, which is considered one of the best paintings dedicated to the Virgin.


Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Roman Bridge

The Puente Mayor del Tormes, better known as the Roman Bridge of Salamanca, is a bridge that crosses the Tormes River. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument on June 3, 1931, and an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1998.