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Salamanca's Plaza Mayor

Salamanca, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Salamanca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This 18th-century square is one of the largest in Spain.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful square... Lots of bars, tapas and places to watch the world go by. Tapas just off the square more reasonable!

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the plaza Mayor with the Tuna for live music! A wonderful experience! Great food, friendly people!

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Luarca, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This plaza was everything I imagined from what i had read. Beautiful, light & lively.. We compared it with that in Madrid. Salamanca´s Plaza Mayor (known as the living room of the Salmantinos) is more of a square than the one in Madrid which is slightly on the rectangular side. Ma.drid´s has more colour in the buildings. We thought that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I spent several weeks in Salamanca and the Plaza Mayor was the place to be. I visited many of the ice-cream stands here as well as several restaurants, but the real action is to be had right in the center. Sitting and talking or strolling around the Plaza Mayor is a daily pasttime for most citizens of the town. You... More

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South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I studied abroad in Salamanca, so I traveled around a lot, and this plaza is the most beautiful plaza in Spain. This plaza is the heart and soul of Salamanca, nick-named the City of Gold for the way the buildings look in the night. When the lights turn on at night its amazing. This plaza is always filled with people,... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This plaza is nice and has a lot to do, but the plaza Mayor in Madrid is much nicer. The day we were there they were taking down a display, which made it crowded and not very picturesque.

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Bay Area
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were able to see the plaza just as the lights turned on at night. By far the best plaza we saw in Spain. A must see if you are in the area.

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Centerville, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Eating lunch or having a drink in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor couldn't have any more "Spanish flair". Enjoy sitting in the plaza just watching the people go by, eating, shopping, and many other things it has it offer. Great landmark to visit!

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Union, Washington
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Chose a restaurant, order a beverage and watch the crowd go buy. Prices are, of course, higher here, but it's the atmosphere.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great tapas in several places at Plaza Mayor! The square in the best place to be! We booked an apartment at Calle San Juan de la Cruz , . The apartment was listed as Centro Atco Duplex 2, rented through trip advisor! Perfect location , but you will need your GPS to get there, but a perfect place to stay!

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