Salamanca Bucketlist

by Kosher River Cruise Kosher Tour Operator
There are few places in the world so enchanting that they radiate beauty, but Salamanca, Spain is undoubtedly one of them. It is nicknamed La Dorada, (The Golden One) for its sandstone buildings that appear to glow with golden fires. Salamanca is an enchanting destination that boasts top-rate history, culture, food, and attractions. Ready to go? Tick off our Salamanca bucket list during your next kosher tours destination.

Nature Park Arribes del Duero

The dazzling nature park Arribes del Duero is found right outside of Salamanca and covers 106.5 hectares, constituting the natural border between Spain and Portugal. It houses one of the biggest inland lakes in Europe, and its steep mountains is a famous region for vineyards. The park is particularly notable for its biodiversity and its watercourses, which have carved their way through the landscape over time. 

South of the lake, visitors can find the stunning Pozo de los Humos waterfall surrounded by Mediterranean flora. Arribes del Duero is a definite must for nature enthusiasts and amateurs alike, and its panoramic mountains offer some of the most outstanding natural landscape in the country.

Plaza Mayor

This principal attraction in Salamanca is motivation enough to visit the city. It is easily one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain; some are so bold, to even name it the most beautiful square in the world. Constructed between 1729 and 1755, Plaza Mayor features baroque-era architectural details, pedestrian-only streets, and sweeping arches. The plaza is a bustling spot 24/7, highly regarded by locals as a place to socialize, shop, drink, go on a romantic walk, and appreciate life. Be sure to time your visit to the plaza at night when the lights are dazzling.

Salamanca, Spain
Plaza Mayor

Extra tip: If you want to sound like a local, tell your Spanish friends you will ‘meet them under the clock’ in Plaza Mayor. It’s a well-known phrase among Salamanca locals.


If you’re in Salamanca on a Sunday morning, join the locals and head for this neighborhood just outside the center to check out the weekly flea market, El Rastro. Afterward, go for a stroll and explore the quiet leafy streets for a change from the central area’s student vibe.

Salamanca Museum of Fine Arts

Salamanca has had a long artistic tradition, so it’s no wonder that its fine arts museum is fantastic, even if it's relatively small. This part-Gothic mansion, former home of the local aristocracy, houses an impressive, high-quality collection of sculptures, paintings and some archaeological treasures that were unearthed in the surrounding area.


If you're into chocolate, Valor will be your new favorite brunch spot. Often thronged with a bustling crowd of locals, the beautiful little cafe serves some of the best churros con chocolate in the city, which are well worth the wait. 

The Valor cafe chain can be found all over Spain and has made a name for itself for exceptional quality and charming dishes. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with milkshakes, hot chocolates, and strong coffee. If you haven’t tried Valor yet, make your way to the charming cafe and enjoy one of their sugary desserts.

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