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The Spanish town of Salamanca can be found in the province of Castilla y Leon. In the mid west of the country, and just one hours drive from the border with Portugal, it is a town that has 165,000 residents with a climate varying from cold and susceptible to rain showers in the winter months to one which is dry and more comfortable (in terms of temperature) during the rest of the year.

Old and New Cathedrals, Salamanca, Castilla Leon, SpainThe town is famous throughout Spain as being the most popular of the university towns where more than 40,000 students migrate to each year to study. Dating back to 1218, the “University of Salamanca” is noted as being the university which is the third oldest in Europe. Salamanca is not just known for its university however, as there are many other monuments and architectural sights to see.

The buildings in the centre of town are all built from the golden “Villamayor” sandstone creating the feeling that they are of some other era – a time which has long since passed.

The town has forged itself a new identity in these more modern times and a mix of modern city, small village and university town all sit together in harmony. This gives the towns numerous visitors the advantage of a good, modern infrastructure coupled with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Named as European Capital of Culture in 2002, the town also has the accolade of being a UNESCO World Heritage City and is an extremely popular destination for tourists from all over the world offering them a wide variety of fascinating things to see or do.

It is said that the Spanish spoken in Salamanca is the purest form of the language in the whole of Spain, making the town a popular destination for language students from foreign countries.

The fact that Salamanca is a university town means that there are no shortages for somewhere to go out at night. Students meet to chat, drink or eat tapas in the many squares or café bars and the relaxed daytime atmosphere of the city centre is continued into the night where it is combined with music emanating from the bars.

The Castilla y Leon region of Spain is renowned for its agriculture and the quality of the locally grown products. Many different types of sausage and the variety of Spanish ham, ‘Jamon Serrano’, are some of the more favoured of the regions delicacies. Other products include the cheeses of the region and the ‘specialities’ such as the Alberca beans and almonds grown in and around Alba de Tormes.

Due mainly to the variation of climate, the dishes served in Salamanca are largely dependant upon the seasons. Winter months see the serving of stews made with chicken, pork and meatballs, or other filling dishes such as “Morucha” beefsteak. The warmer temperatures in summer make the lighter tapas style dishes more popular especially the sausage or ham varieties.

A typical Salamancan meal is the ‘Hornazo’. This is a salty pastry made with ham, bacon, sausage and egg or you could try ‘Chanfaina’, rice which is mixed with sausage.

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  AC Palencia
This modern hotel is located in one of the best areas in the city right in the commercial heart, only 1 minute from the bus station and 5 minutes from the city centre. The nearest airport is 55 kilometres away.    The decoration and furniture is modern and functional. Every details is looked after to create a comfortable atmosphere for a pleasant stay.  The restaurant is a medium sized welcoming room where Castillian specialities are served as well and wholemeal dishes a la carte. Also good wines of the region can be tasted. 
Eurostars Diana Palace Hotel Palencia
The hotel gives to all its clients the functional structures with cutting edge equipments to make their stay comfortable and a pleasant one.  Strategically situated in Palencia's Commercial Core, Eurostars Diana Palace Hotel is close to major cultural and tourist places of the city. The hotel is 40 kilometres away from the Valladolid Airport and only few metres from the railway station.  All the 65 guestrooms are well decorated and offer all the modern day comforts required for a pleasant stay. Guests can enjoy variety of delicacies at the onsite restaurant and later unwind with a fine drink at the cocktail bar. 
Husa Castilla Vieja Hotel Palencia
Assuring excellent service and quality amenities, this hotel is an ideal place to reside for business as well as leisure travellers.  Located in the heart of the city, Husa Castilla Vieja Hotel Palencia is very near to the Estacion Del Norte Train Station and 42 kilometres from the Villanubla Airport.  The hotel features 69 guestrooms that are tastefully decorated and skilfully furnished with several modern amenities.  Begin your day with sumptuous Continental breakfast served at the hotel. The onsite restaurant serves an excellent Castillian cuisine for you to feast on. Guests can also enjoy delicious snacks and refreshing drinks at the cafe, which is also an ideal place to relax after a tiring day.
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Parador de Cervera de Pisuerga, Palencia Province 
The privileged setting of this Parador, which forms part of the Fuentes Carrionas Reserve, determines its most representative features. Nature can be seen in all its splendour in the Picos de Europa and the blue waters of the Ruesga reservoir and the Romanesque art, which here becomes the real protagonist of the landscape, offer the site a unique, incomparable beauty. Good taste and elegance characterize the interior. Very spacious and comfortable bedrooms, with bright balconies, combine with the exquisite shade of walls, beams and ceilings covered with wood. The restaurant offers traditional Castilian cooking based on hand-made sausages, veal steak and trout with bacon.
Exterior Views Parador de Plasencia
The former Torreorgaz Palace, built on Arabic foundations is located in the heart of the historical and artistic quarter of Caceres, a town declared as a World Heritage Site. The styles personalized in the building and its monumental surroundings are Gothic, Renaissance and baroque. The inner courtyard and cobblestone, frames, beams covered with wood and the original mantelpiece in the living room make up the interior decoration. In this context the soft cream shades of the bedrooms are defined by good taste, spaciousness and comfort.   With its marvellous location at the very heart of the historical quarter of Plasencia, it is the ideal point from which to discover the architectural delights of this unique city, as well as the marvellous surrounding country side.


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AC Palacio San Esteban, Salamanca
This property is located in a very convenient spot just a 3 minutes walk to the Plaza Mayor and the main tourist area of this beautiful city.  Room facilities include direct telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe deposit box, air conditioning and heating, piped music and Internet connection. Marbled bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, telephone and hydro massage bathtub.  The restaurant is also a very smart area where traditional specialties and a hearty buffet breakfast is served every morning.  This is a very convenient hotel due to its location and quality of service provided. Other facilities are private car park, room service, laundry service and handicapped access.
Catalonia Salamanca Plaza, Salamanca
Opened in 2002, the Catalonia Salamanca Plaza is a modern city hotel located in Salamanca's historic city centre, some 100 metres from the central square of Plaza Mayor. Guests can find relaxation opportunities in the hotel bar. For those not wishing to dine in the hotel restaurant, room service provides in-room refreshment. Guests keen to explore the University City of Salamanca (European City of Culture in 2002) can get advice from the multilingual staff and will find that the hotel is located less than a kilometre from the city's main attractions, such as the University, Cathedrals, Casa de las Conchas and the Palacio Fonseca. 
Salamanca Forum Resort, Golf & Spa Hotel near Salamanca
Located in Salamanca, Spain, next to the Torres River, within the Villa Mayor golf course, and five kilometres from central Salamanca.  This modern, golf-spa hotel is situated within the resort centre. There is an outdoor pool with separate children's pool, and a health spa with an indoor heated pool, sauna, a massage treatment room, and fitness equipment.  There are three restaurants and three cafes at the Hotel Dona Brigida Resort, serving traditional dishes and tapas. Room service is available.  Business facilities offered are conference rooms and a business centre.  Activities at the hotel include horse riding, and there is a nine-hole and 18-hole golf course on site. 
Horus Salamanca
Horus Salamanca was built in 1995 in a contemporary Spanish villa style with tiled roofs and is situated on the edge of the town of Salamanca, 2 kilometres from the city centre. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, which has a separate pool for children, enjoy a game on the a floodlit tennis court, work out in the gym or relax in the sauna. Restaurant Arcadia serves regional specialities and international dishes in a light, conservatory-style room and also offers children's and vegetarian menus. The Horus Bar offers a wide range of drinks as well as sandwiches, salads and pizzas.
Petit Palace Las Torres Hotel, Salamanca
The Hotel Petit Palace Las Torres is a first-class hotel located in the historic center of Salamanca. This magnificent building is a product of the Barrocco-Churrigueresco style, with a view to the Plaza Mayor. The hotel is convenient to this beautiful, cultural jewel of a city. Despite its vintage construction, the hotel has the modern comforts and conveniences that sophisticated travelers expect.  This four-story building features a business center with high-speed internet access, a buffet restaurant and a snack bar.  The Hotel Petit Palace Las Torres is just steps to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Parador de Salamanca, Salamanca
The Hotel is on a small hill on the left bank of the Tormes, facing the historic centre of the city. Its large windows make it an exceptional lookout point over the city, a living museum dominated by the cathedral towers.  Elegance, comfort and spaciousness characterise the hotel’s public areas, meeting rooms and bedrooms.  Enjoy the local dishes of Salamanca offered in the Parador restaurant: hornazo (meat pie), farinato and other Spanish sausages, cheese from Hinojosa, tostón (sucking pig), Ledesma pastries and almond pastries. Delicious!
Room Mate Vega, Salamanca
The Room Mate Vega is a modern hotel housed in a listed historical building in the centre of Salamanca, within 500 metres of the cafés of the Plaza Mayor and the cathedrals. Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast in the hotel's dining room, and later (for a surcharge) use facilities including sauna, hydrotherapy and massage at a nearby spa Centre.  For guests' convenience, the 24-hour front desk has a safe deposit box service, and garage parking is on offer for those arriving by car. The 38 air-conditioned guestrooms have décor in soft white with wooden flooring, bright fabrics and window shutters. All have Internet connections, climate control, safes, direct-dial phones, satellite television with premium channels and bathrooms with hair dryers. 
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Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca Province
Rising up on a cleft on the fertile plain of the river Águeda and covered with ivy, this castle has a keep which is an unsurpassable observatory for contemplating the landscapes of the Campo Charro. It is an ideal enclave to discover the beauty of a splendid natural setting and to admire the rich monumental heritage of Ciudad Rodrigo. After passing through its well cared-for garden, inside detailed period aspects stand out, Castilian furniture, a splendid courtyard and cheerful bedrooms, some with exceptional views. The stone arcades of the dining room inspire admiration, as does the typical Salamanca cooking, which includes a local sausage, the 'farinato', delicious roasts and Iberian hams. 
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