There is no lovelier place to be in late May than the golden sandstone city of Salamanca in central Spain. Add its loveliest hotel (indeed one of the best family hotels in Spain) and you have six days fit for a king!
The historic centre of Salamanca is the finest 16th-century city in Spain and one of the finest in Western Europe. It boasts, among many other delights – TWO great cathedrals standing side-by-side, a stunning 18th-century square, Spain’s oldest university and a handful of splendid churches. It has dozens of literary and cultural connections. It witnessed the birth of the Spanish novel; its university produced many of Spain’s foremost cultural figures; its exquisite gardens and turrets provided the back-cloth for the Spanish Romeo and Juliet. In fact, Salamanca is so much more than a city – it is an EXPERIENCE. The beauty of its streets and squares, the atmosphere of its cafés and bars, the exuberance of its ’Plateresque’ façades and cloisters – all combine to create a unique and unforgettable effect.
On Day 4, we ring the changes and journey out to the spectacular landscapes of the Sierra de Francia and the unspoilt medieval charm of the village of La Alberca.