Salamanca Facts
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Salamanca Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 160,000
Autonomous CommunityCastile-Leon/ Castilla y León
GeographyMidwest Spain - just a few hours east of Portugal. Salamanca lies on a plateau by the Tormes River.
ClimateCold, windy and wet winters with gorgeous, warm and sunny summers.
Average Yearly Temperature 11.6ºC (53ºF)
Local fare Cochinillo (suckling pig), chanfaina salmantina (rice, giblet, sweetbreads and chorizo), farinatos (fried sausage with egg), meat stews, almond cookies, marzipan, pinchos (bread with any variety of toppings), torrijas (sweet french toast)
Tourist OfficePlaza Mayor 14
Tel (+34) 923 218 342
Did you know?Salamanca has its own local astronaut! Look closely at the 16th century cathedral facade and you'll find a cosmonaut engraved amidst gargoyle friends. It's the work of mischievous stonemasons who left their mark during recent rennovations.

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