When to go to Salamanca: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Martí Micolau

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The Iberian city of culture par excellence, Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The town, located in the northern part of the Meseta plateau, is an ideal stop for lovers of a completely "brainy" and university tourism, but not for this reason it is to be considered a boring city, indeed.


  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Salamanca: the cheapest period
  3. Salamanca in Spring
  4. Salamanca in Summer
  5. Salamanca in Autumn
  6. Salamanca in Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: spring (April-May) and early autumn (September-October). Salamanca is always enjoyable, but in these months the days are long and the temperatures very pleasant, avoiding the summer heat, even if dry
  • Period to avoid: none, but from the end of November to the first half of February it is colder. But under Christmas it is beautiful

Salamanca enjoys a continental climate, with a very low average rainfall in the summer months, which also enjoy rather high maximums.
The coldest month of the year is January, even if the mercury column is unlikely to drop below zero.

When to go to Salamanca: the cheapest period

Salamanca is a city kissed by the sun almost all year round. This allows you to plan holidays especially in spring and autumn. Luckily, the most pleasant periods from a meteorological point of view coincide with the economically most convenient ones to reach the city.
Green light, therefore, for stays of varying lengths in the beautiful Salamanca in the months of April, May and from the second half of September.

Salamanca in Spring

Spring is undoubtedly the best season to visit Salamanca, nicknamed the "little Rome", also thanks to the rising temperatures (even if there are rainy days, especially in April). A more unique than rare opportunity to attend religious events related to Easter and, above all, to visit some of the most characteristic attractions of the city: the New Cathedral, in Gothic style; the Old Cathedral, from the top of which it is possible to enjoy an extraordinary view over the whole of Salamanca; the famous University, whose external facade is truly a joy for the eyes.
Do not miss the opportunity to admire the curious Cielo de Salamanca: the fresco is certainly not comparable to that of the Sistine Chapel, but it is still a feast for the eyes.

Salamanca in Summer

Okay, maybe Salamanca might not be the top destination for a tourist looking for sun, sea and fun. The more "sought after" visitors, however, could appreciate the countless attractions, to be visited strictly on foot, thanks to the small size of the center.
Watch out for temperatures, often above average, also thanks to the very scarce rains, especially in July. That said, do not miss the opportunity to explore the center of Salamanca, or Plaza Mayor, where the daily life of the inhabitants of the Spanish destination is fully expressed. The area, wonderful at night, is full of markets and clubs to take by storm!
Still to remain on the "profane" theme, the nearby Calle Toro is the city's shopping street, with windows "full" of the latest trend items. On the cultural front, we recommend a nice walk along the Tormes river, until you reach the Roman bridge of the Trajan era; a visit to the legendary Garden of Calisto and Melibea is also not to be missed, located on the ancient city walls.

Salamanca in Autumn

Despite its not exactly metropolitan size, Salamanca has a myriad of attractions to offer. Autumn in the locality is characterized by still pleasant temperatures in September, which gradually decrease, although recording highs that are all in all still mild. Take advantage of this quarter to stroll the streets of the city, admiring attractions such as the Casa de la Conchas, which houses the public library, with its facade covered with shells. Spend an afternoon visiting the city's museums, including that of Art Noveau, with its wonderful stained glass windows.
Another must see of the Iberian town is the Palacio de la Salina, with an unusual architectural style.

Salamanca in Winter

In the cold Salamanca winter, minimum temperatures rarely drop below freezing. This will only encourage you to visit some of the various historical, cultural and religious attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among them, we mention the mysterious Salamanca Cave, a crypt whose functionality hovers an aura of mystery; the Convent of San Esteban, with its striking Gothic cloister; the beautiful Plaza de Anaya, which acquires a very special charm in the cold months.
For a really fun off-program for young and old, the advice is to go to the Museo de la Historia de Automocion, located just outside the center: a more unique than rare experience, which will thrill even the less accustomed to the history of means of transport.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: coat, thermal shirts, gloves, boots, hat, scarf
  • In summer: t-shirt, comfortable shoes, shorts, a jacket for the evening, sunglasses
  • In autumn and spring: comfortable shoes, umbrella, t-shirt, sweatshirt or jacket, long pants

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