Salamanca Parks and Gardens

(Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain)

The outskirts of Salamanca are home to a wealth of large gardens, parks and spectacular natural landscapes. Close to Salamanca, the Sierra de Béjar and Sierra de Francia mountain ranges are worth exploring and have much to offer, including hiking trails, superb views and many recreational activities.

Closer to home, the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea gardens stand near to Salamanca's Old Cathedral and are popular with both locals and visitors in Salamanca, featuring many sheltered spots where you can escape from the hot sun. Here are Salamanca's main parks and gardens.

Huerto de Calixto y Melibea

Address: Patio Chico, Salamanca, 37001, Spain
An ancient orchard in the heart of historic Salamanca, nearby the Old Cathedral, the Huerto de Calixto y Melibea is home to many typically Mediterranean trees, including olive trees. The gardens offer impressive views, shady spots and a large collection of colourful, fragrant plants.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 14:00, 16:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Pantano de Santa Teresa

Address: Carretera Pelayos, Salamanca, 37780, Spain
A scenic reservoir around 30 km / 19 miles from Salamanca, the Pantano de Santa Teresa is a particularly beautiful place for walking, picnicking and relaxing, away from city life. Other highlights here include boating, fishing and a selection of seasonal water sports.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Sierra de Béjar

Address: Puerto de la Hoya, Béjar, 37700, Spain
Tel: +34 923 41 0885
Just over an hours' drive from central Salamanca, the Sierra de Béjar is an outstanding mountain range, offering seemingly endless views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking trails and viewpoints are in abundance around the mountains, together with many other popular recreational activities, which include fishing and rock climbing.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Sierra de Francia

Address: Autovia a Salamanca, La Alberca, 37624, Spain
Tel: +34 923 41 5036
Standing around 70 km / 44 miles from the city of Salamanca, the Sierra de Francia mountain range is home to a host of native flora and fauna, together with hiking trails, stunning views and friendly locals in the nearby village of Alberca.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free