Salamanca Shopping and Districts
(Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain)
Salamanca offers a good range of shopping districts, with many central shops lining the Calle Melendez and the intersecting streets. The Plaza Mayor is another major part of central Salamanca, with plenty of nearby fashion boutiques and Cortefiel, the city's biggest department store. The nearby streets of Calle Toro and Calle Zamora offer a good range of shopping opportunities, including handicraft stores and gift shops selling souvenirs and postcards of Castilla y León.
Further shops in Salamanca line the streets of Calle Doro, Calle Conde de Cadarrus and along the busy Gran Via, where a diverse selection of shopping is on offer, together with plenty of cafés and bars if you need to take a break.
A number of major malls are located outside the centre and on the city outskirts, including the El Tormes, which is home to two floors and almost 100 different shops.
Rua Mayor offers an array of local food stores and cafés, where you can sample traditional specialities, homemade sweets and chocolates. For those looking for souvenirs, the districts around the Universitate Mercatus Salamantinae, close to the cathedrals, is known for its large number of gift shops, selling jewellery, clothes, tapestries and Spanish fans. Bargain hunters who enjoy traditional and lively market banter should be sure to visit Salamanca's 'rastro' flea market in the Aldehuela area, where a mixture of local handicrafts and food is on offer.
Most shops in Salamanca open at around 09:00 and remain open until around 13:00 or 14:00, when they take a long siesta break until 16:00 or 17:00, staying open until 20:00 or later.
Opening hours are reduced on Saturday and the majority of shops close on Sunday.
Shops and Shopping Centres
Address: Avenida De Los Agustinos Recoletos, 1-35, Salamanca, 37005, Spain
Situated in the Barrio Blanco area, Carrefour is a popular shopping centre where you will find a good selection of shops, fashion boutiques and more. Carrefour is also home to a supermarket, jewellery stores and a restaurant, which is a popular place to take a break.
Address: Avenida De Salamanca, Santa Marta de Tormes, Salamanca, 37900, Spain
One of the biggest in the area, the El Tormes Shopping Centre stands on the outskirts of the city. With two floors comprising almost 100 shops, together with a supermarket and multi-screen cinema, El Tormes can be found along the Madrid
/ Salamanca Highway.
New Palacio de los Licores
Address: Correhuela, 24, Salamanca, 37001, Spain
Tel: +34 923 21 3148
A popular local alcohol store, the New Palacio de los Licores sells an enormous range of wines, spirits and beers. Situated close to a number of other busy shops, the New Palacio de los Licores is the perfect place to find top Spanish wines to accompany your meal.
Address: Calle de Toro, 82, Salamanca, 37002, Spain
A major hypermarket in the heart of central Salamanca, Champion answers most of your shopping needs. From fresh food and drinks to electrical good and clothes, Champion has it all. Close to Plaza Mayor, Champion is within easy reach of many of the city's top attractions and sights.
Mercado Central (Central Market)
Address: Plaza del Mercado, Salamanca, Spain
The main market can be found close to the Plaza Mayor and is an authentic local market housed in a historic 19th-century building, with a good selection of local produce, including fruit and vegetables, meats, a variety of cheeses and handicrafts.