Sports lovers have their place here too
Golf and skiing are two of the activities available in Salamanca. You can also stroll through gardens with a literary feel and discover beautiful landscapes in the surrounding countryside.
Salamanca's parks and gardens are ideal to relax and enjoy the best of nature in the heart of the city. The famous Calixto y Melibea Garden is one of the most evocative: it is linked with the work La Celestina, and its plants and fruit trees will transport you to the scene of this famous classical Spanish comedy. The Los Jesuitas, La Alamedilla and San Francisco parks are other green areas ideal for a pleasant stroll.
If you prefer to be a little more active, however, then golf is one of the best options in Salamanca. Less than 15 kilometres from the city centre you will find three golf courses where you can have fun with the clubs: Golf Villamayor, La Valmuza Golf Resort and Salamanca Zarapicos Golf Course. They are all attractive 18-hole courses, suited to players with a range of different handicaps.
Skiing is another sporting option in Salamanca. 70 kilometres away you will find the La Covatilla resort, in the heart of the Sierra de Béjar mountains. This is an ideal place to ski as a family, and it also has cross-country ski tracks for the fittest.
You can also have fun outdoors, hiking in the Sierra de Béjar mountains, the Batuecas Valley, the Sierra de Gata mountains and the Arribes del Duero area. As you explore these areas of countryside you can discover beautiful traditional architecture in villages such as La Alberca and Miranda del Castañar, you can see fauna such as the golden eagle and the black vulture, and you can go to spectacular viewpoints like Peña de Francia.
Did you know?
One of the most evocative and romantic venues in the city is the Garden of Calixto and Melibea, overlooking the cathedral
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