Books from the traditional city of knowledge
Bookshops are Salamanca's most abundant establishments, as you are sure to notice. This is not only on account of the university, but also because Salamanca is one of Spain's top destinations for foreigners doing Spanish courses. Would you like to practise your Spanish with a little reading? If so, then visit one of these bookshops and take a few books home with you: the most traditional ones are located around Plaza Mayor Square and the University. Furthermore, make the most of the months of May and September, when you can enjoy two fairs - the Book Fair and the Old and Second Hand Book Fair, respectively. On these days you can discover all these bookshops have to offer in the stalls they put up in Plaza Mayor and Plaza de los Bandos Squares.