Municipal (18, donativo) Casa la Calera, follow the metal plates in the ground after crossing the bridge and climbing the hill into the old city. Those with 'A' point to the albergue. Kitchen. Excellent albergue run by permanent staff and volunteers. It usually opens at 16:00 however in off-peak times you may need to call a number on the door. If you arrive early you may be able to drop your backpack off between 12:00 and 13:00. Tel 652 921 185 Open 16:00
Hotel Condal, on Plaza de Santa Eulalia two minutes walk from Plaza Mayor. Good location and excellent value for a tourist city. Singles from 37€ and doubles 47€. Tel 923 218 400. Website www.hotelcondal.com
Hostal Granada at Calle Fray Luis de Granada 12, a few minutes walk north of Plaza Mayor and near the Camino leaving town. Singles / doubles from 35€. One of the better budget options. Tel 923 622 977
Salamanca, with a population of 228,000 is the largest city and capital of the Province of Salamanca. The Camino passes right through the city centre, close to the most important sights, banks, pharmacies, places to eat, etc.
Follow the Camino past the Cathedral, on the left is Croissantaría Paris, which opens about 08:00 with coffee and freshly baked pastries. A little further on the right opposite Casa de la Concha is a Carrefour supermarket which opens 7 days. Then on the left La Tahona de la Abuela which does excellent empanadas (Galician pies with a variety of fillings, such as tuna and chorizo). Just before Plaza Mayor is Café La Platea for drinks and cheap tapas.
Excellent tapas and (also excellent) Menú del Día in Restaurante Don Quijote on Calle Serranos.
A little more expensive but very much iconic is Mesón Restaurante Cervantes in the south east corner of Plaza Mayor, www.mesoncervantes.com
Café / Bakery Granier, on the Camino after Plaza Mayor also has nice pastries.
A little further on on the right at a roundabout is Cafetería Toscano which opens at 07:30, closed Tuesday.
Also on the Camino past Plaza Mayor is a pharmacy that open every day of the year.
Salamanca's Central Food Market / Mercado Central de Abastos is just to the east of Plaza Mayor. In its basement is a small bar which serves excellent tapas, south side entrance, down the stairs.
There's a big Decathlon outdoor equipment shop about a 40 minute walk from the centre, or get bus 20 to Santa Marta from Gran Vía, getting off at Leclerc supermarket. It's south east of the centre.
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