From the splendid Plaza Mayor (3), considered to be the most beautiful square in Spain, walk down the Rúa Mayor and Calle Libreros to reach the Salamanca University (4) (museo.usal. es; admission €10/£8). Then walk on down the hill to the Roman bridge that crosses the Tormes river (5).
stocks bags, sweatshirts and stationery. Pick up vacuumpacked Ibérico ham at Mulas (8) (Rúa Mayor 3; carnicasmulas.com).