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It's situated 200 kilometres west of Madrid, the country's capital.
You don't have to venture too far to enjoy some photo-worthy natural sights. Hop in the car and follow the road to Pena de Francia, 6 kilometres away from La Alberca, for a relaxed day. Or perhaps Garganta de Marta Waterfall is more up your alley? It sits just 45 kilometres away.
Church of La Asuncion and Hornacina de las Ánimas are two religious sites that are worth your time to visit.
If you have a little extra time up your sleeve, swing by Plaza Mayor.
Are you interested in stopping by Parque Natural de Las Batuecas and Plaza Mayor de Mogarraz? They're close to the middle of Monforte de la Sierra, 4 kilometres to the east. Alternatively, head to Mogarraz. It's 4 kilometres to the east of La Alberca and regarded for the Puerta de Nuestra Señora de la Cuesta and the Puerta del Postigo.
About 30 kilometres to the east, Bejar is a destination that has something for everyone. Palace of the Dukes of Bejar, the El Bosque and the Judio David Melul Museum are all nearby. That said, Maldonado Plaza and the Puerta del Pico may be more your style.
Your eyes shouldn't have all the fun while visiting Salamanca. Give your taste buds a little TLC too by tucking into the local food and drink. After all, you haven't truly experienced a place until you've tasted its flavours.
Are you wondering about a few of the surprises you'll find on your dinner plate? There's every chance they'll include pork, beef or both.
When La Alberca locals talk about food, you'll probably hear hornazo (meat pie) or cocido maragato (goat blood, chicken and pork stew) uttered a few times. These specialties are an important part of the region and ought to be on any foodie's must-try list.
Still have a little give in your waistband after dinner? Then put in your order for nicanors (pastries with icing sugar), a tempting dessert.
Travelling is more than just ticking off sights and sampling the local cuisine. It's also about the experiences you have with the people and their culture. Enrich your Salamanca holiday by memorising a few local words and phrases. '¡Buena suerte!' may be very handy. It's how you say 'good luck'. Another one to add to the memory bank is '¡Que pase un buen día!', meaning 'have a nice day'.
Planning to be here on the 12th of October? You're in luck. Every year on this day, the entire nation bands together to celebrate National Day.
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Making it to your plane on time can sometimes be an ordeal. That being said, you'll be right if you've got a plan. The nearest terminal, Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD), is 210 kilometres to the east.
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The Rusticae Hotel Spa Villa de Mogarraz and Hotel Doña Teresa are worth considering. If you like what you see, you better move quickly! These digs are highly sought-after for their relaxing rooms and professional staff.
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