Siege of Salamanca Forts
Salamanca was a war front during the years of the fight against the French. Allies and Imperials took turns controlling the city several times, prompting Marshal Ney to endow it with a fortified place from which to establish his domain. The chosen place was the convent of San Vicente.
To achieve this, a large part of the surrounding architectural heritage was demolished.
When the allied army under Lord Wellington arrived in front of Salamanca in June 1812, 800 French soldiers became strong in San Vicente, San Cayetano and La Merced. The British chose to besiege them, beginning a devastating gunner exchange that resulted in even greater destruction.
We will tell you what Salamanca was like and what it lost in those tumultuous years.
Once you have made the reservation, we will tell you the meeting point
We will take a walking tour visiting the places where the french forts were build and the british batteries were located
We said goodbye (until our next tour!)