Siege of Salamanca Forts

Siege of Salamanca forts

from 29€/person
2 hours 1+ people Heritage city

When Salamanca changed forever

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.

UNESCO world heritage

The city of Salamanca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Official Tourist Guide

Specialist on the city and on the napoleonic age.

Optional visit to Salamanca city

For those who do not know the city 'charra' we can extend the visit to enjoy it in the afternoon.


Salamanca tour
from 29€/person
  • Official guide
Private tour
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  • Official guide
  • Tour insurance included


Meeting point

Once you have made the reservation, we will tell you the meeting point

Battlefield tour

We will take a walking tour visiting the places where the french forts were build and the british batteries were located

End of visit

We said goodbye (until our next tour!)

“It was a very pleasant morning even though the weather was not very good. It is a comfortable route that allows you to put historical references on streets and squares that you have passed hundreds of times. From now on, we will better position and we will be able to name people, events and places that had an important role in that historic day (it really was!). Some sites are no longer, the most have changed or others remain as they were. I think I am not exaggerating if I say that we will all see them differently. Raul's explanation was pleasant, relaxed and adapted to the demands of the attendees. I found it highly recommended”.
Adolfo Fernández.

Reserve your place

Tell us when you would like to go and how many people you would come to the tour and we will organize it in a personalized way.

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