miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012


Salamanca is a historical city that has always been related to history in a very strong way. The city´s origin dates back to the first “Iron Age”, about 2700 years ago. It has been witness of decadence and splendour. But in spite of everything, it´s still there, captivating every single person who visits it.

To talk about Salamanca without mentioning its University would be the biggest mistake before introducing a friend to this city. The University of Salamanca was the first one in Europe to be declared so, in 1255. There are many curiosities and legends around it, the most common ones are:

  • The frog: It´s the most searched sculpture on the plateresque façade of the University. Over a skull, the students had to see the frog before examinations in order to pass all of them.
  • The astronaut: There is a statue of an astronaut on the University Patio Escuelas door. It´s a sculpting hard to explain or interpret. Its most important curious fact is that it´s the figure of an astronaut on an old façade.

As a funny tradition, there is the “Water Monday”, on the first Monday after Lent. It´s called so because the young students used to cross the river Tormes to bring back in the city all the women that were libertines and who had been excluded from Salamanca during the Holy days of Lent.

Around this tradition emerges also a typical dish of Salamanca, the Hornazo. A pie made with marinated loin, chorizo, cured ham (jamón) and boiled eggs.

There are innumerable traditions, stories and legends around Salamanca. All of them with a bit of historical magic that makes them unique.

Along the years Salamanca has been one of the most important cities of Spain. But it has also been forgotten sometimes. No matter what, right now it´s a splendorous city worth visiting and walking through their streets full of history in every corner.

Once in Salamanca and after going around everything, we invite you to come to our little village, La Alberca, where you´ll be able to relax in our Spa, eat the best food in our restaurants and enjoy nature like never before.

See you soon.


jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2012

Luxury Hotel & Spa **** Sup Abadía de los Templarios, La Alberca, Salamanca.

This breathtaking touristic complex is bigger than 108,000 ft2 and located in La Alberca (Salamanca). Within it, there´s the Hotel ****Sup Abadía de los Templarios with 61 rooms (some of them Suites with their own private pools) and 45 villas. All of them set up with all kinds of luxury and details, such as handcrafted wooden coffered ceilings, handrails and furniture. 
Inside the hotel there´s a wonderful Spa of around 10,800 ft2 with a Beauty Center with the latest treatments: bamboo, mud, gold and black truffles therapies. There, people can fully relax after touring around the village or after a conference in our Congress Centre and later at night, you can enjoy the best gastronomy of the area in our restaurant. Its flavours will take you away, to heaven!.

The whole complex is surrounded by a unique natural environment: the "Francia Mountain Range" and the "Natural Park of Batuecas".

We invite you to come and visit our web here, with the virtual tour you will feel closer to us.

Do you want to know more about us? Live La Alberca also in our pages and channels in Facebook, Twitter, Google+Youtube, Pinterest and Picasa. All these links are also on the front page of this Blog.  WE RELY ON YOU!, you will be welcome at any time :-)

  • Contact person: Mr Julio Muñoz, Director direccion@abadiadelostemplarios.com
  • For groups, congresses and celebrations: Mrs Victoria Álvarez grupos@abadiadelostemplarios.com
La Alberca is one of the most beautiful and historic Spanish villages. It has been the first Spanish village to be declared National Heritage in 1945.  Below, one of our favourite videos.