Alba de Tormes, Spain
Why Alba de Tormes?
I spent a week in the Castilla y Leon region of Spain and totally enjoyed it. Alba de Tormes is a much smaller town near Salamanca that’s also worth visiting. It’s medieval history still lives on.
Alba de Tormes is located just southeast of Salamanca, Spain which is located just north west of Madrid pretty close to the northern Portugal border. It is in the county of Castilla y Leon.
How To Get Here
Renfe, the national rail of Spain has service between Madrid and Salamanca. The ride takes just over 2.5 hours and is pretty inexpensive. Then you can take the Moga bus to Alba de Tormes.
The closest airport is Madrid, Spain (MAD), the home of Iberia Airlines (IB). As Madrid is a major international airport in Europe, there are flights from almost every major area of the world. Once in Madrid, you can rent a car, take a bus or even the train/bus combination to Alba de Tormes.
The following airlines has service to Madrid:
Aer Lingus (EI), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air China (CA), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air India (AI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), CEIBA Intercontinental (C2), Conviasa (V0), Cubana Airlines (CU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EygptAir (MS), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Evelop Airlines S.L. (E9), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM (LA), Links Air (W2), LOT Polish (LO), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Monarch Airlines (ZB), NIKI (HG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAM (JJ), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
There is bus service from Madrid to Salamanca on Groupo Avanza. then you can take the Moga bus to Alba de Tormes.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. It’s about three hours drive.
Where To Stay
I did not stay in Alba de Tormes when I visited, but I did have lunch at Hotel Dan Fadrique so I highly recommend it for a place to stay as well as lunch. It sits on a hill overlooking the town.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
It’s Spain, so red wine, tapas and beef are in order. I ate at the Hotel Dan Fadrique where the restaurant overlooks the town of Alba de Tormes. The food is simply amazingly good. There are also other restaurants and bars in the town as well.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
There are two main attractions here: The Castillo de los Duques de Alba and the Monastery of La Anunciacion.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator for the Salamanca area.