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Salamanca Travel Guide


Shopping in Salamanca

Handicrafts in the Province of Salamanca embrace a broad range of materials: silver, used in the local precious-metal and silverwork (the emblem of Salamanca being the traditional ball-filigree charro button): leather, used by master craftsmen specialising in tooled morocco, and saddle, harness and shoemakers to produce an array of products inlcuding the famed Spanish-style riding boot or boto; fabrics, used to weave shawls handmade lacework and the renowned Béjar cape; wood, used by joiners, master carpenters, woodworkers, carvers and coopers, and even in basketry and wickerwork; clay, for potters making earthenware and ceramics; and a long list of etceteras.

For fuller information, kindly contact the Arts and Crafts Guild (Gremio de Artesanos), in the Plaza de Sexmeros, or the Centre for Traditional Culture (Centro de Cultura Tradicional) in the Plaza de Colón.