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Getting There -- The only real way to get here is from Salamanca. Because train service is infrequent and the railway station is a long way from the walls of the old city, it's easier to take the bus from Salamanca; you'll get off at the Ciudad Rodrigo station at Calle Campo de Toledo (tel. 92-346-10-09). There are daily buses from Salamanca (trip time: 1 hr.). The cost is 8€ one-way.

The N-620 is the main road from both Salamanca and Portugal. Driving time from Salamanca is about 1 1/4 hours.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, Plaza Amayuelas 5 (tel. 92-346-05-61; www.ciudadrodrigo.net), is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm and 5 to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm and 5 to 8pm.

Special Events -- Carnaval festivities in February in Ciudad Rodrigo feature a running of the bulls, traditional dances, and costumes.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.