Don't expect a large variety of nightlife options; this is a small-scale university town with an emphasis on undergraduate shenanigans. Your best bet is a stroll around the Plaza Mayor, where you'll pass cafes and bars ideal for lingering or loitering, depending on your point of view. Usually a group of singing "tuna" dressed in medieval costumes perform for free nightly at 10pm, although these students appreciate tips. You might also wander onto such neighboring medieval streets as Calle de Bordadores, Calle San Vicente, Calle RĂșa Mayor, and Calle Varillas, any of which offer tucked-away spots for a quick caffeine or alcohol fix. Two Salamanca discos of note are Disco Morgana, Calle Iscar Peyra 30 (tel. 92-321-90-91), and its better-established, more historic competitor, Camelot, Calle Bordadores 3 (tel. 92-321-21-82). The latter occupies a stone monastery whose inhabitants 400 years ago would undoubtedly have been horrified at the goings-on here today. For a more modern spin on Salamanca's nightlife, head for Pub Rojo y Negro, Calle Espoz y Mina 22 (tel. 92-326-67-73), where bouts of karaoke are interspersed with chatter, wine, whiskey, and foaming mugs of Spanish beer.

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