The Libro del Buen Amor mentioned the Salamancan art of la tuna (music performed by a group of university students) way back in the Middle Ages. The city has benefited from seven centuries of this custom that is directly related to student life and fiestas. The groups are organized by university faculties and their members (los tunos) wear the colors denoting their academic qualification on their chests. You'll see and hear them during term-time in the old town until the early hours, singing their songs, showing off their tolerance of alcohol and picking up the girls. They don't generally ask for money, but they don't mind if you buy them a drink. For more information contact the Universidad Pontificia (+34 923 218904).
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