Cafe, Spanish, $$$
This famous literary cafe beneath the arches of the main square is said to be the oldest cafe in Salamanca, founded in 1905. Over the years it has been a favourite hangout of writers, artists and politicians. Today it makes an elegant, atmospheric place to sip a coffee or enjoy some tapas. Though cafes on the Plaza Mayor tend to charge double the price of those elsewhere in town, it’s definitely worth it to sit and enjoy the spectacular light in the evening or the buzzing atmosphere during the day.