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Plaza Cervantes - Santiago

Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Beautiful city with amazing architecture

It's a super place to visit if you like architecture and history. The cathedral is absolutely awe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edavmmae
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Tucked Along The Way

While following the last part of the Caminho in reverse, we came upon this compact plaza just a few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JaninedeBric
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Denver, Colorado
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Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a super place to visit if you like architecture and history. The cathedral is absolutely awe inspiring, even if you're not religious. The little roads/shopping alleys in the centre are packed with little cafes and bars where you can get pulpo al la gallega...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While following the last part of the Caminho in reverse, we came upon this compact plaza just a few hundred meters from the main square in Santiago. With its statue of Cervantes presiding, it offers a quieter place to sit and catch one's breath during...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Bars, narrow streets around and an arch make this a busy little plaza. How many plaza's are there in Santiago de Compostela?

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a good reference plaza. I got confused a few times even with a map. I seamed to end up at this plaza which ever way I had walked. once you understand the streets it becomes easier. Lots of small shops around this area.

Thank davidbI9176CB
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nice square you walk through on the way through the old city to the cathedral. Lots of shops, and small streets going off in various directions. Interesting people watching.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Cervantes never visited Santiago de Compostela but his admirers placed a statue in this square anyhow. There are a variety of little restaurants on this square. Reportedly, this square was where the witches were burned during the Inquisition.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lots of restaurants, shops, alleyways and just steps away from the cathedral. Plenty of places to have coffee. A relaxing look around Santiago

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good pubs, good restaurants, theaters, hotels, souvenir shops, the cathedral, everything at 5 min walking distance. A place to relax and enjoy Santiago.

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I liked The Praza Cervantes because it celebrates this great Spanish writer. His bust is a bit too high up the column to see it well, It is good to be reminded of the immortal Don Quixote.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Many souvenir shops and restaurants. Nothing special about this square. The narrow streets around the square are more interesting.

Thank Lennoxzenon
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