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Plaza del Fontan

Oviedo, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Oviedo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Holland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
121 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice plaza but not super. The fountain here is very very old. There is also a market and many places to eat. The great markethall is also very near. A busy place with always a lot of people.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat and found Restaurante El Fontán (see my review there). And walking away from it, we stumbled onto this. The square was bustling with people and it was almost 5pm! It looked as though all the restaurants there were full. Why didn't we find this square before? I'm sure we'd had a more... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small but very pretty square. Completely full at lunch hours since there are several restaurants there. Great atmosphere.

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Alicante, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice place to wander and have a local Sidra and a bite to eat. The local sideras serve the cider pouring from a great height.

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Valencia, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I loved spending a couple of hours in this sunny plaza enjoying a menu del dia whilst watching the sidra waiters pour glasses from a great height. Even funnier watching tourists trying to recreate the motion!

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Richmond, Virginia
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287 attraction reviews
555 helpful votes 555 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a typical central plaza for cities of this size. That means a good place to eat, drink and watch people. Other than that it is hard to see why others rated this as Excellent. We found it Average and that is good.

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Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Good for those who want to drink sidra. Not so good for the others. The way the cider/sidra is served, by placing the boottle over the head of the waiter and leting the liquid fall doen to a glass that is placed at the height of the knees makes some splitting that is unpleasant to who is in the neighborhood,... More 

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Oviedo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

There's no better place in town to have lunch and cider on a sunny day, where it's buzzing with people, both tourists and locals. Good and wide selection of food, beautiful views and a reasonable price.

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Oviedo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

There are several places to eat here. Les Forages is a good one. Cider and chipirones a must have> This is the heart of old Oviedo and the market area

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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The centre of the old city of Oviedo, but not too touristy at all. It seems to be very popular with the locals too. Great place to sit and watch the world go by. Also, to watch the waiters skilfully pouring the cider into people's glasses, or trying it out yourself, if you're brave enough! Pretty buildings, pretty flowers and... More 

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