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Plaza Mayor

Segovia, Spain
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Segovia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Plaza Mayor The Plaza Mayor is the center of Segovia and was built in the 17th century. On one side is the Town Hall, which was designed by Pedro de... more »
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Manila, Philippines
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335 reviews 335 reviews
112 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is difficult to avoid the Plaza Mayor. You pass it in order to visit the Cathedral and the Alcazar beyond. There are many restaurants with tables outside. On the afternoon that we were there, it was a busy summer day. Many tourists were enjoying their sangrias, as did I. What a lovely setting for a drink.

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We walked around and didn't find anything there that drew our attention. There were a few restaurants. It just felt old and tired. The Segovia cathedral is at the west end of the plaza and is the architectural highlight of the place.

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USA
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284 reviews 284 reviews
127 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here looking at the cathedral. It is really a great place even if it is EXTREMELY touristy. Look beyond that...just enjoy it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When we were there on 19 Jun, there was a bazaar selling all sorts of stuff from clothings, shoes, flowers to fruits. Nearby there is a beautiful cathedral but most of us just stayed to shop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Watch the pickpockets but this is a fun place. There are some great picture opportunities and nice shops along the way. The street leading between the aqueduct and the Alcazar has the best places to shop IMHO.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It does seem like every town in Spain has a plaza called Plaza Mayor and they all start looking similar after a while. It is a good looking square with shops and restaurants, but I wouldn't be seeking it out. Shopping is not my thing. You'll see it if you visit Cathedral since it is located right next to Plaza... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Shop till you drop. So many interesting shops and bars and cafes. It is full of everything you would want. Get the Husbands credit card girls and enjoy yourselves.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Like the aquaduct in Segovia, the Plaza Mayor is a place not to be missed. It is in the heart of the town, a place to wander round, a place to experience true Spanish culture. It has everything. Just sit there and take in the smells, the feeling and the joviality and loudness of the Spaniards. The people know how... More

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Washington State
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love it when public spaces are really used and loved by local residents as is this plaza. People strolling, kids playing etc at most hours!

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Panama City, Panama
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is a nice Plaza/Square in the midst of the Old City, the whole of Segovia is beautiful and must be walked back and forth

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