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Plaza Mayor

Segovia, Spain
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Ranked #12 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having coffee and cake here felt like it was a movie set. Somewhat expecting James Bond to do a car chase scene. What's missing was someone playing Spanish guitar music in the background. Beautiful square.

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Alhama de Murcia, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lots of excellent restaurants at reasonable prices. Very busy but if you like people watching then it is perfect. Keep a look out for, and try, suckling pig We did and it was scrumptious. The Cathedral looks stunning when lit up at night. What didn't I like? We did not have enough time there!

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dominated by the cathedral this is a beautiful plaza with abundant charm. We would have liked more time to have wandered around but the cathedral was calling

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Manila, Philippines
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127 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
89 helpful votes 89 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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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