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Plaza Cervantes - Santiago

Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Type: Historic Walking Areas
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- Aug 24, 2014
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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful old plaza. Clean, full of people from around the world. Old world feel. Nicely maintained. Great meeting place. Recommend if in the old city of Santiago.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Although it is located near by cathedral (few minutes walk), it is not crowded. It works as a crossing between usual tourist paths and the true Old town.

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Union, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a large plaza, but most of the space is consumed w/tables from restaurants (I never eat outside).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Definitely a place to go if you are in the city, has the how old atmosphere where you can feel in the old times, can find also very good restaurants to go and try some tapas

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Alcalalí, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Based on an earlier review we went looking for this plaza. Agreed, it is on one of the routes for the pilgrims arriving in Santiago there was little opportunity to sit and enjoy a wine or beer while watching the arrivals. We only saw one bar open, with just 3 small tables outside, so you would be lucky to get... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

It was a typical small plaza. Ok, but don't go out of your way to see it. If you blink, or don't see the bust of Cervantes on the column, you will miss it.

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We walked through this plaza at least 20 times during our stay in Santiago because our hotel was located nearby. It was busy (but not crowded) most of the day. There are shops, a church, and restaurants directly off the plaza. A very nice statue (with a bust of Cervantes at the top) graces the center of the plaza. During... More

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Way or the Camino path for the pilgrims walking into Santiago passes directly through this plaza. This is a great location to grab a vino or cerveza around lunch time and watch the pigrims walk into Santiago.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There are other squares in Santiago de Compostela that are more interesting but are not listed here, for example Praza da Universidade, Praza da Santo Agostino or Praza da Quintana, east of the Cathedral. Praza Cervantes is a nice spot to rest by the fountain or try one of the local bars.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I walked past this Plaza often during my stay in town and was always struck by its prettiness and business - cafes, ice cream shop, shops, newsagents, tourists and local people going about - a really pleasant feel.

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