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Plaza Cervantes - Santiago

Address: Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Panama City Beach FL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I don't know how you can miss it. Very quaint. All part of the Camino experience as you make your way through the masses.

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Warsaw, Poland
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188 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice square in the old town of Santiago de Compostela. Statue of Cervantes is located there. Few cafes, calm atmosphere.

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Leawood, Kansas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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Tenerife
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We happened to be here in August during a music festival and saw several excellent outdoor music performances here, including a classic rock band and a young 60's influenced four piece band. What's not to enjoy? The bars provide the refreshments and the entertainment was free.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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