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Plaza San Martin

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Address: Leon, Spain

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People watching, food, and drink

Great main square in the old town area to grab a bit, sit and chat with locals, or just read and while away the afternoon. Easily accessible from many parts of the city. I felt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
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California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great main square in the old town area to grab a bit, sit and chat with locals, or just read and while away the afternoon. Easily accessible from many parts of the city. I felt comfortable walking to and from here at night alone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Plenty of restaurants and entertainment in the plaza and in the surrounding area. Excellent place for people viewing and shopping.

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Thank Rigoberto S
Kiryat Motzkin, Central District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed at the hostal San Martin a very pleasant place beautiful neat rooms and a spacious bathroom. Esperanza the manager was very friendly. In the evening people gather for a drink and tapas in the square, there is some noise from this activity but bearable.

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1 Thank ElisabethZehavi
lleida
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150 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Life starts here around 8 pm in summer (winter time changes as so does the weather). Sundry restaurants and bars offer their best to satisfy all kinds of tastes. Better go there at that time if you want to grab a table; later could be like an oddissey having to patrol around the square checking that someone stands up and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

traffic free space, plenty of tables & chairs out on the pavement, good drinks/tapas/snacks and more

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Thank Valerie S
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A place packed with restaurants. Very crowded during lunch time and on evenings. Lively atmosphere, however we finally dined at nearby Calle Plegarias (street leading to Plaza Mayor) as the restaurant, which we chose on Plaza San Martin, was not very interested in serving their new customers.

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A great spot for having something to eat and do some people watching. Nice restaurants and tapas bars

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Thank Manu A
Holland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This Plaza had nearly only cafe's and restaurants. In the evening the people from Leon "occupied" the square to drink and to eat. From about 21.00 hr the center of Leon is full of people. Very cosy and a good atmosphere.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This area has a wide variety for food and drinks. Many nice tapas bars to choose from. This is a people watching place. Not just tourists a lot of locals which makes it nice. A must see and do if in Leon.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The tapas culture in Leon is that you get one with each drink, soft or alcoholic, you order. By moving from bar to bar in this square and the surrounding streets you can get fed very chaply and that includes the drink. If the bar looks busy go in it as it probably serving one of the more interesting or... More 

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