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Address: Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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A break from the saints

I liked The Praza Cervantes because it celebrates this great Spanish writer. His bust is a bit too high up the column to see it well, It is good to be reminded of the immortal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
Sarah L
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I liked The Praza Cervantes because it celebrates this great Spanish writer. His bust is a bit too high up the column to see it well, It is good to be reminded of the immortal Don Quixote.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Many souvenir shops and restaurants. Nothing special about this square. The narrow streets around the square are more interesting.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

The most important aspect of the Plaza Cervantes is its location. It is centrally located, surrounded by feeder streets, shops and restaurants, as well as vendors, including a book store that sells English language books for those occasions when you run out of reading material. Because of its location it serves as a great meeting place for those who have... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

There are a number of bars and restaurants along this Plaza, catering for both locals and tourists.It is quite busy during the day, but less so in the evening. Have a drink at one of the tables on the pavement and watch the world go by, Galicia style.

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

There is an ordinary and small square with nothing to see or do really. At the time of our stay in the city the square wasn't very clean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of bars around and libraries, so you will definitely get there even if you don't want to. It's in Old Town and you can rest there for a minute while walking around Santiago.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

At the time of our stay in Santiago this market was full of local producers selling their fresh produce on the street, which gave it a particularly nice colour to the grey of the streets of teh city.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

The fountain is on the Camino and is a perfect spot to watch entering Pilgrims while enjoying a glass of Mencia. There are many restaurants and shops for browsing and many streets to explore. Worth a relaxing few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Good for ice cream and watching camino-estas arrive into town ... and almost finishing ... check out side streets

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015

Old narrow streets full of stores and restaurants, and tourists. A beautiful place to walk and stroll, sit in a café and watch people.

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