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15074, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

With all the narrow streets in Santiago de Compostela this was a large opens space and one that you are sure to pass through more than once on your walks in the old town.It has some cafes and one side is the cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Just a great square, Spanish life throughout. Really nice plae to walk or sit and watch the world around you

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

A very pleasant square to sit in round the side of the Cathedral, with good cafes, a seemingly-resident guitarist, a random assortment of beggars (some persistent) & a sun trap when the sun appears (not that often in April!).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Diana T
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This square can be accessed from the Via Sacra or the Plaza De Praterias. One side is the rear wall of the Cathedral, which is currently undergoing major renovation. Another is a Benedictine Nunnery previously famous as a place where the public could buy fresh...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We had supper here in the late afternoon (fortunately several restaurants were open for business). Very relaxing environment

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Very cosy square behind the cathedral that is a good alternative to the main square. It is better to enter the cathedral from this square as the doors are wide open and there are normally no queues here. There are several cafés and bars on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Older plaza next to the Cathedral. Lots of Camino hiker around. Took a few pictures to view the Cathedral. Busy place during most hours of the day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank south6
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Plaza de la Quintana is a much more quiet plaza at the back of the Cathedral. From the plaza, visitors can view the clock tower of the Cathedral more clearly. There are some cafes near to the plaza and you can have a cup of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Everyone should walk all the way around the cathedral. This square is quieter but affords great views of the historic buildings.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Hidden round the back of the cathedral, and so is often a bit quieter than the other tourist squares. Some bars and cafes so worth a sit and relax.

Date of experience: March 2018
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