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Lovely plaza in the old town

This is an attractive plaza, praza in the Galician language, in the heart of the old city. The... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Modesto, California
Pleasant town square with interesting buildings

Typical Spanish square, with cafes, restaurants and interesting buildings on all sides. The... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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Plaza Mayor, Ourense, Spain
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

Not the most exciting town square in Spain. Several touristy cafes, bars, and an ice cream store surround the plaza but it does have an outside hot spring thats only a 5 min walk from the plaza. You don't find that in to many plaza's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

This is an attractive plaza, praza in the Galician language, in the heart of the old city. The surrounding buildings are lovely, with arcades that will protect you from the rain which is common. I am told this is the steepest Plaza Mayor in Spain.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Typical Spanish square, with cafes, restaurants and interesting buildings on all sides. The dominant building is the town hall (Casa Do Concello) but on another side there is one with Art Nouveau features, including some lovely ceramic tiles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The old town of Ourense has a many nice old houses and small plazas. Plaza Mayor is one of them. Cafes at the Plaza and in the small streets nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JayB71
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited Plaza Mayor on several occasions with friends. It’s always been an enjoyable time here. Have sat at several of the different cafes for after lunch drinks & conversations. Definitely a highlight when visiting Ourense

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JeanetteAwesome
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It’s the town hall square and on two sides full of cafeterias. We thought it a good idea to stay there overlooking the plaza but tables and chairs are dragged away late at night and first thing in the morning with absolutely no care for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank m3photo
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Although it does have limitations as to its layout it is still a beautiful place to visit. Unfortunately it has to compete with the plaza majors in Salamanca and Madrid and it does pale in comparison, Lots ot se around it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ericon991
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Nice square with lots of shops to browse nearby and cafeterias to have a drink or a bite. There are paid covered parkings nearby.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mark v
Reviewed September 13, 2017

What can I say about this modest open space in the old part of the city? It is like a poor cousin of the plazas in Salamanca and other cities in Castilla and Leon. It goes well together with the main cathedral, which is also...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ray V
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Lots of bars around here where you can sit and relax while admiring the scenery. There is also a little train that leaves from here to do a sightseeing trip around town.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Diana O
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