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“A wonderful square with great atmosphere”

Plaza del Obradoiro
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7-Day Camino Frances Walking Tour from Sarria to Santiago
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Owner description: Large, pleasant city plaza containing the church of St. James.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

A wonderful old square beside the Cathedreal, where everyone comes to meet. You can see street entertainment, people watch or just sit and enjoy the buzz of excitement as people get their first close-up views of the cathedral. There's a hotel on the edge where you can take a coffee. We wandered back up to the town to an area serving Tapas though!

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a nice square adjacent to the Cathedral and offers wonderful views of the Cathedral. A must when in Santiago.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I walked the Camino de Santiago this year so the Praza holds a special place in my heart as it was also the finish line of an 800K journey. After I finished, it was great to come to the Praza to walk others finish - the joy and excitement of reaching their destination evident as groups gathered for photos and hugs. It was also the perfect place to find friends from the Camino as people tended to gather here before tapas, drinks and dinner!

Thank AnitaMac
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The main sight in Santiago. Great to see so many people gathering outside after having finished a long walk. The cathedral is quite impressive indoors too!

Thank toniet1974
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very impressive , even when on the day of our visit, it was slightly damp and the sun kept coming in and out of the clouds. The square was very clean, in fact, Santiago de Compostela looks like a clean town/city. Wish we had more time to explore the place.

Thank sealandandsky
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