Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, Santiago de Compostela

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Nestled among winding granite streets, Plaza Cervantes - Santiago stands at the center of Santiago's ancient historic district. The historic plaza served as a town meeting place, judicial center, and marketplace before being christened Plaza Cervantes in the 19th century. A bust of the author stands tall atop the central fountain, overlooking the lively square. Today you'll find cafes with outdoor seating, a bookstore, an ice cream shop, and Santiago residents enjoying the day in the sun. The Camino de Santiago passes through this square, which makes it a great place to stop for a tapa and watch the pilgrims on their way into the city. Make Plaza Cervantes - Santiago a part of your Santiago de Compostela vacation plans using our Santiago de Compostela travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a tiny square which is located in the upper area of the old town of Santiago. Doesn't stand out at all by itself or the buildings that surround it, and is not rather a meeting place, a place of transit.
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  • Square located within the historic centre of Santiago, which pays HOMAGE to CERVANTES (with included monument)... which once was located the ancient City Hall.
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  • Lots of restaurants, shops, alleyways and just steps away from the cathedral. Plenty of places to have coffee. A relaxing look around Santiago  more »