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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  • A characteristic of Santiago, but lately due to the wildlife that inhabits the area is up to dangerous to pass through there without having to argue with someone or having to dodge a fight.
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  • In the Plaza Cervantes you feel part of history of the world, a place with scenery of the middle ages. A lot of history and beauty in a same place. It's simply beautiful.
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  • Good pubs, good restaurants, theaters, hotels, souvenir shops, the cathedral, everything at 5 min walking distance. A place to relax and enjoy Santiago.  more »