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. Work out when and for how long to visit Plaza Cervantes - Santiago and other Santiago de Compostela attractions using our handy Santiago de Compostela trip maker .
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  • This square has become the meeting point to enjoy very early on, the atmosphere that exists in the city.
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  • Surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars, Cervantes square is a meeting point and meeting in the city.
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  • Walking in this city the unique atmosphere, unique story angles you glimpse nice to see
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  • Beautiful square
  • Santiago is diferent!
  • The old town square. Ideal for a pause in a visit by the former area of Santiago. There are several terraces. They converge here different streets carrying tea market (Plaza de abastos) essential to see it. Best Thursday and Saturday coming vendors from nearby towns. Access to the Cathedral by the azabachería Street. Another to the bus station and another towards the Mall and new zone.
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  • O Corazòn da zona vella Compostelá.
  • Very nice place
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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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