Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, Santiago de Compostela

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • I liked The Praza Cervantes because it celebrates this great Spanish writer. His bust is a bit too high up the column to see it well, It is good to be reminded of the immortal Don Quixote. 
  • Many souvenir shops and restaurants. Nothing special about this square. The narrow streets around the square are more interesting. 
  • The square is the beautiful passages and a fountain. It is fun watching the tourists and pilgrims who come and go, sitting in the bar.
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