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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  • The most interesting of the square is the flea market of used objects where you can find an old lock to varied artifacts.
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  • Lost in the streets of Santiago becomes the plaza cervantes, a beautiful and small church in one of its sides.
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  • As you sip your coffee at one of the cafes the pilgrims pass with eyes shining as they enter the last 100 meres of their long journey Look up at the lovely balconies of the surroounding buildings and ...  more »
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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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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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