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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  • August 18, 2017
    This square has become the meeting point to enjoy very early on, the atmosphere that exists in the city.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Surrounded by restaurants, shops and bars, Cervantes square is a meeting point and meeting in the city.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Walking in this city the unique atmosphere, unique story angles you glimpse nice to see
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  • Very interesting collectibles and antiques market.
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  • A taste of "lost" through the narrow streets of the old town.
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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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