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Plaza Cervantes - Santiago

Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Nice little square with lots of activity and people

Nice square you walk through on the way through the old city to the cathedral. Lots of shops, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Small plaza for a slice of Compostelan life

Cervantes never visited Santiago de Compostela but his admirers placed a statue in this square... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Renato M
Oswego NY, United States
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Plaza Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice square you walk through on the way through the old city to the cathedral. Lots of shops, and small streets going off in various directions. Interesting people watching.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cervantes never visited Santiago de Compostela but his admirers placed a statue in this square anyhow. There are a variety of little restaurants on this square. Reportedly, this square was where the witches were burned during the Inquisition.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lots of restaurants, shops, alleyways and just steps away from the cathedral. Plenty of places to have coffee. A relaxing look around Santiago

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good pubs, good restaurants, theaters, hotels, souvenir shops, the cathedral, everything at 5 min walking distance. A place to relax and enjoy Santiago.

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 6 October 2016

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.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Many souvenir shops and restaurants. Nothing special about this square. The narrow streets around the square are more interesting.

Thank Lennoxzenon
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The most important aspect of the Plaza Cervantes is its location. It is centrally located, surrounded by feeder streets, shops and restaurants, as well as vendors, including a book store that sells English language books for those occasions when you run out of reading material....More

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 19 April 2016

There are a number of bars and restaurants along this Plaza, catering for both locals and tourists.It is quite busy during the day, but less so in the evening. Have a drink at one of the tables on the pavement and watch the world go...More

Thank Neil d
Reviewed 9 April 2016

There is an ordinary and small square with nothing to see or do really. At the time of our stay in the city the square wasn't very clean.

Thank davpinla
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of bars around and libraries, so you will definitely get there even if you don't want to. It's in Old Town and you can rest there for a minute while walking around Santiago.

Thank Monika C
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Kader B
Bonjour, les boutiques et cafés de la place sont ouverts à partir de quelle heure ? Travaillent-ils le dimanche ? Merci.;
9 February 2017|
Response from A M | Reviewed this property |
Hola. Las tiendas y boutiques abren a partir de las 10,00 horas. Las cafeterías, depende, pero a partir de las 08,00 horas. En cuanto a los domingos las tiendas y boutiques no suelen abrir, salvo días especiales, las... More
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Menos mal que se ha dado cuenta del antiguo ayuntamiento , pero pregunto , ¿ sabe en qué sitio estaba ?, No es fácil porque la gente sé que no sabe.
4 July 2015|
Response from InmaculadaMiguez | Reviewed this property |
La Plaza de Cervantes, lo que me refería que acabo de escribir, es que usted ha sabido ver dónde estaba el antiguo ayuntamiento, y sé que no es fácil de descubrir, Usted lo ha descubierto, y ¿ dónde se encuentra dentro de... More
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