Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, Santiago de Compostela

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • My hotel was nearby and a good chance to stroll around these blocks where they were very interesting especially store windows, outdoor dines, etc. A good place to go.  more »
  • Great location to see the pilgrims for the Camino moving towards the final feet of there completion. The great joy on there faces reminded us of the way we felt only days before when we completed our....  more »

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