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great for chilling out with friends

Best to visit in the late afternoon when the plaza comes alive. It's best for hanging out with... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
remicharlene
Chill out with the locals

There are a few cafes and pubs in the vicinity so sit down on the steps with a glass of wine and... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
josthocevar
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

A busy working square in the heart of the Casco Viejo. Early morning bars full of people having their first coffee and cake. Children walking to school. There's a playground for young kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChazzerCL
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The plaza is not big. Theres a stairs that goes high up to the amusement park. Good view from up there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Naturetravel9
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Best to visit in the late afternoon when the plaza comes alive. It's best for hanging out with friends, enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while people watching.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank remicharlene
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

There are a few cafes and pubs in the vicinity so sit down on the steps with a glass of wine and some pintxos and relax.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank josthocevar
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This small sq comes alive late afternoon. It's right in the middle of Bilbao old town surrounded with tons of bars, cafes and restaurants which begin to fill up late afternoon. During our stay there was a rally against women abuse so it was entirely...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visit this plaza mid afternoon to see the restaurants and bars full of locals. There are many choices of places to eat, restaurants or bars. Be advised smoking is allowed in,outside seating areas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a nice square but not that special. It's nice to soak up the atmosphere. Go up on the stairs to look to the city from above.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 13 December 2017

It´s usually very busy because it is right by the metro exit and it´s open to car traffic on one side. Just keep walking and go to nearby Plaza Nueva instead.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Good place to stop and rest whilst visiting the old town. Avoid annoying buskers begging for money, they can be persistent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank patch722
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I can't pretend if you go there you will have the same luck as us. We were wending our way back to the hotel and followed the sound of a beautifully balanced male choir, coming from this pretty square. Clearly they do the rounds of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank beachbuddy10
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