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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Large, pleasant city plaza containing the church of St. James.

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7-Day Camino Frances Walking Tour from Sarria to Santiago
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Lovely Square

Stunning square with beautiful buildings. Even on a cold, wet day it was seriously impressive. Had a drink in the lovely Parador and looked at their display.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning square with beautiful buildings. Even on a cold, wet day it was seriously impressive. Had a drink in the lovely Parador and looked at their display.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit on one of the stone benches and watch the delight on the pilgrims faces as they finish their walks. The free walking tours go from here. A red umbrella in Spanish run by Paula and sometimes although not whilst I was there, a blue umbrella with tour in English. A shame the square frequented by the same beggars every... More 

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Kleinmond South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the final stop after our Camino before getting our Compestello and attending Mass in the Cathedral. It has a history worth reading up on as this is where Franco held his rallies when making St John the patron saint of Spain. It in more recent times also has had incredible laser light music concerts. It is the religious... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Large square surrounded by attractive buildings all of religious significance apart from the Parador. Nil else of note really although thought the groups scattered around eating al fresco in the square somewhat unpleasing. Tourist train leaves here if you are desperate and the odd living statue and several.tourist trash stalls all.selling unpriced articles. Visited squares throughout Spain & Europe far... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely place to visit and the finish point for our Camino hike so was quite amazing really. You can just sit and take it all in.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Must go there... but trust me you will appreciate it much more if you get there after walking 100k and more!! Amazing encounters, very emotional some times..! Peregrinos walk through the arches in groups or alone then meet all others who walked together during days, weeks or months!!

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The square in front of the Cathedral de Santiago has something for everyone. It has four sides-one for church, one for government, one for education, and one for tourism. It also had stalls of hand crafted items as well as food to purchase. The weekend we were there little historical skits were played out. This is also the place where... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are in Santiago, you will definitely walk around this plaza. meeting place for all of the Camino walkers and the camino-lites who started in sarria.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Lively tourist spot. Very historic and quaint. Little train runs from here which takes you on city tour for 50 mins and costs a few euros.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a place full of joy, music people emotional after finishing their camino. This place brings back good memories for me.

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