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Address: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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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Plaza to appreciate

The scale of the buildings is impressive along with the design and longevity. An easy area for walking to and from other attractions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Walnut Creek, California
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Sudbury, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what can I saw its in front of the Cathedral were everyone goes to see the Cathedral. excellent meeting point. wonderful place for a stroll.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scale of the buildings is impressive along with the design and longevity. An easy area for walking to and from other attractions.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Plaza has a sense of community and coming together. Weary pilgrims and tourists wander round and gaze up at the grand facade of the Cathedral. Bagpipers and a tinsel covered man pretending to be a goat provide the accompanying soundtrack. There is nothing to 'do' there except marvel at the history and wonder

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to the Cathedral or whatever in the centre of Santiago you can't miss to walk into this square. It this the arrival for the Camino of Santiago so i really could see a lot of joy and happiness from groups, couple or single people that had a long/short Camino and then happy because they did and been... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This square is fabulous square to see the tired walkers from all the seven different ways travelled on the Camino. They either come bouncing in full of life or slowly and full of meditative thoughts to the stone in the middle of the square denoting the end of the trail to Santiago de Compostela. Surrounding the square are beautiful buildings... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is important to visit the plaza when completing the Camino. It offers view of the Cathedral, the hotel, and of the many pilgrims completing their pilgrimage.

Thank wvlivingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Next time, I'd stay at the Parador. It could not be better placed and is right in the heart of the historical site.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It is a pity that the cathedral has been under reconstruction, otherwise it is a very nice old square. We have met a lot of people resting there after finishing their Camino de Santiago. Also it is a starting point for walking tours and mini tourist train tours.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 20 November 2016 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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