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Big square at the back of the Cathedral.

This square can be accessed from the Via Sacra or the Plaza De Praterias. One side is the rear... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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Enjoyed supper here

We had supper here in the late afternoon (fortunately several restaurants were open for business... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This square can be accessed from the Via Sacra or the Plaza De Praterias. One side is the rear wall of the Cathedral, which is currently undergoing major renovation. Another is a Benedictine Nunnery previously famous as a place where the public could buy fresh...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had supper here in the late afternoon (fortunately several restaurants were open for business). Very relaxing environment

Thank marxj20
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Very cosy square behind the cathedral that is a good alternative to the main square. It is better to enter the cathedral from this square as the doors are wide open and there are normally no queues here. There are several cafés and bars on...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Older plaza next to the Cathedral. Lots of Camino hiker around. Took a few pictures to view the Cathedral. Busy place during most hours of the day.

Thank south6
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Plaza de la Quintana is a much more quiet plaza at the back of the Cathedral. From the plaza, visitors can view the clock tower of the Cathedral more clearly. There are some cafes near to the plaza and you can have a cup of...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Everyone should walk all the way around the cathedral. This square is quieter but affords great views of the historic buildings.

Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Hidden round the back of the cathedral, and so is often a bit quieter than the other tourist squares. Some bars and cafes so worth a sit and relax.

Thank paulspod
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The plaza is dominated by the huge wall of the Convent of San Paio de Antealtares which is opposite the clock tower. It was very early and quiet while we were there.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The plaza is behind the Cathedral and has some very beautiful buildings. XII century Pazo de Xelmirez for example

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The streets of the town take one back centuries and plazas like this one give the travellor a chance to look up. The great architects say that the most important parts of a building are where it hits the ground and where it hits the...More

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