Praza das Praterías (Plaza de Platerías)
Praza das Praterías (Plaza de Platerías)

Praza das Praterías (Plaza de Platerías)

Freier Eintritt
Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, 15704

The basics

Pilgrims walking along the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) often explore Santiago de Compostela during their journey. One of the most popular landmarks in town is Praza das Praterías, a large square known for its fountain called La Fuente de los Caballos, a sculpture of four horses with webbed feet. The square is part of guided tours designed to illuminate local history, as well as tours created specifically for religious travelers.

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Things to know before you go

  • The locale is known as the “silversmiths' plaza” for the vendors who sell silver goods under the arcades.
  • The square is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, but large stones are uneven in places, as the plaza is not smoothly paved.
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Old Quarter radiating off the plaza to find more shops, restaurants, and bars.
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How to get there

Praza das Praterías is located in the heart of Santiago de Compostela, near top landmarks including the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela and the Museo da Catedral. Most visitors arrive on foot, but can also reach the plaza via bus lines 981, 542, or 416.

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When to get there

The most popular time of year to visit Santiago de Compostela is during the summer, peak season for pilgrimages along the Way of St. James. You can avoid the crowds by visiting during the spring or fall.

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Culture in Santiago de Compostela

Beyond shopping and eating, local culture can be found by seeking out the university located in Plaza del Instituto. The university regularly hosts film screenings, concerts, plays, and other cultural events, often featuring student performers.

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