A small but charming symbol of Santiago.

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Plaza de Platerías Square

Bustling with tourists and pilgrims.

You just need to arrive at this small and charming square to realize that you're entering a place of great charm and historical significance, a veritable symbol of the city. In the Middle Ages it was a busy place thanks to the arcades, where silversmiths and goldsmiths plied their trades; hence the name, Platerías (silver smitheries). It's still a busy place, as it's always full of residents, tourists and pilgrims who have completed the Camino de Santiago, creating a truly special atmosphere. One of its sides is the southern façade of the cathedral, the one with the Clock Tower or Berenguela Tower; in fact, this is also known as the façade of the silversmiths. In the middle of the square, don't miss the famous Fountain of the Horses.

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