Parque de la Alameda, Santiago de Compostela

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The view from Parque de la Alameda is an emblem of the city that fills every postcard rack in town. The cathedral takes center stage for this view over the historic district, as it did spiritually throughout the city's development. Seen from this angle, you can admire the details that make the cathedral an architectural feat. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the panoramic spectacle. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santiago de Compostela holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parque de la Alameda and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Ideal place to relax from the last stage of the Camino and to contemplate unbeatable views of the cathedral as well as spectacular plant species, the eucalyptus that has a bench around it is impressive.
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  • Alameda Park connects the old town with the new city. Near the entrance is a statue of two Marias who appeared in the park in fancy clothes as if shouting freedom during the Franco dictatorship. There was a puppet show nearby for children. It is a place of the citizens' relaxation. In the evening, you can see the old town from this park and see the cathedral shining in the sunset. It's a great spot.
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  • Home of a real family friendly fun fair for Ascension Weekend every year in Santiago. Lovely to see families out and about late at night sharing space with teens and other gangs of youths. All behaving themselves, having a bit of fun and food n drink. No rivers of puke or mountains of rubbish and it was 3am. Great weekend
  • This is a large leafy space on the edge of the old city. Lots of shady trees with good seating throughout. There was even a couple of very large old eucalyptus trees providing some evergreen contrasting colour to the native species. There are also some great views back to the old city.
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