Alameda Park overlooking USC Campus

Alameda Park overlooking USC Campus

Alameda Park, just west of the Cathedral, is a well-maintained public park that offers gorgeous views of Santiago. Be sure to walk through the park, about as far as you can to the wester edge. There you'll find a stunning vista of the USC -- that's University of Santiago de Compostela, not the other USC -- that's worth enjoying for several minutes, or an hour.

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Best coffee in Briòn at the Cafe Bar Altamira

Best coffee in Briòn at the Cafe Bar Altamira

Cafe Bar Altamira is more than a coffee shop, as you can probably guess from the name. The place gets lively around mid-day and stays that way. There's a pool table and dart board in the back, with plenty of room for a large-ish party to have a good time. And like any good bar in this part of Spain, tapas keeps on flowing from the kitchen.

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