Statue of Maria Pita

s/n Praza de María Pita

Credited with defending the city against the invading naval forces of Sir Francis Drake, Maria Pita still stands victorious in the lively square named in her honor. The car-free plaza offers some fine examples of the city’s famous glassed-in galerías across the upper floors of buildings and street-level arcades. Linger over a glass of albariño at one of the square’s cafés and enjoy excellent people-watching: schoolkids kicking a ball, young couples courting and shopkeepers chatting in doorways.

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