It's free to wander around the medieval streets, but eating and drinking in the main square is expensive.
There are daily processions during Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Easter, where the streets are filled with thousands of robe-wearing, solemn worshippers carrying huge, swaying effigies of saints through the incensed-filled streets.
It’s almost impossible to drive around the Old Town, and you’ll need a permit, so I leave the car in the public car park on the other side of the Alameda Park and walk for five minutes.
Restaurants in Orange Square are buzzy and full of both locals and holidaymakers – but due to their exceptional location, they come at a price. I’d recommend having a drink in one of the bars or cafés to soak up the atmosphere and then eating elsewhere, perhaps in a tapas bar located one or two streets back. Even a large orange juice can cost six euros in Plaza de los Narajanos.
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