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Plaza del Carmen

Camaguey, Cuba
32/29-6901
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Camaguey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Missions, Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Of course this is a must when visiting Camaguey. Just take a picture of the old guy who was modelling 12 years ago and still looks similar. Just pay him a CUC, he also has to make ends meet... Then join the group of gossiping women, you're free to tell them anything. And also visit some art galeries, really in... More

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Oromocto NB
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We enjoyed the life sculptures in the plaza. The church was interesting. There a couple famous art galleries there that should not be missed. We spent at least a couple hours visiting the square and the surrounding galleries.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was a wonderful place to visit original and refreshing. An art critic over viewed her work. Her studio is open to viewing with many works for sale.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

As part of a two-week Road Scholar People-to-People program, our group spent several days in Camaguey in January and visited the Martha Jimenez Gallery and studio. After a look around the quiet Plaza del Carmen with its beautiful church and freshly painted building facades and inspection of Martha Jimenez's life-sized bronze people, we were greeted by the gracious artist with... More

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Ambler
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Camaguey - City of Squares - UNESCO World Heritage Site Lovely plaza - Visit to the studio of Martha Jiminez - Lunch at government restaurant next door (lamb was delicious) - trip to farmers market via pedicab...then on to main town square.

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LaJolla
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This square is dominated by life-size bronze statues of people sitting at benches. Around the square is an old church and an interesting gallery of lithography art works. We sure to wonder into the small streets that extend from the square to get what we thought was the best taste of life in a small Cuban city.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I walked around the city of Camaguey by foot and really had no plan. I did eventually find this place with its old and beautiful churches and typical cuban living quarters. You can walk around the area and find Cuban locals going about their daily lives. I found it to be very quiet when I was there during the day.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This plaza was the closest to our Guest house, so it was the first place to visit. It is the most visited place in Camaguey. It features a fine church (Inglesia del Carmen) and the many large scale statues. The church has rather simple interior (see my photo). If you are lucky, the guys, who modeled for the bronze statues,... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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382 reviews 382 reviews
249 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We arrived after a ricksaw ride around the town ,what a way to get a first view !!!Loved the bronze sculptures ( one of the locals a who had been immortalised was posing by it )

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Appledore, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I love the Martha Jimenez statues here .In particular the statue regarding what a Cuban women should look for in a man .A candle for the future and the keys to security. Martha Jimenez gallery is lovely I really liked her ceramics

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