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Plaza del Carmen

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Address: Camaguey, Cuba
Phone Number: 32/29-6901

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Pretty Plaza

Every time we've visited Plaza del Carmen, I'm struck by what a pretty little plaza it is in a pretty little town, Camaguey. The buildings around the Plaza have been spruced up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Every time we've visited Plaza del Carmen, I'm struck by what a pretty little plaza it is in a pretty little town, Camaguey. The buildings around the Plaza have been spruced up and look very nice. There are good restaurants to dine in, e.g. Restaurant 1800. And interesting little shops to poke around in, e.g. Galeria Martha Jimenez.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I really liked the architecture of the houses, the square, the restaurants. I did not like some people q hacechan tourists

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The statuary here is great, the galleries are wonderful and you have to visit Martha Jimenez. There is a really nice cafe here, cobblestone streets, and like everywhere in Camaguey, you can walk. BTW you will want to take photos with the statutes

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Supposedly not too many tourist visit this remarkable part of Camagüey — indeed, we were the only ones. The church, Iglesia de Nuestra Seniora del Carmen, is almost 200 years old and was restored several years ago. Adjacent is the building of the old convent, now housing offices of the City Historian, and a school. The church has two towers,... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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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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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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