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Address: Camaguey, Cuba

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A Plaza at the latest UNESCO site on the island

Also known as Plaza de Padre Olallo in order to pay tribute to the only priest who has been canonized in Cuba due to his long-life charity work, this square continues to be the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Also known as Plaza de Padre Olallo in order to pay tribute to the only priest who has been canonized in Cuba due to his long-life charity work, this square continues to be the most impressive open space in the city of Camaguey, still preserving its 18th century colonial atmosphere. The square is a historical and architectural complex of great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

You must visit all the plazas in Camaguey and their are many, best to go by bicycle taxi. The drivers do this all the time for tourists and know every spot to take you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is colonial place, very antique, IT is ones of the best place of the city. I really enjoy it. Camaguey city in general is an historical place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This lovely square is at the heart of the original city of Camaguey. The buildings are beautifully restored - like stepping back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this place because it had a lot of history, marvelous places and a cool atmosfere. I love the souvenirs too!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Also called Plaza del Padre Olallo, to commemorate a priest José Olallo y Valdés (1820 – 1889) who used to care for the poor of the city of Camagüey. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI and the beatification ceremony took place in Camagüey, presided by Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins; the President of Cuba, Raul Castro, attended the ceremony as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Arrived at this wonderful Plaza ,through the maze of streets ,some very narrow .I think we would have got lost .Quieter than some of the other Plazas ,but still lots to see large church and other buildings some be ending used as restaurants ,others as Art galleries .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Camagüey is a total maze of Streets. There are few straight ones and it is complicated to find the right ones. Nonetheless a city walk is pleasant and should include this lovely square. To me it had a distinct Mexican feel to it and was totally different from the other squares in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Plaza has a church, a museum, and lots of really nice art galleries in the immediate area. What is nice is these are Cuban artists, working in their shop. You don't have to look and wonder if these are shipped in from china, you can see the artist working in wood, leather, painting, .... We bought a leather mask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It is a very picturesque square in the heart of the old, colonial Camaguey. Very nice church, and colourful buildings around. For some reason I found this square very stylish and very carribean, it is my favourite Camaguey square. Another advantage: if you are hungry, you will find there really good restaurants (we recommend Restaurante 1800, just on the corner).... More 

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Address: Camaguey, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Camaguey Province  >  Camaguey

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