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Plaza San Juan de Dios

Address: Camaguey, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Camaguey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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Netherlands
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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Oromocto NB
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Selby, United Kingdom
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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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Toronto, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

One of the eight or nine principal plazas in this city! All well within a walking distance from each other, if you have a day or two. You can of course hire a bicycle taxi. You do not have to try very hard to find one. They will find you. If you visit during a rain storm, as I did,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Arguably the most photogenic church and square in Camaguey, features a nice wooden ceiling and excellent view from the church tower.

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Cuba
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Plaza San Juan de Dios is like going back in time, but although you will find several restaurants (1800 is the best among them) the animation is still missing at least during day time..

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Plaza San Juan is a lively place with good restaurants, classic cars waiting for customers and kids playing soccer.

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