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Cespedes Park

Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

this is THE spot to meet all sorts of cuban peoples...the musicians, the poets, the rastafarians..the producers making documentaries, the students..the beggars b/c they're hoping for CUC's or make-up or whatever you can give up...the souvenir shops..the national bank of cuba...and lots of seating and relaxation time..i took a video of it all - magic! :)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A few doors down from the big white hotel on the square, is a yellowish building, with a sign outside about Radio Cuba, I think the first place in Cuba where there was a radio transmission. The building is being renovated, but you should walk inside, and someone will probably appear, and take a look inside, and especially go to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The place just begs to be a central point for relaxation and admiring the architecture, and it is - in the evening/night. But come there in the day, and you will have to push away jineteros constantly - plus all the cars (even trucks) are driving around, so the air is really bad there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is the place where everything happens! A place to relax with can of coke, orientate yourself, meet a friend or two, take the weight off your feet, and watch live performances. It is a square in the middle of the City, flanked by the Casa Granda Hotel, the internet cafe, the tourists' information, banks, etc. A short walk to... More 

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st-hyacinthe quebec canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a very nice park located in the center of the city..this is a high point of the city,t.every parks are very nice and clean

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Cespedes Park is the central point of Santiago de Cuba. There are various museums around the park and usually there are always some musicians around playing music. However, as the central touristic point there are also a lot of people trying to guide you around for a tip, or trying to get you to their taxi or restaurant, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The place itself is pretty, there are musicians, museums and restaurants around. On the other hand, as a tourist, you will have to talk to various jineteros that want to sell you (otherwise free) maps, old newspapers, taxi rides... So in the end it's not so easy to breathe in the atmosphere (ehm, filled with all the relic cars' fumes),... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This square contains most of the main tourist attractions in Santiago. Unfortunately the cathedral was undergoing renovations at the time of our visit. However, there were still enough attractions around the park to make our visit worthwhile.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Small square in the historical centre surrounded by well preserved colonial mansions , hotels and the Cathedral.Opposite the Cathedral is the house from where Fidel made his first speech after the success of the revolution.A favourite spot for local people to hang out and socialize as they say! The big trees were destroyed by the hurricane Sandy as well as... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

With some impressive buildings around it .This is the main square so it's worth a walk around to see Cuban life .

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