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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Cool in the evenings

We went to the Hotel Casa Granda Terrace a couple of times during our visit to Santiago de Cuba. This overlooks the park and its a great place to people watch. so much going on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to the Hotel Casa Granda Terrace a couple of times during our visit to Santiago de Cuba. This overlooks the park and its a great place to people watch. so much going on, even if some of it is a little suspect, with a few "transactions" happening. Some elderly gentlemen arrive at around 1 or 2am and entertain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful and quiet park in the heart of the old town of Santiago de Cuba. In the middle of the park stands a bronze statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (that made the Cuban declaration for freedom at 10th October 1868). The park is surrounded with some nice buildings. The city hall (on the north), cathedral "Nuestra Señora de la... More 

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Harrington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The park is pleasant with numerous people to watch. Beautiful buildings surround the park. Unfortunately it can get quite noisy with the trucks and cars blaring around. Still a must to spend so time.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice to hear bands playing. Not too many hucksters. Surrounded by beautiful buildings (except the Bank of Cuba).

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Too many pan handlers and gypsy taxis. Once they go away it is a wonderful pace to pause and enjoy the architecture around the plaza.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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