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Cespedes Park

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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224 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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253 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
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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Vienna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Actually nothing special, no need to stay there more than 10 minutes. So nothing more to say about it. Have a look at the houses around, that's why we came there

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Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The heart of the city of Santiago. The Parque Cespedes is surrounded by buildings that have been beautifully done up. Especially the ayuntamiento looks lovely in it's bright white with blue woodwork finishings. When in Santiago you will no doubt visit this centre of the town.

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Victoria, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had a great time exploring the city and enjoyed visiting this main square. Lots of historical buildings to see and the streets lead down to the water where you can explore the market areas and buy some of the nice Cuban woodworking items. At the end of our tour we visited a nice old hotel in the square and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The square is the heart of historic Santiago.The area is very lively and a good area to talk to the santiagueros and santiagueras. They may expect a contribution.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A lot of beggars around-mostly women- and the square cannot be compared with the other Plazas of havana and Trinidad. Drink a coffee in the hotel facing the square if it is evening and heads elswhere.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Liked the Cuban families and their friends who would gather at the park to sit in the sun or socialize. Liked the professional bands with dancers in costume. Disliked the beggars and the incessant drumming a few people did on tin pots which became quite irritating after a few hours!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

An excellent view over Santiago and a historical place where American and Cuban soldiers defeated the Spanish and ended four centuries of Spanish dominance in the Latin Americas.

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