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The life and soul of Santiago

Cespedes Park is a central part of Santiago life. It's where locals come to meet every evening: families for an evening out, friends meeting for a few drinks, friends meeting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Cespedes Park is a central part of Santiago life. It's where locals come to meet every evening: families for an evening out, friends meeting for a few drinks, friends meeting before they go out, musical events take place here, people chill out. Basically it is a social hub. As a tourist it has pros and cons. Pros: great for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great place to sit at night and watch the world go by. A busy place where the locals meet and chat. Surrounded by some great buildings although there were a lot of reservations occurring at the time of our visits so some of the architecture was surrounded by scaffolding.

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Parque Cespedes is a central meeting place, with lots of benches for people watching. There are often entertainers playing in the area, but you also need to be careful about being pestered by locals who want to make some extra cash by guiding you around the city.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful. Local events take place here. Surrounded by the cathedral and hotel Casa Grande. Lots of places to sit, rest and watch the locals.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Santiago is a magic city.You can listen to live music everywhere in the city drinking a cold mohito but do not forget to visit Cespedes with its old fort and the sea view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Parque Cespedes is the center of Santiago, and where one of its oldest and finest hotels can be found. It is surrounded by much of Santiago's pre-Castro history, including the Diego Velazquez home, which is now a museum. Due to hurricane Sandy, many of the great shade trees are gone, so it isn't exactly the greatest place to just hang... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The start of every tour of Santiago de Cuba. Surrounded by important public buildings and museums, with nice and clean development of the square, it is one of the nicest places in town. The only problem is, like in all Cuba are the beggars and hustlers. Can somebody tell me why all of them asking for soap and pencils?

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A very beautiful place with wonderful buildings even though the cathedral is under restoration. They carry shows at night under the 500 years of the city celebration.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We spent a few days in this beautiful city and enjoyed the noons on the terrace of Hotel Casa Grande which is the perfect way to overlook the city of Santiago de Cuba. It costs 3 CUCs to go up but it was included in your drink or food bill where you get a drink for free with this 3... More 

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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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