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Cespedes Park

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Vienna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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138 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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156 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Hull, UK
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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A bit of hustling from the many taxi drivers around, but they soon go away if you say no! Lots of local people to watch, although more concrete than park! At the end of carnival, we saw a few drunken performers trying to prolong the Carnival a bit longer! Very entertaining! Sit in the park (hot?) or watch what is... More

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Rexdale, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Amazing place to be... I got to knpw the locals well while staying is Casa Granda for a week. Great sights, great music and great people....

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

many museums, famous cathedral and hotel around the parque Cespedes. But the museums are not very interesting except the art collection of Mr Bacardi in the museum baring his name.

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