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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Definetly worth the visit. It has an amazing view of the sunset, not a crowded park at all. It is very well kept compared to the rest of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definetly worth the visit. It has an amazing view of the sunset, not a crowded park at all. It is very well kept compared to the rest of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first evening in Cuba was spent in Santiago, and after we had an excellent dinner at a nearby paladar, we strolled in Cespedes Park. It seemed like the place where locals gathered and we wanted to experience that. The park is ideal for observing vintage cars, seeing how warmly Cubans interact with each other and sensing the general mood... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place to enjoy at any time of the day. If you want to see the real Santiago de Cuba going by this is the place to be, the street musicians, the buskers, las chicas, los chicos, the peanut vendors and the majestic cathedral, all there in one place. Highly recommended.

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Thank Roger N
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is a nicely paved, smallish square with numerous stone benches, set in front of the Cathedral. Many locals use the park. It is certainly a pleasant place to relax after a bit of sightseeing.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared for lots of hustlers - from taxis, to cigars, to wifi cards, to beggars. Also be prepared for talented musicians to break out in traditional Cuban folk songs, amazing people watching, and just enough shade in the late afternoon. A real hub of genuine Santiago de Cuba activity and history. Hit the bar at the Casa Granda for... More 

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Vermont, USA
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to hang out, people watch, listen and dance to street musicians, and catch some wifi on the south end of the park. Wifi isn't free; you buy internet cards at an Etesca office or from a street vendor.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Busy, fun area of Santiago de Cuba. Great people watching all around the area and many interesting buildings surrounding the park. So much history that took place in and around those buildings.

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Dresden, Deutschland
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It is the central place in Santiago and really pretty with the cathedral and invites to chill out. If you want to use the Etecsa Wifi, this is the place. Unfortunately, there are many annoying jineteros and/or beggars sppoiling the atmosphere and we couldn't sit there for more than 1 minute without some dudes either asking you for money or... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Cespedes Park is what Santiago de Cuba revolves around. Some great buildings around the square, most notably the cathedral. Afterwards, we went to the roof terrace of Hotel Casa Granda (small entrace fee) for some drinks and great views of Parque Cespedes, the cathedral and the rest of the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you go to Santiago de Cuba do not go anywhere else, just sit here any day at any time and... see the local live going by. Get to talk to real Cuban people, ask advice to anyone and they all will be happy to assit you. And please do not forget to buy some local peanuts (mani), they are... More 

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