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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Beersheba, Israel
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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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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Santiago de Cuba Province  >  Santiago de Cuba

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