We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cespedes Park

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
87 visitor photos
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    39
    24
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
290 reviews 290 reviews
219 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
379 reviews 379 reviews
247 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Netherlands
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
186 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
333 reviews 333 reviews
158 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hull, UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cespedes Park also viewed

Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
 
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province
 

Been to Cespedes Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Cespedes Park?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing