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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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A Square of History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Santiago de Cuba Province  >  Santiago de Cuba

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