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.

Parque Calixto Garcia

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Holguin, Cuba
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
  • 2
  • 0
Great place for people watching Cuban and tourists

We often take time to sit and watch the world go by. We can learn a lot about the country by sitting down and watching what happens around us. This was a great place to sit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Michael M
Oromocto NB
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pawling, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Vendors walking around, locals we got to meet and talk to. Nearby shops which sell many local crafts and products. I would say watch your wallet or purse. One in our party had her cell phone stolen. It was quite scary, the man was caught and beat up by the shop owners, police arrived in moments...so they took care of... More 

Thank Olga B
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A bit warm in summer with only minimal shade, but pleasant enough to sit and relax in. Just be warned of being approached by a local who speaks very good English, strikes up a conversation then at the end asked for money to feed his children. We were not the only ones to be approached and given the same story.

Thank holidaysplus
Walt Disney World, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wifi! Brings even the locals out here at night. A big park with some skateboarders but they are very well behaved and had not bothered me at all.

Thank Lillian Y
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is a very nice park in the city, sometimes there's musician. It is surrounded by a few stores and restaurants.

Thank sylviac33
Feltham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This Parque or Square is where you will find the city at night. The locals will come out in force, especially at weekends to sit, walk, talk and drink rum here. If you really want to see local life then this is where to head.

1 Thank Mary P
Oromocto NB
Level Contributor
94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We often take time to sit and watch the world go by. We can learn a lot about the country by sitting down and watching what happens around us. This was a great place to sit and watch. There are lots of locals walking around the park with even a moderate amount of shade to hide in. Lots of services... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Barton-le-Clay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great place to see Cadillac cars, shop in the markets and drink some traditional cuban coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice. Everyone is friendly, we used the bank to change some money there seemed to be a problem because they don't often see English money but they overcame this and accepted it.

Thank Amy W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A traditional meeting place, the plaza was established in 1719. A place to see, eat, meet and to be entertained. The city plaza is a hub of activity. Connected with the next busy square 'Parque de las Flores' by a pedestrian area (bulevar) on a part of Calle Libertad. The square features since 1912 the statue of General Calixto Garcia.... More 

Thank Tom-2009
Pécs, Pecs, Hungary
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Almost exclusively cubans strolling in the park or sitting on the benches. Super clean - surprising in Cuba - no vendors/jineteros bothering the occasional tourist.

Thank Sherakin
Chatham, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place to meet locals in the park like setting with concrete benches everywhere throughout the park. Many businesses and restaurants surrounding the park.

Thank OntarioBuzz

Travelers who viewed Parque Calixto Garcia also viewed

Holguin, Holguin Province
Holguin, Holguin Province

Been to Parque Calixto Garcia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parque Calixto Garcia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?