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Parque Calixto Garcia

Address: Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #193 of 421 things to do in Holguin
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Barton-le-Clay, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Toronto, Canada
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91 helpful votes 91 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 

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Pécs, Pecs, Hungary
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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.

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Chatham, Canada
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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.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited this park while in Holguin last week. You will find a nice place for locals and their kids and tourists to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the area. It's a safe place to hang around and have fun. There's food and drinks nearby too if you're looking for that as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

the park is the exact center of downtown Holguin. Tons of locals who hang out every night, drinking dancing, having fun. Can't wait to go back

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Coventry, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited this park in March 2012 during our trip to Cuba. Worth a visit if you're in Holguin. We spent a few hours here chilling in the sun with a nice cold cerveza. It's a lovely place.

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I will say that this is the best park of the Holguin City...The city is known as the Park's city...because there is a park ever two blocks.. But this one is kind of all white and is the only one that has the boulevard in one side.. you must visit...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

All of Holguin Central have a Fiesta Carnival in pril. I am going to return in late August . Festival

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

if you are staying in town this is where the clubs, restaurants & bars are. you can people watch & get a good idea of everyday cuban life. nothing out of the ordinary as everything is still old. been to holguin twice. my next trip here i will go to more restaurants & i will check out all the clubs.... More 

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