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“Simmering Sexy Salsa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
Trinidad, Cuba
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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“Simmering Sexy Salsa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

As part of our stay at Dr. Suarez and Sra. Addys’ Casa, we walked about and ended up at Plaza Mayor in the early afternoon. Unfortunately we missed the open viewing time for Iglesia Santisima, so we had a seat around conveniently located tables on the steps next to Santisima. We were served promptly, and enjoyed some beers and colas under a beautiful shade tree. As the afternoon wore on, clouds began to build, raindrops ensued, and we ducked into a bar midway up the steps. Well the boys, locals, were engrossed in a soccer game on TV, so my wife and I bought a round for everyone and we all enjoyed the game! Very cool to be hanging with the locals watching a soccer game, drinking beer, and waiting for the afternoon deluge to stop. We came back in the evening, about 7:00 p.m., and the plaza was completely transformed as a very “hot” salsa band was knocking out the beat, and the locals were strutting their Cuban Salsa. Way cool! My wife and I had a blast till the wee hours watching the locals just doin’ their Cuban thing! We wished we could join in with all the fun, but I guess that’s a few Salsa lessons away. The local band was hittin’ it, and the lead singer was on fire! A very cool, fun and cultural night. We stumbled “home” in the late, late hours, but the music continued until well after 1:00 a.m. No one bothered us at all with the predictable, “Want to by a cigar” stuff, just very cool music all night long. Highly recommend hangin’ on the steps after the sun goes down! Time very, very well spent!

Visited July 2013
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“Music and Dancing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Loved the music, energy and dancing. Just wish there was a bigger dance floor for more people who aren't the best salsa dancers to join.

Visited May 2013
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“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Lovely place to grab a cup of coffee or some rum just sit relax, observe and enjoy. Best time is early morning if possible, before hordes of tourist coming down along with all local beegers. Also light on this time at day is perfect for some nice shots. Very safe, quite and beautiful, till around midday, and just before sunset. Loud of shops with souvenirs, however overprices, little gallery with painting and bars. But don't stay too long, if you looking for real Cuban experience things happen just around the corner...

Visited May 2013
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“A must do...taste of colonial history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Interesting wide streets and paved area giving a taste of the days of traders, colonial settlers and slavery of 400 to 500 years ago. Shopping for souvenirs near the square was better and cheaper than Havana tourist areas in my view. Music good and the museum was interesting.

Visited June 2013
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“Drinkathon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Rum and coke was about $2,00...need i say more...music late nite was good...ended at about 12am though!

Visited October 2012
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