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Beautiful restored square

The buildings of the Old Square have been fully restored and make it very pictureque with plenty fo... read more

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Camera Obscura

I’m adding this to the Playa Vieja area. 3CUC to get in. This is a must see. Lift access to the... read more

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What is now called the Old Square was originally Plaza Nueva (New Square), built as a popular alternative to Plaza de Armas, the military and government nerve center. Later called Plaza del Mercado (Market Square) as Havana's commercial hub, Plaza...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The buildings of the Old Square have been fully restored and make it very pictureque with plenty fo photo opportunities. There are a couple of restaurants/cafes and museums but otherwise it has been left free from tourist tat.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m adding this to the Playa Vieja area. 3CUC to get in. This is a must see. Lift access to the roof area for great views and a look at the periscope that is Camera Obscura - difficult to explain exactly but a dish used...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best kept Plazas in Old Town. Picturesque, perfectly clean and restored wonderful food, music and cigars everywhere. Must see. Sit down in a shady Lanai, have a cool drink a watch the world 🌍 trip bye.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very interesting to learn of the history of this square and how it relates to Plaza de San Francisco. Beautiful fountain in the middle (now gated off for security reasons). Wonderful bronze sculpture as well. A must-see on your walking tour of Old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful square where I wished we had more time to wander around. You know this is the tourist area because the restorations are beautiful

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed looking at all the locals who were performing in the square. Ladies with fancy and colorful dresses, People walking on stilts and of course the gentleman with cigars having his picture taken with visitors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CharleneL465
Reviewed 4 days ago

Colonial buildings surround this square which houses eclectic statues and has some wonderful restaurants spilling out onto the streets with live music and a great selection of food and drink.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FraFancourt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being from America we really don't have the old buildings you will find in Cuba. Was very interesting to walk around - we did stay till after dark and felt completely safe. I would highly suggest a visit to Havana

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Imissthesun
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our initial tour, walk left out this, but we found it on our own. The whole Old Town area felt safe to walk around in the daytime (no experience of evening times) and was fascinating to see the updated squares and buildings set right alongside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty square in Old Havana. It’s home to quite a number of restaurants. We went for drinks at Azucar Lounge which has a balcony overlooking the square which was enjoyable. Worth a visit whilst in Havana.

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from debarnao1 | Reviewed this property |
Your on vacation! Casual...comfortable shoes! You’ll be doing some walking...
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Response from sarahwC3953PJ | Reviewed this property |
Most of the people we spoke to just got one of the old cars to drive around and show them the sights. It sounded as though they got much better value for money than us . We booked a guided tour . Just make sure your taxi... More
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Response from jinty195012 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry we didn't do acruise, as we had 2 weeks in Varadera, and had 3 day stay in Havana.and used taxis from our hotel.