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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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The living heart of the city of Santiago

A beautiful spot to admire all the surrounding historical build, listen to stories of local people and the typical son music played by a joyful band!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Myriam M
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SINT- NIKLAAS
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SINT- NIKLAAS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful spot to admire all the surrounding historical build, listen to stories of local people and the typical son music played by a joyful band!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that this plaza is where SCU native Fidel Castro announced, from the balcony, both the revolution and its eventual success. Visited many times during our six days in Santiago de Cuba. Local musicians add to the atmosphere. Since this is a WIFI hot spot, there were many Cubans accessing same. We even met (and my husband danced with) a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really not a park, but more like the town square, with the cathedral, Diego Velazquez house, Hotel Casa Granda and another building defining the four sides. It's fun at street level with all the activity and fun to watch from the first floor cafeteria or the roof top bar of the Casa Granda.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pare Cespedes is the heart of Santiago de Cuba, with Casa De la Cultura and the Casa de la Trova right next door and Santiago main Catherdral right at the park. This is a bustling place with locals play music, try to sell you cigars, phoen cards, ladies, etc. It is a great place to sit down and watch peole.... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You become a little blasé about squares like this when you have been to several previously. It is worth a visit as it is a bustling place with the usual vendors and surrounded by bars with music. A few old buildings of note and worth a few photos. Don't be tempted to buy cigars if approached they'll probably be full... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can just sit in the park and be entetained by musicians, or watching the world go by as well as taking a coffee on the balacony of the nearby hotel and enjoy the colour and flavour of Cuba.

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square is a cool place to be. With the cathedral on one side, the town hall facing it, the fascinating historical house on the third and the hotel on the fourth (where you can sit for an open air drink or snack.) People gather here to get wifi reception and there is often music in the background. Best of... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This does seem to be the social centre of Santiago de Cuba with the cathedral and city hall facing each other. Plenty to look at and see and if the bustle gets too much you can always escape to the hotel rooftop bar and watch it all from above. Well worth the experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you have to go here to get to the tourism office on the north west corner but otherwise just avoid it.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

It is indeed very social and also it is the place where Cubans and foreign visitors alike go to mingle and log on their favorite social media as well, as thre is a wifi hotspot available, a massive plus in Cuba.

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