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Cespedes Park

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Nice place to enjoy the warm weather in Santiago de Cuba. The only thing, it's better to go in the afternoon or at night because it's really hot. Actually is a good place to read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to go in the afternoon or even better at night time. Always filled with the locals and tourists. Nice place to relax and have an inside out of the people.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the quintessetional essence for romance on a Cuban street, this has got to be the spot. A kaleidoscope of talking, walking, hustling, hyping, guitar-strumming humanity. We loved it. Ladies gossiping in the shaded seats, sultry signoritas clad in lycra flutter eyelashes, while all around colonial architecture and fine museums

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to enjoy the warm weather in Santiago de Cuba. The only thing, it's better to go in the afternoon or at night because it's really hot. Actually is a good place to read a book, to listen the orchestra. I love this place.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a nice and tranquil place in a busy city. Best seen from the terrace of the adjoining hotel with a drink in hand.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you're in Santiago de Cuba, you should definitely go to Parque Cespedes - which is actually more of a square and not a park. It's where the cathedral is as well as old Velazquez's house with a beautiful wooden balcony. It's free, since it's just a square in the city.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

In the old town of Santiago. Usually full of taxi drivers but locals pass the time there. There is the cathedral, the balcony where Fidel declared that the Revolution had triumphed, and the oldest standing building in the town. The plaza is one of the wi-fi spots. Looks great from the terrace of the Hotel Casa Granda, or the cathedral... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The cathedral faces the park, which has mostly recovered from the damage of the 2013 hurricane. Lots of people, including some hustlers.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

However you describe it, this is the beating heart of the city. Irrespective of the architectural merits of most of the buildings, its role in the revolution and Castro's declaration of victory from the Town Hall balcony make this a significant landmark in Cuba. It would be unthinkable to visit the city and not wander round this 'park'.

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Poulsbo, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Our room at the Casa Granda looked out over the park, people watching from our room was a bit like looking back in time to a place where the park was the center and heart of a city. We spent hours in the park talking to locals, trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to get on the internet and seeing so many different... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Be aware of the people who want to help you. But most most are very friendly. My personal frustration: the difficulties with internet. Slow and only at certain places if you have a card (€ 2 per hour).

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