Céspedes Park

Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba: Address, Céspedes Park Reviews: 4/5

Céspedes Park
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utazas2015
Eastbourne, UK49 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice square. Beautiful old buildings. Here you can find Cuba`s oldest building. Good just to sit down (if you can bare heat) and watch the flowing crowd and also good to make nice photos. You can sit and cool down on the Casa Granda terrace for a drink or you can enter the beautiful church to look around.
Written March 10, 2020
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Turkey5,426 contributions
Cespedes is not exactly a park but rather a public square where people are playing chess, playing music, sitting on the banks. It's the source point of visit to many attractions: on the right there is Diego Velaquez Museum; next to it on the corner is the municipal building where Castro made his first speech after the victory; Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba is at the opposite of the municipal building. Carnaval Museum, Bacardi Museum are all in walking distance in adjacent streets. It's a vivid, lovely small plaza and if you are to explore Santiago de Cuba, your path will definitely lead you there.
Written December 24, 2010
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ArthurOster
Willemstad, Curaçao100 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
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).
Written March 31, 2016
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mj3-fergie724
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
this is THE spot to meet all sorts of cuban peoples...the musicians, the poets, the rastafarians..the producers making documentaries, the students..the beggars b/c they're hoping for CUC's or make-up or whatever you can give up...the souvenir shops..the national bank of cuba...and lots of seating and relaxation time..i took a video of it all - magic! :)
Written January 15, 2015
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eastmagicmountainman
Brattleboro, VT78 contributions
Oct 2012 • Solo
Expect to be constantly molested by jinateros/jinateras. After refusing various offers (to be sketched; to buy a "Che" coin for $3 CUC's; to give away the pen I was using to write in my journal, etc.) I beat a hasty retreat to the terrace cafe of the Hotel Casa Grande, overlooking the park. For a much more jinatero-free park visit, try the Plaza de Marte, 1 km. east.
Written November 13, 2012
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Ilene S
Hollywood, FL282 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The plaza itself is okay. Many of the older trees are gone due to hurricanes. The people shift where they are sitting to match the shade. The plaza faces the church in one direction, a grand hotel in another, Diego Velasquez’s home in another direction and the fourth corner is another building. Grab some shade and sit back and watch the action for a few minutes or have a coffee on the terrace of the hotel and look down or climb to the terrace of the church and watch from there. It’s all good.
Written January 26, 2019
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Sue K
Cleveland, OH14 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely plaza close to restaurants and shops. It’s been undergoing some improvements. Ithas traditionally to be a great place for people to congregate and you might find a cultural activity at any moment. The plaza has parking around it, where owners of relic vehicles gather to seek tourist business.
Written August 5, 2018
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GOHABSGO1984
Auckland, New Zealand204 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Locals LOVE this park. You'll see many sharing a bottle of rum and listening to music. Lots of locals will try to be your friends. Some are genuine. Most are not. They just want your money. All in all a great place to hang out, drink beer and people watch at night. Lot's of great places to grab a drink (if you pay over $1 for a beer you paid too much.)
Written December 21, 2016
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arg02
Oslo, Norway480 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
The sentral square of old town Santiago. At one end the cathedral and the other end the municipal building where Fidel gave his famous speech on 1 January 1959 to declare the Revolution had triumphed. Then to the left the oldest standing building in the town; the newly renovated residence of Diego Velazquez, first govenor of Cuba.The plaza is one of the Internet-hubs of the town. The place is full of vendors, taxi drivers, fellow tourists, singers, jineterous and jineteras, so if you want to see more of the real Santiago, start walking the narrow streets in the neighbourhood.
Written March 26, 2016
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Ken18
Liverpool, UK1,601 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
Well laid out central square of Santiago de Cuba. At one end the imposing cathedral and the other end the municipal building with its balcony from which fidel castro gave a famous speech on 1 January 1959 to declare the Revolution had triumphed.
Written March 16, 2016
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