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Cespedes Park

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Spot for WIFI, eating Pizza, find Taxis, free concerts on certain evenings

We used the spot for Wifi connection, eating the cheapest Pizza in town (right next in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cprange
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Switzerland
First stop in Santiago de Cuba

If Santiago de Cuba is your first city to tour in Cuba, this will likely be the first place you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith S
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Sebastian, Florida
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“casa granda” (12 reviews)
“wifi access” (5 reviews)
“people watch” (7 reviews)
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Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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"casa granda"
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"wifi access"
in 5 reviews
"people watch"
in 7 reviews
"main square"
in 6 reviews
"central place"
in 3 reviews
"playing music"
in 3 reviews
"new year's eve"
in 2 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 3 reviews
"great cathedral"
in 2 reviews
"beating heart"
in 2 reviews
"national bank"
in 2 reviews
"grand hotel"
in 3 reviews
"local musicians"
in 3 reviews
"parque cespedes"
in 8 reviews
"hotel rooftop"
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"escape the heat"
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"diego velazquez"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the spot for Wifi connection, eating the cheapest Pizza in town (right next in the pedestrian area/mall), one piece is 2.5 CUP, served on the typical carton. One evening, it was some special day, there was a free concert of the city orchestra.

Thank cprange
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If Santiago de Cuba is your first city to tour in Cuba, this will likely be the first place you see. Great plaza with exciting architecture all around. Many locals at the plaza, some of which are beggars, others playing violins or performing tricks for...More

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

A great meeting point where you can sip a Mojito or two on the roof of nearby hotels and escape the heat for an hour or two atop the casa granda. Site of the national bank of Cuba and a wonderful cathedral to explore at...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Situated in the heart of the city this park is a good place to rest when walking around. You can see the blue balcony from where Fidel Castro had a speech. You can go to the Casa Granda hotel to have a drink or a...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The owner of our bed and breakfast sent us here to access the internet. We bought a scratch-off access card from the big hotel facing the square. Price was one CUP (~1 US$). While online (alongside hundreds of Cubans) we were approached by venders offering...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Discovered this early in 2018 as a place to see asistur insurance which had since moved to a new location. Had lunch there on the main level but will do the roof garden for 3 pesos [ free drink included ] for lunch and the...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

There was nothing wrong, but after all, its just a park... Actually, intresting fact is that most cubans do not have access to the internet from home but there is public wifi at all city parks so this park is always active with people reaching...More

Thank migzubi
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by city court house, oldest home in Cuba, cathedral, banks, and hotel, is. An active gathering place for local. Unfortunately, also for beggars,who are not aggressive.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

There are interesting museums to visit and music in the plaza. There are taxis which would take you to the Moro. There are good restaurants and the Grand hotel offers good food. I would recommend to go to the terrace area where you will enjoy...More

Thank 702sylvie
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This is the main square on the town and where Castro gave his first speech to the Cuban people on 1 January 1959. We were here on New Year's Eve, so got to see the festivities within the square - there was food and drink,...More

1  Thank TheLush101
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