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Cespedes Park

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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The center of the city

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
GOHABSGO1984
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Ian S
Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a stunningly beautiful town square! So much history and such a wonderful place to meet up with friends at any time of the day or night. I was last there in early December when Fidel's remains paused in front of the town hall for a 5 minute remembrance - an incredibly moving occasion. The chant of "Yo Soy Fidel"... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

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Vail, AZ
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice block square park with the city administration building and cathedral at opposite ends, a band always seems to be playing and the hotel across the street has great harbor views and reasonable meals on the root-top terrace. Some have said they'd been constantly hassled by hucksters, but I did not experience that, a few folks with things to... More 

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Charming park with few trees surrounded by iconic buildings from several and different centuries. Day and night busy.

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Thank C J T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This is the heart of Santiago de Cuba. Just seat here at any time of the day and feel the pulse, the daily action, the real people, the locals and their ways and business, the buskers, the street business, the peanut vendors, the Ramblas-style street artists, singers, dancers and most of all the eternal and always welcoming heat of Santiago... More 

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Thank MNAWOL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

As a student in Santiago i have spent many an afternoon here just relaxing, i like to people watch and this is the perfect place to do it... however for a tourist, you can get haggled a bit...

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Thank Katherine S
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Historical, architectural, bustling with venders, musicians, food, noise, charming and interesting people, this is the main square to hang out in this town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Lots to see and do. The cathedral is beautiful. There are lots of shops and restaurants all over the place

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Thank Brian E

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