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Nice square surrounded by history

Very clean and well laid out park right in the middle of everything - Casa de Diego Velazquez on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Main square in old town

Lots of people gather, musicians and sometimes an orchestra, the square is well illuminated. Close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petter O
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Reviewed yesterday

Very clean and well laid out park right in the middle of everything - Casa de Diego Velazquez on one side, the Cathedral on another and the Casa Grande hotel (where Grahame Greene got his inspiration for "Our Man In Havana" on another. WIFI is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robbiefaulds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of people gather, musicians and sometimes an orchestra, the square is well illuminated. Close to restaurants and bars

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Petter O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very important for the history of modern Cuba, this is the site where Castro announced his first victories. now, one comes to people-watch here. also some interesting architecture in surrounding buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 93ilenes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very nice plaza, with musicians that you can pay a few pesos and they play quite well. It is in the middle of old Santiago, surrounded by the cathedral and the house of Diego Velazquez. Only nuisance is that a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I visited Santiago as a part of an educational trip. This square has some homage posters praising the Castro brothers. I wanted to see first hand “full on Communism” before it becomes modified by capitalism. We visited this park, talked with locals, visited the shops...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AdvRider_IOP_SC
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Its a very interesting place to just hang out. All over nice buildings, in the park all time some music.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Õnne L
Reviewed December 23, 2018

This park was a great place to stop and admire the nearby, newly renovated buildings. Street musicians added a special touch.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank valmar369
Reviewed December 11, 2018

we were here as part of a intrepid tour and it was Great place to visit, With the Bacardi musuem just around the corner, and a awesome rooftop bar to sip Havana Rum and watch the world go by

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 261gregoryl
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Right downtown all the most important buildings around this park. Highly recommend going to the church and the balcony on the second floor for a great view and some fantastic pictures. The Spanish architecture is all around you in there is a couple blocks away...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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