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The Original Square

The original heart of old Santiago de Cuba nicely surrounded by the beautiful Cathedral, an... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Portland, Oregon
Beautiful plaza

Very nice plaza in the center of the town of Santiago. Walk around see the different building that... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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
Thank JoelH618
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This is the focal point of the city . The square is quite small and is surrounded by many interesting buildings , be sure to visit the cathedral it has a good vista across the square including the government building where Castro addressed the people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Lots of beautiful buildings to see around the park, and inside people and monuments. Go up to the roof terrace of the Casa Grande, have a mojito and take some great photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karen k
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The original heart of old Santiago de Cuba nicely surrounded by the beautiful Cathedral, an impressive Hotel, a bank and governmental buildings. It features the balcony that Fidel spoke from after his victory here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank brwydave02
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This square is the place to start your tour of Santiago. Many important buildings are nearby. You will have a nice view of this square from the Cathedral and from the Hotel Casa Grande. This park is clean and nicely kept, there is wifi if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Voyager-Michele
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Very nice plaza in the center of the town of Santiago. Walk around see the different building that are well conserved for Cuba.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JPelegrinaSoegaard
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