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Parque Calixto Garcia

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Address: Holguin, Cuba
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Awesome for cards and people watching

We spent about an hour here on a weekday before dinner, my two kids and I. My husband wanted to explore a bit more on foot but the kids were tired, so we settled onto a bench to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Miranda M
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Owen Sound
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat in this park after a walk around Holguin, it was nice to see the local Cuban people relaxing here. Great to sit in the sun and people watch.

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Thank purpletoes2015
Owen Sound
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour here on a weekday before dinner, my two kids and I. My husband wanted to explore a bit more on foot but the kids were tired, so we settled onto a bench to play cards. We felt completely safe the entire time and enjoyed making what small talk we can in Spanish with friendly locals.... More 

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Thank Miranda M
San Francisco, California
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503 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the small central plaza in this small Holguin Province. It is a paved area with some trees and benches. The square holds a statue of General Calixto Garcia, a revered patriot during Cuba's independence wars. The square is surrounded by retail and cultural establishments. It is a pleasant stroll to walk the square and the shops on its... More 

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Thank RodMcLeod
Moose Jaw, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another place of history in Holguin. The square is very clean and zero graffiti/destruction on the property. Close to a relatively clean bathroom at LA Begonia. Encountered a few street vendors but a polite no gracias was only needed and they went on their way.

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Thank trish1979
Pawling, New York
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Vendors walking around, locals we got to meet and talk to. Nearby shops which sell many local crafts and products. I would say watch your wallet or purse. One in our party had her cell phone stolen. It was quite scary, the man was caught and beat up by the shop owners, police arrived in moments...so they took care of... More 

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Thank Olga B
Adelaide, Australia
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132 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A bit warm in summer with only minimal shade, but pleasant enough to sit and relax in. Just be warned of being approached by a local who speaks very good English, strikes up a conversation then at the end asked for money to feed his children. We were not the only ones to be approached and given the same story.

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Thank holidaysplus
Walt Disney World, Florida
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wifi! Brings even the locals out here at night. A big park with some skateboarders but they are very well behaved and had not bothered me at all.

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Thank Lillian Y
chambly
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is a very nice park in the city, sometimes there's musician. It is surrounded by a few stores and restaurants.

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Feltham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This Parque or Square is where you will find the city at night. The locals will come out in force, especially at weekends to sit, walk, talk and drink rum here. If you really want to see local life then this is where to head.

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Oromocto NB
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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We often take time to sit and watch the world go by. We can learn a lot about the country by sitting down and watching what happens around us. This was a great place to sit and watch. There are lots of locals walking around the park with even a moderate amount of shade to hide in. Lots of services... More 

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