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Parque Calixto Garcia

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Address: Holguin, Cuba

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nice to see local culture and everyday cubans.

nice to see locals and culture,good food and drinks nearby, plenty of bars to keep you hydrated. banks nearby for exchanging cash night time casa da la musica opens with live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
JGSP2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

nice to see locals and culture,good food and drinks nearby, plenty of bars to keep you hydrated. banks nearby for exchanging cash night time casa da la musica opens with live music.

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Bolton
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Holguin is well worth a visit to experience authenticity Cuban city life and Parque Calixto Garcia provides respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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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Owen Sound
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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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Pawling, New York
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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Walt Disney World, Florida
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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chambly
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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