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“Beautiful square in Old Havana”
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
Ranked #10 of 272 things to do in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is the oldest plaza in Havana and is well worth a visit. The surrounding historic buildings and fort are all substantial and seemed to be in better condition than most. The little square in the middle had many people in costumes, hoping that tourists would photograph them and then tip them. Booksellers line one side of the square, and musical groups break out in song at the drop of a hat. This is a lively and beautiful spot, probably visited by every tour group to Havana.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

One of several plazas in La Habana Vieja, the Plaza de Armas is full of interesting sites and sounds. Expect strolling musicians to follow you. While you are there browse the book stalls for fun.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful setting. Three good museums surround the square which include the old US embassy. Good views of El Morro. You can walk to all 4 plazas and really enjoy Old Havana at the same time

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

One of the only places we saw, where you could have an outside café like drink/lunch/dinner. You have loads of people selling various goods in the square.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is near the old booksellers market and is a very quiet and peaceful place to relax and watch people. Less busy than the other plazas but worth wandering through.

Thank ReidArnold
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