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“Nice spot to sit in the evening”
Review of Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Good music and lots of dancing. Too bad that it was all spoiled by tourists taking advantage of the young Cuban women.

1  Thank Maree C
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"beautiful square"
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"pretty square"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"walk around"
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"the heart of the city"
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"restaurants and bars"
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"few blocks"
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"art galleries"
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"watch the world"
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"casa de musica"
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"the main square"
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"palm trees"
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"live music"
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"colonial architecture"
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"colonial times"
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"every night"
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Plaza Mayor is the gem in the crown of this lovely colonial city. The cobblestone venue is filled with restaurants, churches, gift shops, historic homes, and house museums. The buildings are surrounded by low wrought iron fences painted white, a hallmark of the city. One museum home features a tower that you can climb for a view of the city and the Carribean. As you climb the steep narrow staircase you reach a gift shop on the second level. An even more tortuous staircase leads to the third floor and another gift shop. By now, your thighs are aching and you fear that gripping the lattice work around the staircase will bring the whole structure down around you. There is still another flight ahead of you. Side streets filled with still more restaurants and vendors feed into the plaza. Some of the businesses are privately owned and most of the street vendors work unfettered by state control. A small step toward capitalism. If your lucky, as you enter the square, you might be met by an elderly gentleman in a Panama hat astride a small burro. For a few pesos you can take their picture.

1  Thank kokopeli5
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lots of nice museums to see within a small area, the views from many of the bell towers and churches are fantastic. Start here and work your way out. Lots of wonderful things to see. The artisan streets are a great. The church of the holy trinity on Plaza Mayor is mentioned as having AN interesting carved wood alter, practically EVERY NAVE has AN interesting carved wood alter.

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

It is nice to visit during the day and see how beautiful Cuba cab
No be if only more money would be invested end to restore their cities.

1  Thank David A
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Plaza Mayor is gorgeous, especially at sunset, and the shops and galleries all around are interesting and fun to look at, but the people who ask for soap, pens, candy, money and clothing get a little tiresome. I always take soap and candy with me, but as soon as I give it to one person, a crowd surrounds me and asks for more. I don't know what to do...

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