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“The Heart of Holguin.”

Ranked #8 of 30 things to do in Holguin
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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“The Heart of Holguin.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Parque Calixto Garcia is the busiest park in Holguin. It is surrounded by half a dozen bars and restaurants, the Casa de la Musica, a disco, a jazz club, and Casa de la Trova, the newly renovated Teatro Eddy Suñol, a couple of national peso department stores and 2 or 3 CUC stores, the Museo Provincial de Historia, the library, a large art gallery ( Centro de Arte), and the telephone company ETECSA. Street food is available on the north-west and south-east corners. Tourist trinkets are sold on the north and east sides. The streets surrounding the park are often blocked of to set up stages for various cultural events...dance, music, etc. The park is most polished concrete with concrete benches. Different kinds of people gather in different parts of the park...skate-boarders hang out in the south-west corner for example. It is a good place to sit in the shade with a cold drink and people watch. Holguin is plagued by numerous drunks and beggars but a stern side to side finger-wagging will usually send them on their way if the first "No" doesn't do the trick. At night the music venues come alive with young people decked out in Armani shirts. Holguin is not set up for police protection of foreigners and you can be mugged at night so exercise caution.

Visited July 2012
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“Such a Shame”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

This could be a beautiful and relaxing place, however with in moments of getting out of the taxi we (myself, my wife and our 6yr old daughter) were swamped with beggars want money. Don't encourage them by giving them any. We did not feel safe and could feel everyone's eyes glaring at us. Little to nothing to buy.

Visited June 2012
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Vianen, The Netherlands
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“Enjoy the evening sun”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Not Cuba's finest plaza, but still one to enjoy at the evening sun with a frisky Naranja or Cerveza. There are some nice souvenir shops here to scout out as well.

Visited May 2012
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Havana
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“central park with a lot of comerces and things to see.”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

you can see the principal things and commerce of holguin.

Visited May 2012
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Hull
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“good for getting a flavour of the local life in Cuba”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

good for getting a flavour of the local life in Cuba

Visited March 2012
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