Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

4.6
Travel back to a bygone era by visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja), designed and laid out in the 1550s. A living piece of Cuba's colonial past, this picturesque square boasts eclectic architecture and once provided enough space for military exercises, bullfights, public executions, religious processions, local festivals, and market stalls. Today, restaurants, cafes, and bars cluster in the area, serving mainly as a popular tourist hub and favorite hangout for locals living nearby. Bring your camera and snap a few memorable shots of Baroque buildings sitting alongside Gaudi-inspired structures erected at the height of the Art Nouveau movement. Arrange your visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Havana using our Havana route maker.
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  • Ones you walk thru old Habana you will pass this square. There is always something to do and to see.  more »
  • Plaza Vieja, is probably my favourite square in Havana, primarily because of the evocative and moving structure of the woman forced into prostitution to feed her family, sitting astride a cockerel...  more »
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  • There are things you have to be there to experience, from the live music being played on the street to the old structural of beautiful buildings, art everywhere, to the coffee shops. My recommend is take the elevator to the roof and experience the view of the entire Havana, Cuba. I paid around 2 CUC to see the observatory of the live pictures of some parts of Havana.
  • Pretty and authentic atmosphere. If you want to enjoy great meals with real Cuban vibe, this is it!
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