Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

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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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  • Great sights, awesome architecture. So much to see and enjoy. A walking tour with a knowledgable guide will provide so much more depth.  more »
  • a nice place with coffee bars and some fast food restaurants, has been create to accommodate the market rather young atmosphere
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  • Here it seems that stopped in time, and stayed where they made history, definitely a place to visit ... ...
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