Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

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#2 of 73 in Historic Sites in Cuba
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. Using our custom trip planner, Havana attractions like Old Square (Plaza Vieja) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Escorial, the malting coffee popularly known, the House dark and more... really her own. It makes attraction bound to see him
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  • August 15, 2017
    This space is very nice, both for its buildings such as the presentation of the place that provides the Guide. also the locals are ready to offer craft products without the harassment to tourists.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Being in "old Havana", this square is certainly a hotspot. You will feel in the 18th century, in a movie, certainly. It is mandatory to the photo in your Center from various angles with all the buildings in the background, in 360 degrees
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