Plaza de Armas, Havana

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Enjoy the historic and peaceful Plaza de Armas, and walk upon its unusual wooden-brick pavings, originally put in place to prevent the sounds of horses' hooves as they walked through the square. A great place to pick up souvenirs and knick knacks (there is a daily second-hand book market every day except Sundays), the square also serves as a picturesque setting to simply take in the sights. Take a seat and watch life go by in the square, lined with palm trees and showcasing amazing architecture. You can als pop into plenty of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area for refreshments. To visit Plaza de Armas on your trip to Havana, use our Havana trip builder .
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  • I found it was one of the prettiest of the 4 places in the old Havana with the square of the Cathedral, the old place. To make strolling.
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  • Another one of the Fab Four Plazas which are a central part to the Cuban lifestyle. We were able to participate in some Friday evening socializing inclusive of dancing and the atmosphere was awesome.  more »
  • This is a spacious plaza surrounded by historical buildings. There are a small museum of arts and a few cafes scattered in the buildings. Women dressed in colourful voodoo dresses sell equally coourfu...  more »
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