Plaza del Carmen, Camaguey

4.6
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Camaguey
Head to Plaza del Carmen, one of Camaguey’s most picturesque plazas, featuring cobblestoned streets, life-sized sculptures, and an early 19th-century church. The marble sculptures depict locals going about their everyday lives; find a man reading the newspaper, women gossiping, and a couple in love. According to local legend, the real-life man on whom the newspaper sculpture was based regularly visits the sculpture, to sit next to his likeness and read the newspaper. Look for the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which was built in 1825. Add Plaza del Carmen to your Camaguey travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Camaguey attractions planner.
map
Create an itinerary including Plaza del Carmen
Plaza del Carmen Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
235 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    Situated west of the Centre, but worth the - not overly wide - path through the streets. Initially surprised the peace that is already there is a few metres away from the city centre. On the square itself is also far away from all the bustle and they have actually once an opportunity calmly to sit down (numerous public seating areas; some places with chairs at the door) and to work on the atmosphere. Architecturally (on the Church) nothing huge, but just the one-storey built partly maintained facades a harmonious ensemble display.
    View original
  • October 1, 2017
    It is a great place of colonial architecture with cobbled streets and figures that simulate the viewpoints of that place.
    View original
  • September 30, 2017
    A beautiful place! Part of the history of our city with its paving stones and its galleries, is also the office of the historian.
    View original

Plan your trip to Camaguey

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Camaguey

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Camaguey by other users

9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA December, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO December, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CYPRUS August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Colombia & Cuba BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM POLAND November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 55 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans