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Plaza del Carmen, Camaguey

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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. Put Plaza del Carmen and other Camaguey attractions into our Camaguey vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This and other squares are kept very well in Camaguey, colorful, clean and tidy, make for a charming little town, not to be missed if you want to do a full tour of Cuba. In this square there are some sculptures, Cuban artist Martha Jiménez (also a painter) who has Studio-shop adjacent to the square. Pleasant to walk in taxi-bicycle stops at places of interest, if you have little time to turn Camaguey walk.
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  • Camagüey is a very picturesque city to wander around. to a certain extent, the square is restored, so you can imagine how it looked during the colonial period
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  • This square was recently renovated (2013) is definitely the most beautiful attraction Camaguey. The Church in the background, the various bronze statues, from 3 wives chatting and they will leave an empty chair for your turn, the farmer who brings in her tumbril of Wineskins (symbol of the city), the man who reads the newspaper and finally to two lovers (today is February 14!), to small shops and eateries designed along the road that leads to the square , all restored with simplicity and in perfect harmony.
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