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. Add Plaza del Carmen to your Camaguey travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Camaguey attractions planner.
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  • It was a pleasant surprise to find that square with wonderful sculptures. The square is charming, has charm.
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  • There is there 2 things that I should have seen, once the sculptures out of Cuban life that are on this place, and then the small adjacent art gallery with a beautiful garden.
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  • Plaza del Carmen is quite a bit outside the city and comes suddenly, just when you think you have missed and I passed! La piazzetta is quite impressive but really tiny and unexpectedly deserted. Affect the pastel colours of the Church (beautiful) and the beautiful bronze statues that enliven the square. Altogether it is undoubtedly the most beautiful place of this town, and maybe the only worth coming this far.
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