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Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • This square is clean, full of tourists, good restaurants and bars, and great music. You would have to intentionally avoid it to not see it, it's such a prevalent part of Havana. It's a great place to ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the Plaza Vieja, as we wonder around, this is a beautiful place to stop have some photo and find a nice bar to cool down and have mojito....  more »
  • This is the hub of Old Havana with a good atmosphere , even just for people watching ! There are good drinking & eating places too !  more »