Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

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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. Arrange your visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Havana using our Havana route maker .
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  • Old meeting place. Stately homes, some converted, but still remains the essence on the verge of meeting. There is a school, I think that the 1st Havana.
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  • You can see the contrast between buildings that have been fully restored and ones that are “ in progress”  more »
  • Recently put in value. It is very cute, around the square, in the galleries, there are several restaurant and cafes to rest and enjoy the view.
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