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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  • Is a square completely renovated all colored and full of artists and music. The ideal place to stop and have a beer after a long walk
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  • A good place to visit, take a few photos and rest awhile, enjoy the scenery where these, people. Good place.
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  • We walked aroung the Plaza in the morning before the day became too hot. Our time was limited so we couldn't see much but se saw enough to want to come back for a longer visit.  more »
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