Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

4.6
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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  • One of the nicest squares in old Havana. Plenty of architecture to appreciate. Go early to avoid the crowds.  more »
  • We had a walk to the Square one evening, live music playing and a lovely atmosphere it’s right by Mojito Mojito’s  more »
  • Really great place to visit with a lot of museums and restaurants around it. Definitely one of the nicest parts of Cuba.  more »
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  • There are things you have to be there to experience, from the live music being played on the street to the old structural of beautiful buildings, art everywhere, to the coffee shops. My recommend is take the elevator to the roof and experience the view of the entire Havana, Cuba. I paid around 2 CUC to see the observatory of the live pictures of some parts of Havana.
  • Pretty and authentic atmosphere. If you want to enjoy great meals with real Cuban vibe, this is it!
  • This was a lovely stop to relax and listen to music and everything else going on in the square. It has great history and is centrally located.
  • Awesome place to go during the day or night for music food and drinks... The best thing to enjoy with friends and family. Lots of fun and site seeing of 500 years of Spaniard history and architecture art of buildings that are impossible to reproduce. Amazing a must go and enjoy
  • Great place full of positive energy. In the morning you see school children to exercise. In the evening live music performs in bars and cafés. You are sure to enjoy historical architecture. Fine houses, arcades, bars and cafés.
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