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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. Using our custom trip planner, Havana attractions like Old Square (Plaza Vieja) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great place to get a taste of Old Havana. Many characters pose for interesting pictures wearing their traditional clothes. There is an observatory where one can view 360 degrees of real Havana.  more »
  • I stayed six nights in a room right on the large rectangular Plaza Vieja and thoroughly enjoyed the setting. It is a strictly no traffic zone, which means the taxi will leave you a couple of long bloc...  more »
  • You know you are close to Plaza Vieja when you start seeing people walking around with corn on the cob. For 0.50 CUC, you can pick the ear of corn you want from the pot and then add butter, salt, or k...  more »