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Plaza de Armas, Havana

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Enjoy the historic and peaceful Plaza de Armas, and walk upon its unusual wooden-brick pavings, originally put in place to prevent the sounds of horses' hooves as they walked through the square. A great place to pick up souvenirs and knick knacks (there is a daily second-hand book market every day except Sundays), the square also serves as a picturesque setting to simply take in the sights. Take a seat and watch life go by in the square, lined with palm trees and showcasing amazing architecture. You can als pop into plenty of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area for refreshments. Add Plaza de Armas and other attractions to your Havana trip itinerary using our Havana trip builder.
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  • We visited this square on our walking tour of Old Havana. It was an interesting mix of building styles and ages. At some point they have done some excavations that revealed the ancient aqua-ducts unde...  more »
  • Great spot to visit. You can sit in the park and listen to live music from the restaurants. Also not far from souvenir shops and the fort. The architecture is beautiful, it is reminiscent of Venice or...  more »
  • The Plaza de Armas played a very important role in Cuba and it is a great place to go and learn a little more. Plus it is centrally located, so you can get many other places easily on foot.  more »
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  • Located in old Havana this antique market offers a nice stop along your journey. With most of the stalls selling antique books and posters it does offer a nice change from the typical souvenir shops hawking magnets, Che hats and street art. By no means the high point of my trip I would say it is worth a quick visit. Like most things in Cuba the price is flexible so do negotiate. I believe the market is closed Mondays.
  • Nice park, lot of street sellers, selling old items like in flee market.
  • Beautiful place. Is usually full of tourists. A heaven to take pictures here.
  • Beautiful Plaza! There were a lot of panhandlers but it's worth coming here because it's so close to some nice cafes as well as other sights.
  • Beautiful place, quiet and a good place to take a sit and rest a little bit , around the park museum and tourism spots are available.