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Plaza de Armas, Havana
(4.4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Plaza de Armas is a large cobbled square dating back to the 1580's and is named after the military exercises that used to take place here. Today it's a bustling plaza where you can find sellers of boo...  more »
  • In the main square, is a book, poster, historical item flea market of sorts. Great way to peruse through the second-hand books (yes, they're 99.9% in Spanish), look at old-Cuba historical items (pins,...  more »
  • Place with very nice restauranets up to appreciate the view. Of night playing music in live very good.
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  • A leafy square with a old book market. You can find old revolution book, music disc, old coins and money, poster. It is a good place for antique lovers!
  • great historic plaza. must see
  • Fun Cuban paraphernalia and literature for relatively cheap. Except Canada pins - $3 CUCs! I suggest bringing your own ;)
  • I like the park right outside my hotel (which was a convent)
  • Meh, not much to see.