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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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  • In his heart there is the photo of De Cespedes that gave independence to Cuba, father of his country and first President of the Republic. Impressed me the flooring, that in front of the Governor's Palace is no longer in wooden Causeway but to drown out the noise of the hooves of the horses. Also, the square in front of the Pantheon in the 800 was so bizarre as the comparison is remembered in my head.
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  • It is a nice place in the heart of Havana where to trade for many booksellers. The Giraldilla perched atop the Castillo of the Real Fuerza symbol of Havana Tower overlooks this place. It is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings. It shows the statue of Céspedes and beautiful fountains.
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  • A good place is to spend a couple of hours and find some crafts plus many photos to the area and its surroundings.
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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.