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. To visit Plaza de Armas on your trip to Havana, use our Havana trip builder .
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  • Walking around old Havana from the port area we took in a number of streets and views of the city. The old Plaza de Armas provided an excellent view of some of the historic buildings.  more »
  • We wandered in old Havana, each site is a return to the past, an impression that time froze. It is not lost, we find on every street corner. Plans are displayed, and your hotel will provide you with a general plan.
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  • One of the "must see" parts of town, nicely maintained and clean. Good place to see the old 1940s/50s old American cars  more »
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