Trip Planner:   Caribbean  /  Cuba  /  Ciudad de la Habana Province  /  Havana  /  Sightseeing  /  Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas, Havana

(2,000+ reviews on the web)
Landmark
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.
Create a full Havana itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Havana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Havana by other users

7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Caribbean, Mexico & Central America BY A USER FROM NORWAY January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PANAMA June, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Havana BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great place to wonder around and learn and absorb a different culture. There are plenty of wonderful things to see. Old church's and buildings are fantastic. This is a must go place when you tour old ...  more »
  • A great plaza and gardens to enjoy finding books about Castro and the Revolution...Also a small flea market with vendors, will enjoy visiting you and give you a locals take on life in Havana....The ar...  more »
  • One of the icons of Havana's must-see is for those who visit this ancient and beautiful city. To cycle through and admire its architectural outline and know something of the history of Cuba.
    View original
Google
  • 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.