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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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  • It is one of the many squares of Havana, with a beautiful environment that makes one forget the poverty of the surrounding streets. This is also where we find the carriages for a friendly visit to the old quarter.
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  • Our tour group went to the Plaza de Armas on 2/26/17 and we had a chance to look at some of the older buildings around the square and do some book and souvenir purchases from the vendors at the square...  more »
  • Another one of the big squares of Havana which is worth a visit because it is a magnificent whole. Right next to pedestrian streets full of animation.
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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.