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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  • August 15, 2017
    In the square are some of the museums and most interesting monumental buildings of the city, as the City Museum (located in the Palace of the captains-General), the Palace of the second Cape, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Museum and monument El Templete, the National Museum of Natural history, navigation Museum and Museum of the automobile. In addition to the beauty of each of its buildings and the friendliness that Cubans provide tourists
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful architectural ensemble that visited along with other landmarks of old Havana, consists in the head of the tourist a wonderful script entitled to imagine life in this lovely city in the past.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This place is part of the tour of old Havana, on an average day there are many people who travel for their activities.
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  • February 8, 2017
    Located in old Havana this antique market offers a nice stop along your journey. With most of the stalls selling antique books and posters it does offer a nice change from the typical souvenir shops hawking magnets, Che hats and street art. By no means the high point of my trip I would say it is worth a quick visit. Like most things in Cuba the price is flexible so do negotiate. I believe the market is closed Mondays.
  • July 4, 2017
    Nice park, lot of street sellers, selling old items like in flee market.
  • May 17, 2017
    Beautiful place. Is usually full of tourists. A heaven to take pictures here.
  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful Plaza! There were a lot of panhandlers but it's worth coming here because it's so close to some nice cafes as well as other sights.
  • March 13, 2017
    Beautiful place, quiet and a good place to take a sit and rest a little bit , around the park museum and tourism spots are available.

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