Cespedes Park, Santiago de Cuba

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Discover Cuban culture, history, and life together in one attraction when you visit Cespedes Park. Start on one end of the plaza at the municipal building, the site of Fidel Castro's famous speech that declared the victory of the revolution. Then make your way through the crowds of locals and tourists--you'll find them conversing with others, performing dances and music, peddling their wares, and touring the sights. The park is surrounded by buildings of cultural significance, including a cathedral. Put Cespedes Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santiago de Cuba trip builder .
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  • Wi-Fi via krasckaarten on this square. On roof of grand hotel beautiful views over the square. In the bar downstairs you can use Wi-Fi. This eel against payment
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  • Santiago was one port of call in Cuba we visited during a Holiday cruise. After docking, we drove to the city's historic center, a district full of beautiful Colonial architecture. At its heart is Cés...  more »
  • The square is the heart of the city; on it the Cathedral, the House of Velazquez and the Ayuntamiento. You won't want to miss the Hotel Casa Granda terrace to enjoy the beautiful views of the Bay and the city.
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  • Great spot to relax from the walk around. Always someone around selling internet cards if needed.
  • Very beautifull place in Santiago de Cuba. Casa Grande Hotel is nearby (go to cafeteria on 5th floor for magnificent view), lot of clubs and restaurant. One of few places with public internet - however widi is not free (about 3USD for an hour, valid 1 month). One of must-visit places in Santiago de Cuba.
  • If a city could have a heart, this is Santiago's one.
  • The square has nice buildings but the air is full of exhaust gasses. Also quite unsafe due to the large amount of beggars, pickpockets and scammers.
  • This small, busy square can be regarded as the real heart of the city. It is where everyone (foreigners and locals) goes to chill out, listen to the municipal orchestra, hang out with both friends and total strangers, enjoy random musical acts from street musicians, art exhibitions, have a "maní tostado": local term for toast peanuts and finally, to take the pulse of the city by soaking up its vibrant Caribbean atmosphere.

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