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Address: Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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A great place to shop and eat, but you'll have your eyes opened with the diverse nature of some of the locals, Covent Garden or soho in London have nothing on Cuba St. Lol

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sean G
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Alva, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It might be because it's winter now but man that place needs a very generous makeover... was there 10 years ago and back then it was much more beautiful. Now it's disappointing. Especially because it's one of the 'things' you have to see, when you are here. Not going back until summer, if then...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a local in training, Cuba St. is a integral part of my life. Whether you want to shop at zany stores, eat at interesting places, or meet our there people, Cuba st. is the place for you. It's not really a night scene; that's what Courtney Place is for. However, Cuba st. packs a charm that cannot be beat.

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Thank kmummer
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cuba street is a must do and see when in Wellington. It has its own special vibe. Good food, bars and shopping and definatley a place good for people watching!

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Thank cckiwi
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Cuba Street - there are loads of nice bars, cafes and independent shops selling things like records and CDs, vintage clothes, antiques etc.

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Thank Danny W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to shop and eat, but you'll have your eyes opened with the diverse nature of some of the locals, Covent Garden or soho in London have nothing on Cuba St. Lol

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Thank Sean G
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cuba St has a lot of great places to eat, the upper end has a lot of older architecture that is quite interesting, and there are a range of qwerky shops, something a bit different to the main drags - similar to Petone's Jackson St and Fremantle in WA.

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Thank Steve M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cuba Street district is very interesting. It's not as specialised as I thought it would be, I expected there to be dedicated Cuban shops or the like. What I did find was a trail of interesting little plaques that inform the traveler of the history of the district. The buildings there are architecturally creative, the murals are hidden arena... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here for breakfast at Fidel's, which was great! I would have loved to visit more of the shops but even window shopping was fun. Quirky and fun!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If Lambton Quay, Willis Street and vicinity are too polished, expensive, or boring, Cuba Street is something different. Obviously lower-rent, it has a few hotels, lots of eateries, and a smattering of shopping. Its older buildings are interesting. Having been in smaller cities in Cuba this year, Cuba Street didn't strike me as run down, though it falls short of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to end...you'll find everything you need along Cuba Street. Food, fashion, medicine, ATMs, cafes...even some light entertainment from the city buskers. Some shops close early..others quite late. Its even better if you can get accommodation close to Cuba Street. It can be a little noisy at night...but it's bearable.

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