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Address: Holguin, Cuba

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Pretty to look at, lots of seating all around.

Lots of little stores and places to get a drink all around the square, you're going to need it because the sun glares off the white stone like a magnifying glass and on a very hot... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
trinity1969
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Eastern Canada
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a cloudy day whilst in Cuba 🇨🇺 and hired a car with a driver for the day who took us around and showed us the sights well worth the money

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novascotia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in the heart of the city beautiful huge square with many vendors around for shopping eating etc. You can meet many local Cuban people here just walking around enjoying the view etc. I have been to Holguin many times and yes this is the place to visit, statues are stunning, food is great. Just a pleasure to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this park is the heart of the city, a great meeting place for large groups I find it is better to go early in the day or late afternoon/night during the day with the tropical sun their seat can get pretty hot, seems that was recently renovated so looks pretty good for Cuba

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Eastern Canada
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135 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lots of little stores and places to get a drink all around the square, you're going to need it because the sun glares off the white stone like a magnifying glass and on a very hot day you could feel like an egg meeting a frying pan.A few trees for shade but usually they're all taken.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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220 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A nice place to sit and watch the world go by. Holguin is called the "city of parks" and this is one of the nicest. Fully revamped and fixed up in the winter of 2016-17.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Clean park where people use wifi, sit and visit, meet friends. Can feel the colonial influence here more. Parts of the sidewalks were under construction in March 2017.

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Thank DealHawk2
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

In the heart of Cuba horse drawn carts everywhere. Nice stores around here and a cigar cafe nearby. We took a cab for the day from the Don Lino for 30 cuc for the day. The driver was our tourguide and took us to yge hillo of yhe cross and this plaza. It was a real taste of authentica cuba... More 

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Pecs, Hungary
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

In this area, meet friends, lovers. Always about the music somewhere. Very good feel to it. You can sit for hours and look around.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very busy area with lots of people accessing the internet, chatting or taking a break. Most of the interesting buildings are around the square or not far away. Very similar to many city squares in Cuba, certainly not the best.

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Thank imt58
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Being refurbished when we visited but an interesting mix of architecture surrounding the square and a chance to see the somewhat random nature of Cuban retailing. Good for people-watching and car-spotting.

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