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. To visit Plaza de Armas on your trip to Havana, use our Havana trip builder .
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Entre semana se ponen los pequeños comerciantes a vender cosas antiguas, como libros del comunismo, El Che, Fidel Castro, pero lo bonito y original, son los relojes antiguos, monedas, sellos, bolígraf... more »On weekdays small traders put up selling old things, such as books of communism, El Che, Fidel Castro, but the beautiful and original, are the old clocks, coins, stamps, pens, feathers, etc., it is worth stopping by.
I enjoyed the tranquility of being in the Plaza, the Church was peaceful and a great photo location. The cigar and rum hub was also just around the corner. more »
What a great experience... Beautiful historical buildings.. Cuba has so much culture... The nightlife is fantastic . LOVED IT
Originally founded in 1519. In colonial times, the square was the site of military parades, exercise, musical concerts and formal promenades. It is surrounded by buildings spanning four centuries. In the center of the square is Parque Cespedes, shady area with royal palms.
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