Old Square (Plaza Vieja), Havana

4.6
Travel back to a bygone era by visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja), designed and laid out in the 1550s. A living piece of Cuba's colonial past, this picturesque square boasts eclectic architecture and once provided enough space for military exercises, bullfights, public executions, religious processions, local festivals, and market stalls. Today, restaurants, cafes, and bars cluster in the area, serving mainly as a popular tourist hub and favorite hangout for locals living nearby. Bring your camera and snap a few memorable shots of Baroque buildings sitting alongside Gaudi-inspired structures erected at the height of the Art Nouveau movement. Arrange your visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Havana using our Havana route maker.
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  • I have been blessed to go to over 75 countries in the world and this square is one of my favorite places in the world. I don't know what it is.. there is no single thing that makes it stand out but a....  more »
  • I'm not sure if it was a time of day factor or if this was normal but there was hardly anyone in the square. Unlike other areas teaming with people Plaza Vieja was surprisingly quiet. Stunningly...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in Havana to visit due to its atmosphere. This year also was 500 years Havana, so they had all buildings there restored. The coffee shops on the plaza remind me of places in Europe.
  • One of the squares of la Habana, and one of the most beautiful of the city. Restaurants around and life at day and at night. Recommended
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