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Plaza Vieja
Havana, Cuba

Plaza Vieja

The Old Square (Spanish: Plaza Vieja) is a plaza located in Old Havana, Cuba. The plaza and its surroundings are also one of the seven consejos populares (wards) of the municipality of Old Havana. Plaza Vieja was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas - all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies.

Whilst this square is located in Old Havana, its location is right on the edge, and it feels slightly removed from the intenseness of the old Havana streets.  The square is very relaxed and full with bars and restaurants, which whilst still very much in Havana, feels more like a square you’d experience in the Mediterranean.

 

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