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.
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) Reviews
This is a different plaza for old Havana. It's mainly surrounded by residential buildings, some with some restaurants in the ground floor or second floor with balconies. It has a beautiful fountain..... more »
The history in Havana's buildings is legendary. At 500 years of age, there's something magnificent to see at every corner. The plaza here was a delight. Good lines of site to the various buildings... more »
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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