Parque Cespedes, Santiago de Cuba

8 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • central square
    central square
    by rsudic
  • Town Hall and Surroundings
    Town Hall and Surroundings
    by Babzz
  • 16 century bed
    16 century bed
    by Luchonda
  • Babzz's Profile Photo

    Explore the Square and Surroundings

    by Babzz Written Aug 1, 2006
    Catedral de la Asuncion
    2 more images

    The park square is surrounded by the Town Hall, the Catedral de la Asuncion, and the Hotel Casa Granda. The rooftop patio of the hotel offers beautiful views of the surroundings, as well as a bar. The streets leading away from the park house many shops, restaurants, etc. to explore. In the park itself there are benches to rest on and there will likely be local musicians playing.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Museo de Arte Colonial

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 25, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    16 century bed

    A museum to be visited once you are at the central of Santiago . Next to political discussion on the famous square - next to the Music temples in the Calle Heredia - enjoy the furniture of the Spanish period - the house of Diego - the conqueror of Cuba after CC discovered this island

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Museo de arte colonial

    by Luchonda Updated Feb 25, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Diego Velasquez house

    The house of aristocrats - habitant Diego Velaquez - conqueror of Cuba
    NW of this famous and central park.
    The wooden balconery is impressive and the inside of the museo will show you many furniture of the 16th century.
    In the early 16 century the basic floor was used to melt gold - before shipping it to Spain. (Pic by J@C)

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Cathedral de la Asuncion

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 16, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Cathedral

    A topic to visit - not only the Cathedral itself but there is also a museum inside named "Museo Ecleslastico" which has on display frescoes of the domenican friar Desangles.
    We visited this famous square during X-mas time - talking with locals - visiting the famous "Trova" twice - having a cocktail and evening show in the hotel "Casa Granda"
    An evening never to forget !

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Parque Céspedes

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 7, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Town Hall

    Ayuntamiento
    Town Hall and symbol of the city was build in 1950.I was from this Hall that Fidel Castro made it's first speech to the people.
    On jan 01/2004 he did it again - but we were to early (haha)

    Was this review helpful?

  • rsudic's Profile Photo

    The Square

    by rsudic Written Apr 24, 2007
    central square

    Simple the Square in Santiago. Why?
    1. Catedral de Santa Ifigenia
    2. Hotel Casa Granda
    3. Casa de Velazquez
    4. Moving
    5. People

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Calle Heredia

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 10, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Calle Heredia

    Calle Heredia and the famous Casa de la Trova - and a view on the "Cathedral de la Asuncion" People say that the famous Diego Velazquez is buried beneath the building.This was never proofed.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    Playing music

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 6, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Just a tradition

    The central area of Santiago !
    Parque Cespedes - the center and place of many political debats - forum of Fidel talking to the locals - long speeches - he was there on the first of january 2004

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Santiago de Cuba

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

100 travelers online now

Comments

View all Santiago de Cuba hotels