Street Scenes, Santiago de Cuba
The very center of the city is here in Plaza Céspedes, where is the cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.
In front of the church is the Parque Céspedes a nice square with gardens where it's easy to meet new people.
It is also the best place to start a tour of the city.
This is the Hotel Imperial. It's been closed and for some reason not being renovated despite it's great location downtown and obvious architectural charm. It's very close to Parque Cespedes so go to the Hotel Casa Grande (which is open!), sit on the balcony, have a coffee and watch the activities in the park!