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  • Parks: Cespedes Park

    Cespedes Park

    • Destination: Santiago de Cuba
    • Open: Daily
    • Address: Santiago de Cuba City
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  • Description

    Céspedes Park constitutes for this way to tell it the political, religious, administrative and social center more important of the city. In their perimeter were located by disposition of the Laws of Indias, the representative buildings of the power: Town Hall, Cathedral, the house of the governors and the mansions of the main families of the village.

    This park, old Plaza de la Catedral (square of the Cathedral) that takes their name, because there it was found Santiago's The Cathedral, it was built in XVI Century, with the objective of using it as Square of Weapons (Plaza de Armas), so that the Spanish soldiers carried out the military exercises and parades.


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  • Airports next to Cespedes Park
  • Santiago de Cuba Airport

    The airport has a drawing of Che Guevara on one of its outside walls. Pope John Paul II flew to this airport during his last visit to Cuba, flying round-trip between here and José Martí International Airport in Havana. Likewise, Pope Benedict XVI, during the second papal visit to Cuba, flew here for Mass and other activities, from his visit to León and Guanajuato in Mexico, before moving on to Havana. The airport is basically a turbo-prop centre. Nevertheless, Jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic, but there are about twenty international flights each week; while these international flights are done mostly by domestic airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future. Antonio Maceo Airport (IATA: SCU, ICAO: MUCU) is an international airport located in Santiago, Cuba

  • Car Rental offices next to Cespedes Park Parks
  • Car Rental office Hotel Casagranda

    Calle Herredia, entre San Pedro y San Felix, Santiago de Cuba
    022686107 43m

    Car Rental office Trocha y Moro

    Trocha y Moro. Santiago de Cuba
    022686001 813m

    Car Rental office Hotel Melia Santiago de Cuba

    Ave de las Americas, Santiago de Cuba
    022687177 2km 052m

    Car Rental office Oficina Yarayo

    Oficina Yarayo. Santiado de Cuba
    022623884 2km 209m

    Car Rental office Hotel Las Americas

    Ave Las Americas y General Cebreco. Santiago de Cuba
    022687160 2km 218m

  • Restaurants next to Cespedes Park Parks
  • International Restaurant Casa Granda

    Hotel Casa Granda, Santiago de Cuba
    322 653021 42m

    Roof Garden

    Heredia y San Pedro, Hotel Casagranda No. 658, Plaza de Marte, Santiago de Cuba
    (5322) 653021 43m


    Calvario e/ Aguilera y Enramadas, Santiago de Cuba
    (5322) 686459 294m

    La Maison

    Ave. Manduley e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Rpto. Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba
    1km 486m

    Buffet La Casona

    Melia Santiago Hotel, Santiago de Cuba
    (5322) 687070 2km 056m


    Ave Manduley No. 159, Rpto. Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba
    (5322) 641528 2km 562m

    Cayo Granma

    Cayo Granma Bahia de Santiago, Santiago de Cuba
    (5322) 690109 6km 688m

  • Currency Exchange next to Cespedes Park Parks
  • Hotel Santiago

    Calle 11 No. 2 e/ E y F, Chivirico
    (5322) 643894 2km 056m

    Hotel Versalles

    Ave. Raúl Pujols , Km 1½
    (5322) 695376 2km 873m

  • Cespedes Park is located in Santiago de Cuba
  • It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea ─in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.

    Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.

    Cayo Granma and Baconao Park (Biosphere Reserve) also part of the attractiveness of this region. As a tourist destination, Santiago de Cuba, combines excellent possibilities for the enjoyment of beaches, city and nature tourism for to the places of interest in those three scenarios.

    For those who arrive in Santiago de Cuba, there are diverse lodging options in the city and in its surroundings, linked as much to the sea as to nature. With a variety of categories and levels of comfort, it will always be a guarantee for the visitors looking for harmony and soothing rest. There are other things, among so many, that make people from Santiago proud: to be the birthplace, par excellence, of almost all the musical genres of Cuba, a country where the music is soul and root; also, the carnivals that every month of July take place here, are the most spectacular in the country; as well as their rum, the well-known Fiestas del Fuego and the already traditional Festival of the Caribbean.

    The region of Santiago de Cuba has the necessary infrastructure to encourage tourism of events and congresses; it also has in its mountainous and seafaring environment the conditions to develop nature and adventure tourism, trekking, nautical activities, and health tourism. But there is nothing better than walk its undulating and narrow streets loaded with history and music at the same time.

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      Cespedes Park
      The Parque Cespedes is made up of Constitution Square, the parade area and the former main square, and is home to a life-sized bronze image of the Father of Cuba, Carlos Manuel Cespedes. A favourite meeting place for locals, Parque Cespedes is surrounded by the city's finest colonial mansions and is a very appealing place to hang out, sit on a bench and enjoy the traditional Cuban street life passing by. Notable landmarks around the Parque Cespedes include the Casa de la Cultura Miguel Matamoros, the Casa de Diego Velazquez and the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

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      Cespedes Park
      View of Parque Cespedes from the balcony of our casa. Lots of tourist shops line this park. During the Festival of Carribean Culture this is also the focal point of music, dance and art exhibits

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      “Just a tiny little square ”
      Actually nothing special, no need to stay there more than 10 minutes. So nothing more to say about it. Have a look at the houses around, that's why we came there

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      “Not bad but nothing special ”
      A lot of beggars around-mostly women- and the square cannot be compared with the other Plazas of havana and Trinidad. Drink a coffee in the hotel facing the square if it is evening and heads elswhere.

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      “A must visit ”
      This square contains most of the main tourist attractions in Santiago. Unfortunately the cathedral was undergoing renovations at the time of our visit. However, there were still enough attractions around the park to make our visit worthwhile.

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      “Historic centre square ”
      Small square in the historical centre surrounded by well preserved colonial mansions , hotels and the Cathedral.Opposite the Cathedral is the house from where Fidel made his first speech after the success of the revolution.A favourite spot for local people to hang out and socialize as they say! The big trees were destroyed by the hurricane Sandy as well as... More 

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      “Interesting square ”
      With some impressive buildings around it .This is the main square so it's worth a walk around to see Cuban life .

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      “Beautifully restored square ”
      The heart of the city of Santiago. The Parque Cespedes is surrounded by buildings that have been beautifully done up. Especially the ayuntamiento looks lovely in it's bright white with blue woodwork finishings. When in Santiago you will no doubt visit this centre of the town.

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      “Central Santiago ”
      The square is the heart of historic Santiago.The area is very lively and a good area to talk to the santiagueros and santiagueras. They may expect a contribution.

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “A social centre ”
      Liked the Cuban families and their friends who would gather at the park to sit in the sun or socialize. Liked the professional bands with dancers in costume. Disliked the beggars and the incessant drumming a few people did on tin pots which became quite irritating after a few hours!

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      “Sunny and quiet ”
      An excellent view over Santiago and a historical place where American and Cuban soldiers defeated the Spanish and ended four centuries of Spanish dominance in the Latin Americas.

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      “Lots of History Here ”
      We had a great time exploring the city and enjoyed visiting this main square. Lots of historical buildings to see and the streets lead down to the water where you can explore the market areas and buy some of the nice Cuban woodworking items. At the end of our tour we visited a nice old hotel in the square and... More