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Parque Calixto Garcia

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Address: Holguin, Cuba

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Interesting Central Square

Being refurbished when we visited but an interesting mix of architecture surrounding the square and a chance to see the somewhat random nature of Cuban retailing. Good for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
JeremyPC
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy area with lots of people accessing the internet, chatting or taking a break. Most of the interesting buildings are around the square or not far away. Very similar to many city squares in Cuba, certainly not the best.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Being refurbished when we visited but an interesting mix of architecture surrounding the square and a chance to see the somewhat random nature of Cuban retailing. Good for people-watching and car-spotting.

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Lake Cowichan, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The main square where most of the action is, museums, bars, dept store,long line ups of 50's autos etc. Being redone while we were there.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went on a day out in a 55 Chevron with Leo as our guide who was very entertaining.This area was very busy and there were doing a lot of restoration work.Plenty of bars around.You will be disappointed with the shops,goods not of very good standard.Lots of flea markets all selling the same things.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Highly recommend this place, a public square where you can see the daily cuban business and lives going on. I recommend it particularly at night time with the temperature is fresher. Nice for a night out.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Holguin is really quaint however first impressions are disappointng., There is not much in Holguin, you need to do one of their bike taxies and getting lost to get the feel of the city. It makes me smile as it reminds me of a wild western town with its horse carriages . But bottom line, Holguin in a stepping stone... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

nice to see locals and culture,good food and drinks nearby, plenty of bars to keep you hydrated. banks nearby for exchanging cash night time casa da la musica opens with live music.

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Bolton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Holguin is well worth a visit to experience authenticity Cuban city life and Parque Calixto Garcia provides respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We sat in this park after a walk around Holguin, it was nice to see the local Cuban people relaxing here. Great to sit in the sun and people watch.

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Owen Sound
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We spent about an hour here on a weekday before dinner, my two kids and I. My husband wanted to explore a bit more on foot but the kids were tired, so we settled onto a bench to play cards. We felt completely safe the entire time and enjoyed making what small talk we can in Spanish with friendly locals.... More 

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