Old square in Havana

  • The Old Square (Spanish: Plaza Vieja) is a plaza located in Old Havana, Cuba.
  • The plaza was originally called Plaza Nueva (New Square).[2] It emerged as an open space in 1559, after the Plaza de Armas and San Francisco.
  • In colonial times it was a residential neighborhood of the Criollo plutocracy.
  • Plaza Vieja is Havana's most architecturally eclectic square, where Cuban baroque nestles seamlessly next to Gaudí-inspired art nouveau.
  • It was initially used for military exercises and later served as an open-air marketplace.it was initially used for military exercises and later served as an open-air marketplace. 

 

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