Plaza Vieja at night. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Sights in Plaza Vieja, Havana

The last of the four main squares to be laid out in Habana Vieja, Plaza Vieja’s restoration has made it home to boutiques, restaurants, museums, and luxury apartments for foreign residents. Fans of art and architecture will definitely want to spend some time here, while casual visitors will find plenty to hold their interests in the plaza’s sights.

Statue of Manuel de Céspedes in Plaza de Armas.

Sights in and Around Havana’s Plaza de Armas

The most important plaza in Habana Vieja, as well as the oldest, handsome Arms Square was laid out in 1519 and first named Plaza de Iglesia. Learn about the plaza’s evolution to Plaza de Armas, along with sights and museums in and around the square.

Statue of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator, with pigeons.

Bogotá’s Plaza de Bolívar

Every respectable Colombian city has a Plaza de Bolívar, but none have quite the history as the one in Bogotá. A natural starting point for any tour of La Candelaria, brush up its history and sights to help plan your visit.

Plaza de la Catedral, Habana Vieja. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Havana’s Habana Vieja District

Habana Vieja is a living museum, with its major sites of interest centered on Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral, and Plaza Vieja, each a town square with their own unique flavor. Gloriously restored, these sites sit in stark contrast to the much-neglected residential areas.

A stone etched with the words to Neruda's poem with a view of La Chascona across the street.

Sights in Santiago’s Providencia

Learn more about what to see in Santiago’s Providencia borough, including free open-air bus tours visiting the Museo Nacional Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, Neruda’s La Chascona house in Barrio Bellavista, and the Parque Metropolitana.