Plaza Vieja

in Havana Vieja
  • Plaza Vieja in Havana Vieja - Cuba
Location :
Plaza Vieja, Habana Vieja, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Sip one of Havana’s best coffees, accompanied by a cake or a sandwich, and let the city come to you at El Escorial in the Plaza Vieja or Old Square. El Escorial’s terrace looks onto a square that deserves its reputation as Havana’s most architecturally eclectic. Here Cuban Colonial and Baroque architecture sit side by side with Gaudí-inspired Art Nouveau. This has been the site of executions, fiestas and bullfights so there’s plenty of history to feed your imagination while you soak up the modern-day scene. With your coffee done — we recommend the affagato, espresso with gelato — wander through the narrow cobbled streets until you find yourself in the Plaza de la Catedral where you can continue your coffee tasting at El Patio, a lovely cafe that overlooks Havana's glorious cathedral.
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