Old Havana’s Plaza Vieja

Thirdeyemom

Out of the five central plazas in Old Havana, one of my favorites for her beauty and elegance is Plaza Vieja or “Old Square”. Built in 1559 as a public square after the construction of the Plaza des Armas and Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja was originally called Plaza Nueva (New Square). Only six years earlier, Havana had been declared the capital of Cuba (being moved from Santiago) and the Spaniards were ready to use their newly found wealth to begin creating colonial Havana. 

Plaza Vieja Old Havana Cuba

Plaza Vieja Old Havana Cuba

Plaza Vieja Old Havana Cuba

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