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Parque Calixto Garcia, Holguin, Cuba, 2019[open in full screen]  

 
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San Isidoro de Holguín, better known as Holguin was founded in 1545. It is also known as city of squares, and that of course attracted our attention seven years ago and again today. On the photo bellow left, view from the hill Loma de la Cruz, 6 of the main squares are visible, placed in the straight line between Calle de Maceo and Bulevard Libertad. White line is marking location of this one.

They are: #01 Los Cabalitos, #02 Parque Infantil, #03 Parque San Jose, #04 Parque Calixto García/2012/, #05 Parque Peralto [San Isidoro]/2012/, and #06 Parque Jose Marti.

  Statue of Major General Calixto Garcia is still taking prominent place in the middle of the square. Close by you can find Centro Provincial de Arte and Bayado, a library, the club Casa de la Trova, the Martí cinema, the Theatre Eddy Suñol and many more.

This visit during hot September days was, at least for us, little less relaxing then 2012 visit but street vendors and numerous cafes and restaurants are making very pleasant atmosphere around.

Difference is that some of the side streets are now pedestrianized and making whole area much friendlier.

  Looking to the photos bellow I hope will provide better idea how well preserved and maintained centre of Holgun is right now.

One very interesting statue dedicated in 1946 to "all the mothers" of the Holgun, by Mario Santi, located on this square deserves our attention. It is obviously appreciated by the local population, notice some flowers in mother's lap. Maybe, some wedding bouquet, as a symbol of fertility?

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