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Plaza Vieja Old Square
On the occasion of Havana's 500th birthday on November 16, 2019, the Plaza Vieja was also restored. The square was already laid out in the 16th century and developed especially in the 17th century, when it was surrounded by representative colonial villas. The fountain in the centre is an exact copy of a fountain demolished in 1932, whose fence was removed for the 500 year celebration. In the morning it is still a quiet place, but as soon as the numerous bars and restaurants open, musicians start playing and tourists arrive, the square becomes very lively.