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Plaza de Armas – literally the foundation of the Cuban capital. According to the medieval Spanish tradition, any city was built precisely from the square, which was most often called the Plaza of Arms. It got its name due to the fact that one of the first buildings of Cuba is located on it – Ministry of War of the Spanish colonial government. Not far from the ministry building, which has been beautifully preserved to this day, there is a ceiba tree, which is considered sacred by the Cubans. The mighty branches of this tree create extensive natural shade.
The square itself is considered the center of Old Havana. Many souvenir shops have been built around. You can also admire the neat houses built in the Cuban capital next to the Plaza.
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Topic: Plaza of Arms in Cuba, Havana resort.