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Address: Avenida Las Americas, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Not as picturesque as advertised...

Long series of steps lined with old houses, a pretty place but Cuba has dozens of such streets -with or without steps.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bernard B
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long series of steps lined with old houses, a pretty place but Cuba has dozens of such streets -with or without steps.

Thank Bernard B
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This interesting curiostiy is located right in the heart of Santiago de Cuba's city center. It is a section of the street that has been carved into a set of steps. Here you can see Santiago de Cuba at its best, plenty of private restaurants or paladares, casas particulares, privately-run cafés, souvenir shops and other private businesses, making this portion... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely street with beautiful architecture and café for a romantic walk.One of the most beautiful places in the city

Thank MarinaSm2015
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Escalinata di Padre Pico was one the places we enjoy the most in Santiago de Cuba, very pretty and singular landmark. The locals mingle and laugh with you and you can also find all the locally made handcrafts, so a good place also for shopping. Plenty of restaurants and casa particulars around the area. However, avoid it when is too... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The 1791 Haitian revolution led by Toussaint Louverture drove thousand of French settlers to the south coast of eastern Cuba introducing coffee growth and its customs... Padre Pico lies in the heart of French-founded Tivoli and remains one of the few examples of a street laid like a staircase. This is off-the-beaten track, do not miss it!

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Vermont, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

In the area of the Casa de la Tradiciones, these steps have historic significance and are sometimes used for outdoor performances. The area seems to be getting something of a face lift, with people renovating houses, perhaps for casas particulares.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

An interesting part of the street made up of 52 steps that lead to the Tivoli neighborhood. Here you can see locals socializing with each other, drinking coffee or playing a game of domino's or chess. Go check it out and walk up and down the famous steps that were constructed in 1899!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A stairway that gives access to El Tivoli neighbourhood, which is the old French town in Santiago de Cuba. If you come to this city you must visit it. A piece of history.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

A nice and typical place to pass by, but not much what to do, just colorful houses on a typical neighbourhood of Santiago de Cuba

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