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Velázquez balcony

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Tips from locals

Marquez
Marquez
October 20, 2019
Construido en el siglo XVI, el Balcón de Velázquez tenía como función principal la observación del tráfico por mar para evitar los ataques por sorpresa de los piratas y corsarios. El lugar es un bonito destino para una visita a la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba debido a las hermosas vistas que se pueden…
Amalia
Amalia
March 31, 2017
No te querrás perder de las hermosas vistas hacia la ciudad de de Santiago desde el Balcón de Velázquez. Siendo Santiago un ciudad balcón con vista a la bahía, la terraza de este sitio se ha convertido en un mirador para contemplar el paisaje marino, el puerto, la Alameda Michelsen y las barriadas…
Martha Caridad
Martha Caridad
January 11, 2017
Hermoso balcón de la ciudad de Santiago, vista panorámica hacia la bahía de la ciudad.

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Location
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba