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Parque Céspedes in Trinidad
This square, with the shady arcade in its centre, offers a free Wi-Fi network. This makes it a very popular meeting place among locals.
The square was named after Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who is revered as the founder of Cuba. After the release of his slaves, he and a number of allies begin the fight against Spanish colonial rule in Manzanillo in 1868. Céspedes falls in 1874, but the struggle only ends in 1878 with a peace treaty that is unsatisfactory for the Cubans.