Plaza de la Catedral, Havana

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Cuban history comes alive at Plaza de la Catedral, home to one of Havana's oldest and most significant Catholic churches. Laid out on an erstwhile swamp, this epicenter of Havana's World Heritage-listed old town represents a kind of open-air museum of Caribbean Baroque architecture. Like the cathedral, the square dates back to the 1700s, when the area became a naval dockyard. Later, the neighborhood housed some of Havana's finest private mansions. Today, a number of popular restaurants and the city's museum of colonial art lie clustered around the plaza. Make Plaza de la Catedral part of your personalized Havana itinerary using our Havana trip maker tool .
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  • A simple Cathedral, but in a beautiful setting. Nearby there are various palates. Beware of prices, they tend to get services that I have not said before leaving.
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  • The large homes on the 3 other sides of the square are now restaurants / hotels but you still get a feel for what it must have been like in the 1700’s  more »
  • It is a point that we filled with emotion, and which always dream a photo hence we are Argentines, we are proud to see how admired Che
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  • Beautiful Cathedral Square. Full of atmosphere and history. The cathedral is cool and a welcome respite from the heat. A place to sit and reflect a while.
  • Beautiful!!! Plenty of history to exam and restaurants to eat at, as well as watch the local children play freely.
  • Art galleries and cafe's surround the cathedral in this European style square.
  • Architecturally beautiful. You feel like you are walking through history.
  • Beautiful historic square. Like stepping back in time.

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