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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Yes you should visit this plaza and visit the Cathedral and look around to buildings around it. But to crowded and too many local sale people who want to sell a tour or get you into a... more »
This is a beautiful church. They also offer a trip to the top of the bell 🔔 tower for 1 cuc. Watch your step but an amazing view! more »
Best of the best in Havana. It combines cathedral, bars and cafés. You can watch female fortune-tellers to read your future from cards. Seňoritas of dubious reputation lure passer-byes to talk. Tourists make millions of pictures. And live music performs for everybody.
Magnificent structure awe inspiring and the plaza area is great for pictures. The people are the best.
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