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. Put Plaza de la Catedral and other Havana attractions into our Havana vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Worth the visit for the beautiful view of the Cathedral. Monument of old Cuba. It is near the bodeguita del médio and streets that are visited by "taste" or the opportunity to meet other points of interest. Suitable place for amazing photos
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  • August 15, 2017
    The square itself is very nice and if you go soon there is almost nobody with what you enjoy it whole and the photos are great. Inside the Cathedral x tb is very nice and photos can be made.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Visit to the Cathedral square is inevitable, recommended to eat at any of the sites, since the prices are not as high as you might think to be one of the main squares.
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  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful!!! Plenty of history to exam and restaurants to eat at, as well as watch the local children play freely.
  • July 6, 2017
    Art galleries and cafe's surround the cathedral in this European style square.
  • May 20, 2017
    Architecturally beautiful. You feel like you are walking through history.
  • June 30, 2017
    Beautiful historic square. Like stepping back in time.

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