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Plaza de la Catedral

| Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #4 of 116 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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El Paso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took mass at the cathedral, love the square, lots going on, many museums nearby. Heart of the old town.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely old cathedral - very picturesque with shops and restaurants just off the square. Felt like we were in a Western movie with the bandits due to arrive any minute! Lots of kids asking for money leading up to the quare - make sure you learn the Spanish for "Leave me alone please" ;)

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I really enjoyed this location, the restaurants in the area were excellent. Very nice view of the street life of havana, reasonable prices and nice seat in the shade. There is a guy who draws your picture in the square and tries to pressure money from you. Ignore him but he is a bloody nuisance and detracts from the area.... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

its a Tropical Gothic version of Barcelona, the surrounding palaces and colonial houses the perfect acoustic from the guitars and drums in the bars and restaurants are just espectacular

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A wonderful old building; even if you are not religious, it is worth a visit to appreciate the splendid architecture of this period.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The cathedral is beautiful. Pay only 1 CUC pp to climb up top to the bell tower. So many bells here. Great view of the entire square here. Not many people know about this as it looks like it is roped off inside the church. Access on the right side on entry into the church.

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Jannali, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It seems the architecture in Havana gets older as you venture into this quarter. Before that, it was Spanish colonial or art deco, but when I arrived in this square and saw this heavy looking massive edifice, I knew time had skipped back another period. Having said that, I cannot claim to be a fan of baroque, but there was... More

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Newcastle, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Such a beautiful building, the cathedral is a must see when in Havana, even if your not religious it is worth looking at to see the history of the building and the artwork inside There is a separate chamber for prayer which is very peaceful Free to enter but donations are welcome

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Zilina, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well its a small square with outside bar, some small shops, the cathedral that does not really allow you to go inside (during rain) with its two different towers and one important thing if you plan to rent a car for Cuba. There is a guy without one leg selling CDs of Cuban music. This is my apology to this... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I really wasn't impressed, because I ahve seen so many other cathedrals elsewhere. This one comes across as cold and not very interesting. I love going into cathedrals where ever I go and usually come away with a spritual feeling, but this one leaves me cold.

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