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Plaza de la Catedral

Address: | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #4 of 107 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you can find a quiet afternoon to visit, this plaza is very peaceful and beautiful. It is relatively small but the buildings around it, including the Cathedral, are gorgeous. There are always some interesting characters hanging around wanting to pose for photos with the tourists. If you go on a weekend when there are lots of tours going on,... More

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Potomac,MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The most famous square in Havana, think Guys and Dolls. The cathedral is beautiful colonial and the square has some worthwhile stops like the graphic studio for better quality art.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Walked up to the plaza and was instantly in awe of the beautiful cathedral there. Walked in to a very simple, beautiful Church that is well maintained and beautiful wood/paintings. Loved it.

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Highlands ,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is just breathtaking and the restaurants around the square and the music and the night life a gathering spot not to be missed in Havana.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Its nice. Whilst holidaying abroad, every city has its old cathedral to visit. Best to go on Sunday around 11am to see the cathedral in action during the Sunday service, and hear the beautiful singing.

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fraserburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place cannot be beaten for architecture. Unlike many churches/cathedrals you are encouraged to take photos, just put a donation in one of the many boxes and there are very few shrines off limits. Stunning building, currently undergoing an outside makeover the stained glass windows were being taken out with not much care when we visited.

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toronto, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the quietest and most impressive of the 4 big squares in Old Havana. It would be perfect if not for the drivers constantly approaching you. The cathedral is gorgeous. I can't think of a single reason not to visit this square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The sense of history really hits you when you stare up at this magnificent building. The square is quiet and is a fitting setting for this magnificent piece of architecture.

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

La Catedral de la Habana, this is all world Heritage, by UNESCO, Simply Enchanting.A pale no to forget in Cuba, if you don't visit this spot you haven't seen Old Havana. This is unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Must see it, if you are in Havana, beautiful architectural. Local people will ask to give money or anything, you only have to say NO GRACIAS and they will not bother you anymore. Also ladies dressed in customs will ask to take a picture with her, but you have to pay, always ask how much before you agree to take... More

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