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Plaza de la Catedral

Address: | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 108 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the cathedral was great. we can walk inside. there are some performers at the square and you can take pictures with them with a 1 peso tip. the square feels very colonial and i love the atmosphere.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon plaza de la catedral while driving about on our scooters. We were looking for a place to grab some lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the colonial architecture. The place has many old restaurants and cafes. We walked into a smaller cafe on the upper floor to get a better view of the old city. The restaurants... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is such a lovely old square with a stunning cathedral as the main focal point. As previous reviews say it is popular with the locals trying to make a few CUC's by posing with you for photos, they are only trying to make a living, given that the average wage is around 20 CUC a month (£15) who can... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I appreciated the history behind the plaza. Its walking distance to where we stayed and the old Spanish style of the buildings are well preserved. Its really nice and I even met the old dude with the huge cigar in his mouth! Very nice to visit. I recommend visiting, even if its for 10 minutes.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We found Plaza just by walking streets of Old Havana. It is restored and has beautiful Cathedral, cafe and nice Spanish style arched buildings. We went inside of the Cathedral and looked around. One of the nicest places in Old Havana but does not take a long time to look. It's a good idea to have a guided tour and... More 

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Wokingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This plaza looks like it has had quite a lot of attention as it is in good repair, which is more than can be said for some of the old town area in Havana. The cathedral is really pretty outside and in while the rest of the plaza looks to be original in most details. There is a museum at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

From the outside the cathedral looks lovely but there is little to see inside and very few seats you are allowed to sit on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The church is beautiful and the square has lovely cafes and shops with great art and craft work. The ladies selling flowers who are colourfully dressed add to the picture but they are hoping to pose for a picture and be paid for it!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stopped for a drink here and enjoyed the sights. There's a really happy vibe everywhere in Havana but this place has history and feels quite special.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A pretty square reminiscent of Italy or Spain. Lots of Cubans dressed up for tourist photos ( you have to pay them) and an interesting book and poster market just down one of the streets.

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