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Plaza de la Catedral

| Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #5 of 115 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cathedral is much more exciting what you saw from the pictures. It is stunning. Go inside the cathedral, have a drink at the cafe bar next to the cathedral, watch the magnifient building, shop around. It's just great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well worth a visit. Also took an impromptu horse and cart ride offered by a polite but persistent guy outside the cathedral. We had a very enjoyable hour for 20cuc plus tip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Surely in the "not to be missed" list for sightseeing in Havana. Always interesting and beautiful. Love the music sounds and the people milling around. If you speak Spanish, get your future "read" by Juana la Cubana, the santera lady that hold court across from Catedral. Quite the experience (not that she actually can read the future, though). :-)

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