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Plaza de la Catedral

| Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #4 of 108 attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walking old Havana you will eventually come to the Plaza de La Catedral. On three sides are restored 18th century residences and the Cathedral takes centre stage. It's imposing but small (can it be both ?) and worth a look inside. Outside you will be accosted by ladies in traditional dress who will stand side by side of you ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A great place of Habana. The Cathedral is very attractive and forms an imposing part in the Square. You also get a few Habanos dressed in tradisional costums who approach you for a photo, expecting money in return.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the beautiful cathedral is located on this quite and almost empty plaza. a bit disappointing. Whe you wald to plaza armas, stop on the way and peek into the del medio bar on the corner

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You will only find the Cathedral in this plaza; there is a lot of stuff to see in the surrounding areas; but in this plaza you will only find the church and a few street vendors. It is a very important landmark in Cuba and I would recommended. See the pics for yourself inside and out. Happy travels.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Breathtaking cathedral...a must-see. The history of this structure alone is worth experiencing, the architecture is incredible. A definite Cuba landmark.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This square is just that, a square with the Cathedral. Unfortunately the Cathedral itself is pretty unimpressive. You will be approached by women in traditional Cuban dress asking if you want to take their photo - be aware they will expect you to pay for this.

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ottawa, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Of great interest to tourists that come from all over the world and interested in Religion, in this case the Roman Catholic one. A nice place to sit and observe .......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beautiful square in front of the cathedral and epitomises the colonial heritage of Habana Vieja. The architecture is traditional Spanish reminiscent of other cathedrals we have seen e.g. in Ciutadella. A few restaurants around, beware at night restaurant touts will try and get you into their restaurants and some are not what they seem. A very nice lady took us... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Amongst the many examples of superb architecture in Havana is this plaza with its magnificent Cathedral. Havana is an amazing mix of old and crumbling buildings many of which are now being restored. I don't know how much, if at all, this cathedral has been restored, but this square is certainly worth viewing.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were walking by and we ran by the Catedral by accident and we stopped for a second which turned into a while. The cathedral is beautiful. I am from Mexico City where these abound...though in Cuba there is a magnific aura about Cuba which is indescribable. This is the same thing with this cathedral. It is beautiful! Highly recommend... More

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