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San Francisco de Asis Square

Address: Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #23 of 421 things to do in Havana
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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265 reviews 265 reviews
104 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The square with it's cobble stones is quite beautiful. The UN bear exhibition form Germany was on display when we were there and was something unique and interesting. The Church of St Francis is also on the square and is a very beautiful building. The square is in the old town and within walking distance of everything. Well worth the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our first stop on a walking tour of Old Havana was this beautiful cobblestone plaza anchored by the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. We were ready for a slice of history dating from the 1500s but very surprised to see a huge circle of colorful bears representing most of the countries of the world. The bears were a big... More 

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Frankford, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Loved it yet again. Lots of foot traffic but beautiful.every view is beautiful architecture , details.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This square is so beautiful, the bears are so artistic and lovely, I could spend a few hours just examining the artwork of every single bear in that square. The cathedral that is there is also very beautiful, and the history of the church is very fascinating. Very strong message of peace through these buddy bears, would go back to... More 

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Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The square is definitely worth seeing and there's a rum and cigar store nearby for tastings as well as some nice looking restaurants. But this exhibit of paper mache bears representing many countries is wonderful. The purpose is to promote tolerance--how can you not looking at the Golden Rule Bear or the Statue of Liberty Bear. The Cuban bear features... More 

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Higher Bebington
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was on part of our tour . There were lots of bear statues along the lines of the lamb bananas in Liverpool. These bears represented the many countries of the world and it was fun seeing everyone finding their countries bear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The start of our tour of Havana. A beautiful way to see the United Buddy Bears exhibition, it's meaning of tolerance and peace, and begin our walk through various parts of the city.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We saw this Plaza in the evening and took a look at all the bears. The plaza was beautiful and most of the bears were great. Sadly the Canadian bear was almost impossible to find. All other bears seemed to represent their home country in a recognizable way but not the Canada bear. (If you go see if you can... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

San Francisco de Asisi Square was my start to the Old Habana tour. When I was there, it was filled with brightly painted bears from all over the world. There are little souvenir shops around the square and some cafes nearby. It is just round the corner from Rum Museum, which is great! On the square you can see ladies... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have visited 3. Times, most recently in January 2015. Each time I see something different in the square. The cathedral and other surrounding buildings are a pleasure to watch and photograph. There is also lots of activity from tourists no locals and it's great to people watch. Very historical and relaxing at the same time.

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