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San Francisco de Asis Square

Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #10 of 115 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Cuba is like no other Caribbean nation I've seen. There stands a centuries old church across the plaza from a beautiful modern sculpture. The contrast everywhere is remarkable and this was the first place we stopped for a minute. It was a prophetic beginning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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278 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was only 2 or 3 CUC pp to enter and we'll worth the money for a view up the bell tower overlooking the square, buildings and over the waters to the fort, el morro, Christ statue across the water, stock exchange building and other side to the arts and crafts area water front which is south.

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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a must-see plaza. If you're not familiar with the area you may miss it and it would be a shame. The plaza is adjacent to the Church of San Francisco (hence the name) but is also know as Plaza de las Palomas... because it's also adjacent to a motherload of pigeons!... :-) Make sure to walk into San... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a lovely, quiet square with a very good hotel, a great restaurant and a very nice cafeteria! Also the stock exchange and the convent are there. Opposite the ferry terminal and the car rental offices.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The church is located at the entrance of the Old Habana town and the whole area is kept very clean and there are many shops and good restaurants and bars.

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New Brunswick
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Easily missed but very worthwhile.There is always a little breeze blowing because it is close to the port. Beautiful with areas to sit down and picture takings are a must. On the convent side, there is a statue of Mother Teresa and a lovely garden when it is open.

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BC River
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great spot to have a beer or two and watch people. Cafe like starbucks and a chocolate store..what is not to like!

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Athens, Greece
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Smaller than Plaza Vieja situated near the port but should not be overlooked. Many tourist groups to see the church. Entertainers and local dressed women to take them photo (not free). The large building opposite the Plaza was the terminal train station where the merchandise were loaded to the ships.Mostly an office area but there are some hotels and restaurants... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wonderful bronze statues and you just stand in awe of the old Spanish style buildings, the cathedral and just soak up the atmosphere of Old Havana.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The architecture is incredible. There are many restored buildings. The square is full of people and lots of photo ops. There is a micro-brewery that was very good. Take a walk down one of the adjoining alleyways and give gifts or money to the locals, it is very fulfilling and you will see more of the real nitty gritty of... More

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