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San Francisco de Asis Square

Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #9 of 115 attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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219 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
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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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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beautiful church and well worth a mooch around. And its directly opposite a taxi rank so if you get tired head here and grab a coco taxi

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral and square. The building is weathered, but not crumbling. The art inside was beautiful and worth exploring.

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