We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Havana Cathedral

Certificate of Excellence
Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/861-5213

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 400 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Old city gem

When you write about Havana, you think of the old city and the cathedral is one of the most iconic buildings in the old city. It is another piece in the puzzle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Khaton13
,
San Francisco, California
Add Photo Write a Review

400 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When you write about Havana, you think of the old city and the cathedral is one of the most iconic buildings in the old city. It is another piece in the puzzle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sask., Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The detail in this place is incredible. We were on a private tour so we could look at our own pace. We arrived in the morning so it wasn't busy. Very impressed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ipswich
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Impressive looking cathedral with a bell tower and nice architecture. Quite small inside and easily viewable from just inside the entrance where you stand behind a rope. You can pay and walk around but there is no real need. Please be aware you cannot wear shorts,hats or short skirts inside the main area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A little cathedral - all of the inside can be viewed from the roped off entrance if you don't wish to pay to enter. There are a few frescoes, but not the expected gold and treasures you would see in other cathedrals. Remember to cover up, as strict on inappropriate clothing if entering.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Cubian people are very religious. The statues were great and they have some locals take you around and explain different areas. Be sure to tip them a bit as this seems to be a source of their only income.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The architecture and beauty of the building was incredible. I can't believe that this was so well preserved for so long. I was hoping to witness a service there too. Maybe in the future...can't wait!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, well restored. Interesting architecture, look at the coral stone construction. Cathedral Square also interesting with the bears representing the various countries, very surprising finish to each bear as it represents your country.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gooderham, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautiful work and well restored. The surrounding square is really interesting. Nice site to visit as part of your walking tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What to say more, else than the visit of pope John Paul II remains engraved in the heart of the Habana peoples.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were lucky enough to be there for a Sunday morning service with the Archbishop in attendance with a junior choir

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Havana Cathedral also viewed

 

Been to Havana Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Havana Cathedral and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Toronto, Canada

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Havana Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?