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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #20 of 110 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The cathedral faces onto a square which 10 years ago was a totally run down area. Today it has been totally modernized with restaurants,bars and street vendors. The cathedral itself is a very small building compared with cathedrals in modern cities - more like a local church. But like most cathedrals it is steeped in local history. If you look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were so lucky to here just before Easter. Such a beautiful experience. We both spent a few hours here enjoying the atmosphere and the locals.

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A lovely building in a beautiful square. Worth a walk around inside the cathedral as there is some lovely artwork. The square itself is vibrant and you will get some good photos.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a very nice Catherdral in which you can adventure. You may also take pictures inside. Very well made and something to see.The massonery is a work of art. A great chandelire inside, nice colored windows. But if you take pictures outside be careful because those dressed up cubans ask for pesos....

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Red Deer, AB Canada
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31 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A great sightseeing place! Beware though...they are checking to make sure you are now dressed respectfully! If your shorts are too short...they won't let you in! It is a beautiful old cathedral!

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very dull and unornate - we always visit Cathedrals wherever we visit - not for religious reasons, but because they are usually steeped in history and architectural gems - unfortunately this one isn't.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Given the chequered history of who was thrown out from here over the centuries it suprisingly remains richly adorned. Nothing outstanding on the Latino Catholic style but certainly worth trudging up to the northe end of the old town. Foe 1CUC you can climb up the easten tower, up eight flights of stone then wooden stairs, past the bell to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This beautiful cathedral is the landmark in the square that frames it and going inside is like going back in time, Lovely in the day it is even more atmospheric at night when it is lit up. Wanted to go up the tower for which there is a fee but it was cordoned off and we could find nobody to... More

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Moncton, NB
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25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Wonderful old cathedral in Old Havana. Definitely worth it to go inside and have a look. Funny to see two ladies practising Santaria within steps of the Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We saw this Cathedral during the day, but the Night is incredible with it all being lit up.... and piped music playing.

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