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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
7/861-5213
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Ranked #19 of 115 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Havana Cathedral, officially Catedral de San Cristóbal, is a beautiful historic temple not to miss on your visit to La Habana. The church itself is built of sandstone which gives it a lot of character. The plaza in front of the Cathedral is beautiful and very much a not-to-be-missed place in this emblematic city. Actually, Havana's official name is San... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is a great building. It is a must see if you are in Cuba. It is much more terrific what you see from the pictures before.

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Bath
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Understated and peaceful for Latin America. Free to en5ter and wander around. A haven from the heat as well.

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Brandon, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Such a blessing to visit. Not only beautiful history but the architecture was amazing. Loved learning the history of this Cathedral.

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Lodz, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This cathedral is quite different, light inside, interesting architecture, a pearl in Cuba. It is good to visit in the noon - place to think, pray, rest.

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scottish borders
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely experience to go to Mass is this beautiful Cathedral with the local Cubans and have a Spanish Mass, very special.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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bristol
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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
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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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St-Constant
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29 helpful votes 29 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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