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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #17 of 112 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the priest who was from Mexico but doing the work of the Lord in Cuba. There was a coffin with Jesus inside.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely architecture and lovely to go inside to see the old Cathedral. You can take photo's inside and out. There was a lady inside who could speak limited English so was able to answer a few questions,

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Located in a corner of Old Havana, the Cathedral is not large but small either. You cannot expect find in a island, in the Caribbean, such imponent gothic structures with the same seal that you can find thru Europe. It is simple a sacred ¨song in stone¨ and not a religious anthem, it is appropiated to the size. It was... More

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A rather low key cathedral with little of the ornate vulgarity usually associated with Catholic churches. Completely deserted when we visited and wonderfully cool after the hot sun of old Havana. Worth a visit for the architecture and for the plaza.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I would have liked to have seen the interior of this Cathedral but on the numerous occasions I tried it was closed. I found this problem throughout Cuba, churches and Cathedrals were always closed. The exterior of Havana Cathedral is worth a look though.

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The beauty of Havana is its architecture and this church is a great example of that. There are incredible paintings everywhere on the ceiling and the walls.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's not that I like the religious nature of cathedrals but their architectural beauty is significant and Cuba has some magnificent architectural cathedrals.

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El Paso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Living history, gorgeous, went to mass here. A must see when in Havana. Overlooks a very busy square.

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Venray, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice cathedral to see. Not very big but if you are in old Havnna visit it. It's Always open, no entance fee.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's too bad that we can't walk around freely. Would love to see more area. It does have old charm and remind us what it used be. I guess communist party doesn't like its citizens to find out religions..

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