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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #17 of 107 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We toured around the outside then went in to see. It is beautiful and there are people praying so be respectful and quiet. We sat and said a little prayer for Cuba.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Go to this place early in the morning, when tourists are still in bed or in their hotels. Then the place is quiet and has a good vibration.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The cathedral is awesome and must be seen when in Habana. The street vendors in the square are great for grabbing a quick snack.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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