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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #19 of 108 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

No matter what is your religion, this barroco building, Spanish era will attract your attention. If you see the door open, just getting ( it is free ) and enjoy it as much as I did.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I just can't pass up a big old Cathedral whenever I walk past one and some I even seek out. It is said that Christopher Columbus's remains were here for about 100 years before they were moved to Seville, Spain. Sculpture inside of St Christopher, the patron saint of Havana.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Quite and peaceful inside and also an escape from the hot sun. Not much place to sit , but still you can see people wanting to say a little prayer and standing quitely comtemplating. There is a guide from Cuba inside and he gives the whole history for a small donation. The pedlars outside add colour and fun. Best to... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As you enter the square you can see the Cathedral and it has an old world charm. It takes about three steps to get inside and sadly for me the charm disappeared. Most of the pews are cut off to prevent visitors from sitting down and there was little to see.

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Shorts and uncovered arms not allowed. Nowhere nearly as bedecked in gold and silver as many Catholic churches in the Americas (go to Cusco for that), but worth a fifteen minute visit. For photographers, some good lighting effect inside. Go before 1100 and it's not too busy.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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