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Havana Cathedral

Plaza de la Catedral | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #19 of 115 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Greenock, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Centre of worship for the Archdiocese of La Habana, the cathedral is typical colonial Jesuit construction. Well maintained and busy at mass times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Read my other review here on cathedral plaza. Not many people know about this tower as it looks like it is roped off. Enter on right side of church upon entering the church. The views look to the plaza and beyond. You go right up to the top amongst so many big bells.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not the church. The church is incredible. It is both an architectural marvel and a historical emblem...a monument to the imagination and fervor of some very dedicated 18th century Jesuits. I was duly impressed with it. The experience, however, was pathetic. I am not religious and so I suppose using terms like "solemnity" and "due respect for holy spaces" is... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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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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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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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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