Plaza de la Catedral

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Plaza de la Catedral
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Jaymz Bee
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a place you really should check out in Havana. The church is gorgeous, albeit a bit dark inside. The plaza is filled with colourful characters. If you take photos of a person ask first and give them a few bucks. It's a wild wee area of Old Havana.
Written April 26, 2022
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dianedinky
253 contributions
Mar 2020
Havana is full of beautiful squares and this is another one, with its landmark Catedral de San Cristobal. It was free to enter so well worth a walk around - just ignore the guy outside with the dressed up dogs wanting money for photos!
This area is quite the tourist spot and so is always pretty crowded. There are also numerous souvenir shops, but the charm of the area has not been diminished I don't think.
Written April 24, 2020
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Yoe D
Cuba9 contributions
Dec 2019
well, well this is my third visit to havana city and I am happy to say that I have had a wonderful time in this beautifull place and most of this great experience is due to havanatours.nl travel agency who provided us with an excellent service during our stay there; humble, smiling and profesional staff always happy to scort us on our trips through the city either on a bike, on foot or in amazing road trips in the most efficient and fancy american old fashion cars I have ever seen, visiting places with a lot of history and dipping into the real Cuban culture all over the city. I just have to say thanks a lot for the amazing time you gave us and that I hope once I come back you will be there still to show us more from this beautiful country.
Written January 19, 2020
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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands768 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Yes you should visit this plaza and visit the Cathedral and look around to buildings around it.

But to crowded and too many local sale people who want to sell a tour or get you into a restaurant.

Don't miss the fat lady with sigar :-(
Written January 31, 2020
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MPWEST10
Mandurah, Australia624 contributions
Mar 2020
We stayed nit far from here so we're lucky enough to visit it daily. Lots of buskers and vendors and of course the beautiful cathedral. Little side streets full of great restaurants. Stray cats come out at night time when it's quieter looking for a pat and cuddle
Written June 13, 2020
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GlobeTrotters
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
While hundreds of tourists line up at the bar nearby.. few spend quality time in this beautiful plaza! Don't make that mistake.. enjoy this beautiful place and it will draw you in. I am not a religious guy but I would stop by the church on many days just to reflect on life.. there are many restaurants nearby that are amazing.. my favorite one was Genesis.. basically they say once you eat the food here.. you are reborn a Cuban as you fall in love with the taste! I don't know about being reborn a Cuban part but I definitely fell in love with the food.. and there is free WiFi which is rare in restaurants at this price point.

Written March 18, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN648 contributions
Feb 2020
The main feature of this square is the historic cathedral. When you look at the cathedral you realize the two towers are different sizes. The reason the one on the left is smaller is because they realized it would extend to far into the adjacent alley and had to make it smaller than the right one!
Written February 17, 2020
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LadyBugLG
24 contributions
Mar 2020
The Plaza de la Catedral is beautiful. It was built in the 1700's. However, only one tower was built at that time. Many years later, the second tower on the left in this picture was built. As you can see, it is not as wide as the tower on the right side of the picture. By that time a street had been added beside the Catedral so the clock tower had to be a bit narrower. The plaza is a wonderful place to visit along with the church and there are several restaurants worth having lunch or dinner.
Written March 14, 2020
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Turkey6,114 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are a few important squares in old Havana and this one is the most elegant of them. The beautiful cathedral is the highlight of the square but all the houses around are also very special and beautiful. It was very prestigious to live in this square so the richest and the most privileged families lived here. Now it is a touristic place with cafes and restaurants. The prices are therefore higher than in other places.
Written February 27, 2020
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amy l
london86 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful, picturesque and friendly. This square is the best. Not simply because I was staying in apartment there.... but also the cathedral, museum and great places to eat and drink. It has a charm that captures you. Recommend eating at Al Pirate for breakfast or lunch on way into the square. cathedral is free and museum is 3CUC both worth a visit. return at night for gorgeous lights.
Written February 10, 2020
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