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Beautiful cathedral in Plaza de Catedral in Old Havana; free to enter

We enjoyed viewing this cathedral from the outside (in Plaza de Catedral) and from the inside (free... read more

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907blaked
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Tampa, Florida
Great archatecture around square.

Very nice Cathedral to walk through. Plaza outside has interesting architecture. In the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NFca
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed viewing this cathedral from the outside (in Plaza de Catedral) and from the inside (free to enter; and free shawls/cover-ups for those with short shorts or bare shoulders). We spent about 15 minutes inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice Cathedral to walk through. Plaza outside has interesting architecture. In the historical old part of the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NFca
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have seen cathedrals in Europe and South America and this one is large, ornate, and typical of South American colonial cathedrals. More simple than in Europe, but full of details and touches that are interesting to see. This id worth a visit. The square...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Described as music setting stone, Havana's Cathedral which dominated by two unequal towers and framed by a theatrical baroque facade. A curiosity of the cathedral is its interior, which is neoclassical rather than baroque and relatively austere. Frescoes above the altar date from the late...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Catholic I went to Mass here on the Sunda I was in Havana. Lovely cathedral in a pretty square in old Havana

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is very ancient and catholic. The entry is free. You can make pictures inside. There are interesting statues and a lot of places to seat.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank emilv2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building to look at from the front. The inside is less elaborate but still worth a look. It is free to enter with no one pestering for funds. However, there are donation areas at all of the altars. You can also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BDinTO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just one of the magnificent buildings in Old Havana. It is representative of Spanish architecture in the Americas.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lindaavogel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This splendid monument transports us to the Spanish colonial era in Cuba. This cathedral is the younger sister of others similar to those found in Mexico City and Chile.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RyanEs2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is one of my favorite architecture in Cuba, it made me feel like traveled back in time, there just a different vibe when you there. Trust me you will feel it too and you will want to take pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
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IreneCastelino
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Russell F | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry in the delay in answering your query......I have just seen it. Not too sure why I didn't get the original notification of your post. Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to your question but I do hope it all... More
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March 19, 2017|
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Response from CubaSiTours | Reviewed this property |
None that I have been too at the Cathedral, but always lovely in Spanish & you can follow easily, similar mass as every where. Nice Christian non-denominational English service in Vedado New Havana, held in the lovely... More
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March 4, 2017|
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Mass Times Sunday: 10:30 AM Monday: 8:00 AM (All weekdays Mass at the Chapel "El Sagrario"), 6:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM, 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM, 6:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM, 6:00 PM Saturday: 4:00 PM... More
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