El Templete, Havana

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Witness 19th-century Neoclassical architecture at El Templete. The temple, which is deeply immersed in stories of the local culture and history, was built in 1828 on the site of the city's first mass and the first council. It sits behind a column that replaces a silk cotton tree where the first mass took place. Inside the structure you'll find three large paintings that depict the first mass, the first town council, and the blessing of the site. Before you head to Havana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Havana trip maker site , to make sure you see all that Havana has to offer, including El Templete.
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  • Right now is certado by works of restoration and excavation. We could see it because they have an open door, and they are working on the site
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  • We went through the sidewalk and the area was surrounded because in what would be the garden or front yard of this historic building, archaeologists were working. We could see from a distance, the meticulous work and which were finding pieces of objects on Earth. By luck and very wise was the fence that protected the place, had placed computer graphics with data of this historic building and the changes in the layout of the city in this sector to the 19th century. Very interesting, I recommend it.
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  • It evokes the entrance of a Greek temple, with its columns and upper triangle. Impressed to see that it stays as well because of the time of built. It has a legend about a tree that is planted in their front garden, which assures the permanence of the temple on foot according to the life of that tree. This specimen has died right in the political change that has taken the country, do believe in the legend, or just coincidence?
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  • Nice restaurant and ambiance.
  • Good food and views.
  • The paella for 2 or more is a must. Pricy for Cuba but worth it
  • Live Cuban traditional music. Excellent cocktails and cuisine that can always be improved. If you are not a connoisseur is perfect for tourists. Fun
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  • Very nice place
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