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Plaza de la Catedral, Havana
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Cuban history comes alive at Plaza de la Catedral, home to one of Havana's oldest and most significant Catholic churches. Laid out on an erstwhile swamp, this epicenter of Havana's World Heritage-listed old town represents a kind of open-air museum of Caribbean Baroque architecture. Like the cathedral, the square dates back to the 1700s, when the area became a naval dockyard. Later, the neighborhood housed some of Havana's finest private mansions. Today, a number of popular restaurants and the city's museum of colonial art lie clustered around the plaza. Put Plaza de la Catedral and other Havana attractions into our Havana vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A square that encloses the entire folklore, the smells, the music, the art of this Caribbean city .... don't you leave ever!!
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  • I felt like I was inside one of the places described by Garcia Marquez, this beautiful square surrounded by buildings with arcades columns supporting the balconies. I found unpleasant people who approached and insistently suggested going on the premises of the adjacent square, which I have not encountered in other squares.
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  • Opposite the Cathedral, the square is surrounded by restaurants and is close to the cantina La Bodeguita de in the middle which is very famous and typical in Havana.
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  • Beautiful place in the Old Havana, good restaurants and near it´s the famous Bodeguita del Medio.
  • Near Plaza de Arma, it is an irregular shaped named Cathedral Square, where the Havana Cathedral, one of the most prominent landmark in Cuba, stands at the northern end. It is one of the most photogenic point in Havana and some newly weds love to take picture in front of the Cathedral. There are some dress-up ladies with cigar to ask tourist for money if taking photo with them.
  • One of the best places of Havana vijeia.
  • A nice cathedral set in 1 of the main plazas. The inside of it is not that spectacular. It's also very popular with big tour groups so getting the photo without others in it maybe a struggle.
  • Really nice place. Loved the Cathedral.