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Plaza de la Catedral, Havana

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#3 of 162 in Sightseeing in Cuba
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Great place to visit with many restore points. The Cathedral is of baroque style. The square hosts works of arts from (sometimes surprising) exhibition to visit.
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  • This work, a building that makes you live in years founded can't miss on visit to Havana
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  • this place takes you back 100's of years back amazing architecture and super nice people, many activities around and fully safe  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral Square. Full of atmosphere and history. The cathedral is cool and a welcome respite from the heat. A place to sit and reflect a while.
  • Beautiful!!! Plenty of history to exam and restaurants to eat at, as well as watch the local children play freely.
  • Art galleries and cafe's surround the cathedral in this European style square.
  • Architecturally beautiful. You feel like you are walking through history.
  • Beautiful historic square. Like stepping back in time.

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