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. Make Plaza de la Catedral part of your personalized Havana itinerary using our Havana trip maker tool .
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  • The Baroque in Havana is its sublimation in this square. A little annoying i "throw in" surrounding premises that do not always let you admire the beauty of the square but remains unmissable.
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  • We sought shelter from a light rain that lasted only a few minutes just as we arrived in the plaza. The cathedral architecture was quite functional with it's small, highly placed windows to protect th...  more »
  • A beautiful construction surrounded by many pleasant and inviting little restaurants or simply drinking a coffee or beer or the famous mojitos.  more »
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  • And interesting Plaza. The cathedral is beautiful. The food like most places in Old Havana is good but definitely on the pricey side. There is a crepe restaurant just down the street that is well worth the stop
  • Rich with history. Great experience. A must see
  • A beautiful walk around the Plaza de la Catedral. At times can be very busy but amazing you see locals going to and from work or school.
  • Little touristy but it is beautiful. Great starting point to explore la habana
  • Lots of culture. Amazing views. Lots to see in this area.
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