Plaza de la Catedral, Havana

Must see · World heritage site · 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. Plan your Plaza de la Catedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Havana using our Havana trip maker tool.
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  • Amaizing! Once you set foot in this place you travel in time, worth the visit in old havana. Loved it  more »
  • We stayed nit far from here so we're lucky enough to visit it daily. Lots of buskers and vendors and of course the beautiful cathedral. Little side streets full of great restaurants. Stray cats...  more »
  • If you're doing a walking tour of Old Havana, this is another must-visit stop on the map. The buildings are amazing to see, they've been restored so beautifully. People are friendly and helpful, and.....  more »
  • Wonderful atmosphere here- live music, lots of shops, cafes and bars, souvenir shops. The culture of Havana is alive and so vibrant here. It's like concentrating Havana in one Plaza! If you are visiting the Old City this is one place you have to stop!
  • It's worth the walk; yes, the walk. If you really want to enjoy Havana, do not take a taxi here, walk down from the Capitol. You are welcome :)
  • Best of the best in Havana. It combines cathedral, bars and cafés. You can watch female fortune-tellers to read your future from cards. Seňoritas of dubious reputation lure passer-byes to talk. Tourists make millions of pictures. And live music performs for everybody.
  • A beautiful square. We were there around October 2019. On the square itself are 2 restaurants with free wifi, however, around the corner you can find a place called the Pirate bar, which is the best place to be for cheap and super tasty Cuban breakfast and lunch. Very friendly and good English speaking employees. If I will ever find myself back in Havana, I would definitely go there again. Also, there's a souvenir shop in one of the little roads next to the square, where you can find whatever you need. If he doesn't sell what you want, he knows who does. Worth checking for younger tourists for sure.
  • Amazing spot, grab an ice cream or a coffee to go, go to the plaza, sit for a while and enjoy the view

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