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Plaza de San Francisco, Havana

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Dominated by the eponymous 16th-century basilica, Plaza de San Francisco is a popular meeting point near Havana's harbor. Restored in the 1990s, the square is known for its architecture, cobblestone pavement, and a 19th-century white-marble fountain with lion statues, carved by sculptor Giuseppe Gaggini. Sit back and relax at one of the cafes with a refreshing drink, admire the preserved colonial buildings, and watch the cruise ships approaching the Sierra Maestra terminal. With our custom trip planner, Havana attractions like Plaza de San Francisco can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This beautiful old church is located near El Malecon and the cruise ship terminal; an easy walk to all other historic sites, restaurants/bars and music. We had the opportunity to climb up to the bell ...  more »
  • We started our walking tour of Old Havana at this square. The Basilica of San Francisco is definitely worth visiting. The buildings that ring the square are a varied mixture of the hundreds of years o...  more »
  • This Church of St Francis offers a very Spanish backdrop to a very colorful square. This square is just another linkpin to the dramatic and color Old Havana. A qonderful town to visit and spend time i...  more »
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  • And interesting grouping of businesses and are. Especially lively in the evening.
  • Go to Cuba! Visit this historic place. Wonderful people, incredible history, great food and music!
  • Beautiful place to sit and people watch, or a great spot to start exploring old Havana from.
  • Very spacious and lively square just across from the ferry terminal, it can get crowded in the morning when new ships arrive.
  • A very nice picturesque area.