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. By using our Havana holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to Plaza de San Francisco and other attractions in Havana.
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  • If you are in the square, besure to take the self guided tour of the interior of the San Francisco church. It will cost 2 pesos or cuc to enter, but it is worth a look.  more »
  • Beautiful place right in front of the Terminal boats - and with the old customs building, is obviously also the place, which received its name thanks to the Church which is. Beautiful fountain in the middle of the place made in marble of Carrara in Italy. and a few houses that do indeed think of Tuscany. In front of the Cathedral there is the statue of modern art of Francis of Assisi with a child; and around the corner you can find the another monument of the rider of Paris. There are several beautiful colors and well restored houses that give the whole a pleasant air.
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  • This square called plaza de pigeons also by the large number of these birds fly and live in the plaza.es one of the entrances to old Havana and across pedestrian area... here is a tourist office, a Bank of change , several business souvenirs and terraces
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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.

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