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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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  • Still a nice place to stroll quietly or sit on a bench and people-watching. The Church was transformed into a Museum and it's a shame. Worth a visit anyway
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  • Only by listening to the voice of the Creole trumpeting the peanuts, it was worth. It should be prepared to record.
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  • This is a wonderful area for people watching and picture taking. It can be a drop off and pickup point when exploring old Havana. On one corner of the plaza is Café del Oriente. They have outdoor seat...  more »