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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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  • Beautiful place, PIN, both to visit day and night, located in old Havana is one of the 4 main in this part of the city. Beautiful piece of history to enjoy.
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  • As you exit the Old Town you walk into this Square, directly opposite the Cruise terminal. After the hustle and bustle of the Old Town you will be amazed at the peace and serenity here which is in dir...  more »
  • Also this square, with the Church from which it takes its name, is to see ... always crowded especially since facing the harbor where cruise ships dock. Just enter the piazza Cubans offer rides on horse carts or with the fabulous colored American car years 50.
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  • Go to Cuba! Visit this historic place. Wonderful people, incredible history, great food and music!
  • Very spacious and lively square just across from the ferry terminal, it can get crowded in the morning when new ships arrive.
  • A nice place to visit. There are several hotels near the plaza. There are also 2 restaurants in the plaza with outdoor seating.
  • Good breakfast place in the plaza and you have a nice view of the church.
  • Plaza de las palomas, it will take you back to colonial Cuba.