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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 is a great spot - a little off the beaten track. Not as busy as some others - but very nice and close to the water. Cafe Del Oriente is in the square and is one of the best restaurants in Old Hav...  more »
  • At the end of the cruise terminal, we go out on this lovely square harmonious, lined with one side by the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, other sides by beautiful buildings. There are all means of visit of Havana: carriages, cars, taxis, carriages, etc. All quite kindly offered.
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  • Nice place to drink your mojio or pina colada in afternoon. Old buldings and colorful environment will warm you up but don't expect too much or otherwise you will be dissapointed. Furthermore, new ope...  more »