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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  • August 15, 2017
    It is a space to visit count on its sides with beautiful buildings and its majestic Church and convent of St. Francis of Assisi, which today houses the Museum of religious art; the rum museum, or the Miambi car, a wagon train built in USA during 1990 and transferred to Cuba in 1992.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This one is my favorite, beautiful square, you can visit the church.In the center of old Havana you can find this place, close to Malecon, and San Jose Almacenes.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Before arriving at the old square, is the Plaza de San Francisco, the convent that gives it its name, where are your solar watch, the real drain. Be sure to visit the hotel Los uploaded, which besides being nice staff dressed as such.
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  • June 4, 2017
    And interesting grouping of businesses and are. Especially lively in the evening.
  • April 3, 2017
    Go to Cuba! Visit this historic place. Wonderful people, incredible history, great food and music!
  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful place to sit and people watch, or a great spot to start exploring old Havana from.
  • March 15, 2017
    Very spacious and lively square just across from the ferry terminal, it can get crowded in the morning when new ships arrive.
  • June 25, 2017
    A very nice picturesque area.

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