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Plaza de la Catedral

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Address: | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Catedral Old Havana, a Must See

This whole plaza is buzzing with life. We did not see a cathedral service there but I wish we could have been there for one (not enough days.) There are restaurants in the... read more

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Moshi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This whole plaza is buzzing with life. We did not see a cathedral service there but I wish we could have been there for one (not enough days.) There are restaurants in the square where you can get a drink, or lunch/dinner, and lots of people running around. This would be a place for children because they could run to... More 

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you wonder around this area. Our family enjoyed the beauty of the buildings and the music from the locals.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Plaza de la Cathedral and saw The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, which is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Cuba. I didn't know this at the time but the cathedral is mostly build with blocks of coral!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best time to be here is at night, lit up and bustling. A great sight after a good meal, with places for dessert or coffee. We saw a catfight! Literally 3 cats going at it! Humorous event broken up by an annoyed waiter.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure to visit this amazing Cathedral on March 22/17. The huge pillars are made of marble, the architectural work that has gone into this building is breathtaking and your jaw will drop the entire time inside. Speaking of inside, as you enter the main door and turn to the left (u view the inside clockwise) if you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a religious person, but the architecture of this building and area of town is beautiful and worth visiting. I stumbled across the Cathedral and found a small restaurant just behind it to the right in an alley that I spent a considerable amount of time at, drinking mojitos, people watching, staring at cute waiters and listening to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go it's beautiful and historic and gorgeous at night....we accidentally stumbled upon it one night walking home.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited many European Cathedral's so as far as Cathedral's go it is quite dark inside and so many tourists you cannot really appreciate this place. People should be quiet and respectful in 'Churches' but everyone doing a walking tour of Havana will look inside so it's not peaceful & it's beauty is spoiled by the hordes entering. I... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First saw this plaza in 2010 and keep coming. The sunday morning mass usually features an fantastic choir that in itself makes it an event. The catedral bell tower provides a great view for those who are not faint of heart, the view from the second floor resturant is also pleasent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cathedral is a Baroque jewel surrounded by elegant stone buildings and makes a nice backdrop to the lively square. The inside and the view from the tower are quite nice too!

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