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Plaza de la Catedral

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Lazarus
Lazarus
October 24, 2019
Plaza de la Catedral is one of the five main squares in Old Havana and the site of the Cathedral of Havana from which it takes its name. Originally a swamp, it was later drained and used as a naval dockyard. Following the construction of the Cathedral in 1727, it became the site of some of the…
Mary & Yoa
Mary & Yoa
October 18, 2019
The Lonely Planet, describes this cathedral as a “music set in stone”. Havana’s incredible cathedral is dominated by two unequal tower and framed by a theatrical baroque facade. You can climb up from one of the towers, to witness some stunning city views of Havana (extra charge). The remains of…
Ivelin
Ivelin
October 13, 2019
It is one of the most beautiful places in colonial Havana. It was the last of the main places to be formed. In the second half of the 16th century, some neighbors built their homes there, calling it "de la Ciénaga" because it reached the waters that ran along the town to flow into the sea and…
Giselle
Giselle
August 30, 2019
Plaza de la Catedral (English: Cathedral Square) is one of the five main squares in Old Havana and the site of the Cathedral of Havana from which it takes its name. Originally a swamp, it was later drained and used as a naval dockyard. Following the construction of the Cathedral in 1727, it became…
Laura
Laura
February 22, 2019
One of the four more important squares in Havana

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“Very famous and beautiful Plaza, near to a lot of interesting things in the city.”
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“It constitutes the generating point of the city of Havana (1519). Its layout evokes that of the fortified squares of medieval Europe. In its perimeter were the headquarters of the civil and military authorities in the colonial , and the church of the City. The construction of the [Castillo de la Real Fuerza], begun in 1558, occupied much of this primitive square. You can see the monumental complex El Templete, built in 1828 on the site that is supposed to have celebrated the first mass and the first town hall in Havana in 1519. You can also see the "Palacio del Segundo Cabo" since 1771, and since 1776, on the north side of the Plaza, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales ...”
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Museum
“The Museum of the Revolution is located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution”
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Plaza
“ The square very well preserved and with all the charm of its attractions mainly of the pigeons. The great church of San Francisco de Asis surprises by its size, its height and the validity of its materials”
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Cocktail Bar
“ Was very popular in the 40's and 50's, this place attracted notable people from all over the world. Artists, intellectuals and politicians left testimony of their visit on the unmistakable celestial walls. That is how today this tradition is maintained and its walls are full of graffiti, photos, objects and memories.”
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Location
Havana, Havana