Plaza de la Catedral, Havana

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Cuban history comes alive at Plaza de la Catedral, home to one of Havana's oldest and most significant Catholic churches. Laid out on an erstwhile swamp, this epicenter of Havana's World Heritage-listed old town represents a kind of open-air museum of Caribbean Baroque architecture. Like the cathedral, the square dates back to the 1700s, when the area became a naval dockyard. Later, the neighborhood housed some of Havana's finest private mansions. Today, a number of popular restaurants and the city's museum of colonial art lie clustered around the plaza. Make Plaza de la Catedral part of your personalized Havana itinerary using our Havana trip maker tool .
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  • This plaza is popping with music, fabulous architecture, and lovely cafes! And down a side street, you'll find the Bodeguita del Medio where many famous people stopped in for drinks and conversation....  more »
  • You feel the 400 years of history when you step into this cathedral square. This is a must visit when in Old Havana. The church was not open to visitors but that was ok... it still was worth seeing...  more »
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  • Best of the best in Havana. It combines cathedral, bars and cafés. You can watch female fortune-tellers to read your future from cards. Seňoritas of dubious reputation lure passer-byes to talk. Tourists make millions of pictures. And live music performs for everybody.
  • Magnificent structure awe inspiring and the plaza area is great for pictures. The people are the best.
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