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. Plan your Plaza de la Catedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Havana using our Havana trip maker tool.
Plaza de la Catedral Reviews
If you're doing a walking tour of Old Havana, this is another must-visit stop on the map. The buildings are amazing to see, they've been restored so beautifully. People are friendly and helpful, and..... more »
Havana is full of beautiful squares and this is another one, with its landmark Catedral de San Cristobal. It was free to enter so well worth a walk around - just ignore the guy outside with the... more »
Wonderful atmosphere here- live music, lots of shops, cafes and bars, souvenir shops. The culture of Havana is alive and so vibrant here. It's like concentrating Havana in one Plaza! If you are visiting the Old City this is one place you have to stop!
It's worth the walk; yes, the walk. If you really want to enjoy Havana, do not take a taxi here, walk down from the Capitol. You are welcome :)
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