Plaza de San Francisco de Asis

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Havana, Cuba
(07) 2045555
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - Cuban buddy
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - Cuban buddy
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - St Francis of Assissi church
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - Fuente de los Leones
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - Fuente de los Leones
Plaza de San Francisco de Asis - Trav'Buddies....

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis Havana Reviews

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Trav'Buddies here...... Mar 15, 2017
The day before we arrived workers had installed a load of "Buddy Bears" representing each country in the world affiliated to the United Nations, some 140. The message here is tolerance : side by side and hand in hand representing men and women of different culture with no political bias. Strange fo us was the fact that they were being dismantled the day we left Cuba.

On one side of the square is the Convent and Church of San Francisco de Asis ( St Francis of Assissi). Built at the end of the 16th c it was used as a church by the Franciscans and also by the English during their short reign here. It is now only used for concerts with a religious art gallery installed in the cloisters. Shame that you have to pay 2 CUC for the art gallery at the main door and are not allowed in just to view the church. There is a beautiful Carrara marble fountain in the square, first put here in 1835, called the "Fuente de los Leones" or Lions fountain. You'll also find a statue of Frederic Chopin on a bench in front of the old Palacio del San Felipe y Santiago de Bejudal, which is now an elegant hotel.

If you're looking for stamps or to post letters or cards, the main Havana post office is in the NW corner of the square on the corner of calle Lamparilla.
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Fuente de los Leones
St Francis of Assissi church
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pfsmalo says:
I think they were off to Russia after ?????
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017
spocklogic says:
Nice idea, though seems something odd to find in Cuba!
Posted on: Mar 15, 2017
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