Plaza de la Catedrale, Havana

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Plaza de la Catedrale, Havana Reviews

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Simple and stunning... Mar 16, 2017
The best way to walk in to the square is from calle San Ignacio and the façade of the Cathedral faces you and is a step back in time, it has such a distinctive "Spanish mission" look about it. The square used to be a swampland until drained and then used as a dry dock. There are some fine buildings around the square with the Palacio del Marquès de Arcos and the Casa del Conde de Lombillo adjoining it on one side. Opposite there is an 18th c building housing the Centro Wilfredo Lam, an important art house with a restaurant on the lower floor. Completing the square is the Colonial Arts museum occupying another Palacio dating from 1720, and of course, the cathedral.
Frontage of the cathedral on the s…
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