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Plaza de la Catedral - Cathedral Square, Havana: 15 reviews and 41 photos
t is the greatest example of the so-called “Cuban baroque style,” that was developed in Cuba at the beginning of the 18th century. Its construction started in 1748 and was stopped in 1767, when its managing agency, Compañía de Jesús (Jesus Company) was expelled from Spain and overseas territories –of course, Havana included--. Short time later, it was agreed to continue building it to transfer the Main Parish to such place. The construction finished in 1777, and it was given the rank of Cathedral in 1787. For over 100 years-from 1796 to 1898-the body of Christopher Columbus lay in a mausoleum here.
Is a must to every visitor. Here the pope Juan Pablo II gave one his mass prayers in january of 1998. It has beatifull buildings nearby, restorants and museum.
Address: Empedrado st. bt Mercaders and San Ignacio Old Hav
Directions: at the heart of the Old Town
Phone: (53 7) 861-7771
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