Havana Cathedral, Havana

#7 of 98 in Historic Sites in Cuba
Architectural Building · Religious Site
Pay a visit to Havana Cathedral, a city landmark renowned for its stunning Baroque facade and unequal towers. Completed in 1777 by the Jesuits, the church serves as the seat of one of three archbishops of Cuba. Christopher Columbus' remains were interred in the church for over a hundred years, before being moved to Seville in 1898. Explore the interior, contrasting the facade with its Neoclassical simplicity, view antique paintings and frescoes, or climb one of the towers to enjoy the scenic view of the surroundings. Plan to visit Havana Cathedral during your Havana vacation using our convenient Havana trip itinerary website.
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  • We stayed nit far from here so got to wLk past this cathedral every day. The square has lots of restaurants tucked off in little side streets. Buskers come out during the day and it's Live with...  more »
  • such a great location for a beautiful cathedral. close to everything and on your walk around here, you will get to experience Havana old and new around every corner. the interior is incredible and...  more »
  • Havana Cathedral A.D 1777. Magnificent Roman Catholic Cathedral. Erected in the heart of Old Havana by using natural coral stone. You may see a splendid altar made in Rome inside the cathedral. There are many gilded sculptures, and there are small side altars. Two bells cast from an alloy of gold, silver and bronze have a fantastic and unique sound. The Cathedral has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Plaza de la Cathedral usually is the most crowded tourist spot in Old Havana. It’s an impressive and historical place. It’s obvious. Definitely worth to visit. I admired in February 2018.
  • The cathedral is very nice from the inside. Worth the visit. Also do not skip climbing the tower. You get a really good view from the city.
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