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Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba, 2015[open in full screen]  

 
  Previous Parque Guayasamin, Havana, Cuba

This year we revisited this plaza in the old Havana and now it's even better looking than in 2004 [cub03]. Cathedral de San Cristóbal and rest of the building in this square from the 18th century are in perfect restored shape.

All over the city it is visible that since being on the UNESCO heritage list city is going true revitalization process with powerful steps. Whole Habana Veija is pedestrianized and that is making a huge impact.

  The only addition to the square is very interesting statue of the famous flamenco dancer Antonio Gades. On his request in 2004 when he died statue was positioned leaning on the columns in the colonnade over looking constant flow of curious tourists.

Many interesting details are completing the picture. Street name plates produced by the famous Portuguese company are posted all over the city.

  Pleasant restaurants are in the shade under arcades, with ever present, well behaved street dogs and colourful and well dressed Cubans.

Peek true the entrance of any building, what you will see are very attractive court yards.

Our photos bellow, and one more square from this visit, are trying to bring you a reason not to miss Havana next time you are vacationing on Cuba.

Next Plaza Mayor, Trinidad, Cuba

 
           
   
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