Catedral de San Cristobal, Havana

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    Cathedral of San Cristobal de la Habana
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    Cathedral with restaurant on the left
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    Colonial architecture

    by janchan Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Admire the beautiful baroque church of San Cristobal (18th century) and the spanish colonial architecture of surrounding buildings in Plaza de la Catedral.
    On the same square there is the Museum of Colonial Art into a 1720's building ($2 - opening time: 9:30am - 7pm), and a nice but quite touristic restaurant "El Patio", on the other side.

    The Cathedral of San Cristobal de la Habana
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    Catedral de San Cristobal

    by maryamy Written Jun 2, 2003

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    This old cathedral is a popular touristy spot, and a short walk both from El Malecon and the tourist hotels where Ernest Hemingway hung out in the older times.
    You can spend time here being a total tourist and people will try to get all sorts of things from you by entertaining or begging.
    You can also have a drink and listen to some great music.

    Catedral de San Cristobal
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    Go see old churches

    by duanestorey Updated Apr 8, 2003

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    I wish I had known about VT years ago when I actually went to Cuba, because everything has faded from my memory now. If you know what this building is, please let me know and I"ll update my web page. All I remember is that this is a very famous church, and this courtyard is nice place to go and relax.

    Oh, for all your photography buffs out here.. I made a huge mistake taking this picture. If you look closely, you'll notice the vignetting around this picture. The reason this happened is that I tried, foolishly, to take advantage of two filters for this shot, a polarizer and a UV filter. The camera actually imaged some of the UV filter for this shot.. Kids, don't try this at home..

    Churches downtown

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    Catedral de San Cristobal

    by Soozay Updated Mar 22, 2003

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    The construction of the Cathedral of Saint Christopher was begun by Jesuit priests in 1748 but stopped when they were expelled from Cuba. The rest of the church was finished by Franciscans in 1777. Pope John Paul II visited this cathedral in 1998. This cathedral is considered the main one in the city of Havana.

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    Plaza de la Catedral: Have you...

    by Joan58 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Plaza de la Catedral: Have you ever seen this picture? This is a symbol of Havana. The 'Catedral de San Cristòbal da La Habana' has built in Baroque style by Jesuits who began the construction in 1748. It has been finished by French in 1777. The square and its buildings have been restored in the 30'th.

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    The most famous Cathedral in the Americas

    by Luchonda Written May 31, 2004

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    The same Cathedral - another view.
    The same artists - the same tourist attraction and or trap.But this is Habana Veij.Enjoy it, day and night.

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