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Wonderful architecture and good place to start a tour of Old Havana

This is a good place to start your tour of Havana. The cruise ships dock across from the square... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Historical religious building

Once Havana's tallest building. You have to pay admission fee. Interior full old Catholic deco and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wai w
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Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good place to start your tour of Havana. The cruise ships dock across from the square. The Havana Rum tour and live bar is very close and there are plenty of old cars and convertibles to take you where you want to...More

Thank HDTomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once Havana's tallest building. You have to pay admission fee. Interior full old Catholic deco and religious art. You can climb to the roof and get a panorama view around especially towards the old terminal water front. There was a statue of St Francis of...More

Thank wai w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the square, besure to take the self guided tour of the interior of the San Francisco church. It will cost 2 pesos or cuc to enter, but it is worth a look.

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The plaza is a lovely open space with the old Basilica at one end, and the superb building of the old stock exchange at the other. A good place to sit for a while and enjoy, and do some people watching. Don't forget to stroke...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This plaza has a little bit of everything. Its a big drop of point for the Hop on Hop off tour companies. One side of the plaza is a hotel, commerce building, a church, and a major road. In front of the church is a...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Square is directly across the street from the cruise terminal. It was cleaned up quite a bit from our trip there this past May. There is a nice hotel/restaurant, coffee shop, St. Francis church, etc. We met our tour guide here, and it was...More

Thank Merle V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see even if you do not leave the square as life passes by. Old cars, locals in traditional costume, odd vehicles etc. Couple of really nice statues.

Thank TriciaBY
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This stone paved square is located directly across the street from the Port of Havana. You will be greeted by beautiful ladies with baskets of flowers. They will gladly accept tips to have their picture taken with you. Surrounding the square you will find the...More

1  Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The monastery of St. Francis of Assisi is a museum now. the Square is right off the pier...your first sight of Havanas' architecture.

1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Bang opposite the San Francisco terminal where the cruise ships dock, is the Plaza de San Francisco or San Francisco de Asis Square. The plaza / square is bounded by a road on the port side, a church, San Francisco de Asis, on one side...More

1  Thank Traveler-O-World
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Evelyn H
4 October 2016|
Response from TringWirral_England | Reviewed this property |
If this was in St Francisco de Asisi Square, surely it will be right by the cruise terminal, which is to one side of the square, No band when we were there though.
kathleen b
18 January 2016|
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Response from Olaniyi O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen, I don't know where you are staying in Havana but you can go to either the Parque Central Hotel or the Hotel Inglaterra. Both are located within minutes of each other right in the centre of Havana. If you go... More