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Catedral de San Cristobal in Havana, Cuba

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Distance from city center: 1mi
lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 9th of September, 2010
The Cathedral of Havana's saint, San Cristobal is one of the most visited sights of Habana Vieja. It is located in the Cathedral Square and was built by Jesuits during the 18th century. It is a magnificent building, designed in baroque style, being the only construction in this style that has asymmetrical features: from the two towers facing the square, one is larger.

The inside of the building is simple and austere, with tall, stone pillars and modest decorations. To see the altar and many of its features, you should slip inside during Mass on a Sunday from 10 o'clock.

Plaza de la Catedral, San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba

Free admission.

Opening Hours:
Sunday mass 10:30; Mon-Fri services 20:00

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