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San Francisco de Asis Square

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Address: Havana, Cuba
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The best square in Havana

I would place this square on top of the list even I liked all the squares in Old Havana - it open up towards the harbour and has very interesting buildings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dehradun, India
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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would place this square on top of the list even I liked all the squares in Old Havana - it open up towards the harbour and has very interesting buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful square to hang out and people watch. Beautiful architecture and also has a lovely sculpture called 'La Conversación'.

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another square comparable to those in Italy and Spain. Beautiful structures and sculptures are in the square ...all worth the visit. Take a city tour so you can be sure to capture all of the history surrounding this fantastic neighborhood.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jammed with tourists, as the cruise ships land close by. Be careful that you are not paying New York prices for food and drink. Good and inexpensive experiences can be found only a block or two away

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice part of the city. There is the church of San Francisco which is a venue hall now. There is a nice cafe around there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stroll. Nothing out of the ordinary but the church is an impressive site. There are also a few good art galleries surrounding it. If you want to get a cool convertible tour you can pick up a car here... Should be $25 per/hr.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Across from the harbour is the Plaza de San Francisco which owes nothing to its California namesake but from the Franciscan convent built there and dates from 1575. It is dominated by the 18th century basilica with a fantastic 140 ft. tower, the tallest in Havana. Opposite there is an impressive building "Lonja" which was formerly the stock exchange now... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Fransisco de Asis Square is old but clean and a feast for the eyes. A nearby art gallery was an eyeful for me but would have satisfied rock hard men who like arty porn. Sort of goes with Havana - you can take this city any way you like, look at its colourful buidlings, be ashamed at how they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to pick up a taxi or get dropped off, and also a central point to walk to the marketplace and into Habana Vieja. Lots of sights around so a good central spot for tourists (if you need a landmark).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to find a place to watch people, to sit at an outdoor cafe and to see impromptu street performances, this is the place to be. It is the complete experience. Cobblestones, flights of birds fluttering overhead, and plenty of people.

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