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  • Squares: San Fransisco  Square

    San Fransisco Square, Havana . Cuba

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address From: Oficios y Amargura, Old Havana
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  • Description Squares: San Fransisco Square, Havana . Cuba

    Called San Francisco because of the convent next to it, this square was conceived in 1628, with the objective of supplying water to the ships trading with the metropolis. For many years it also served to stockpile the goods arriving from the harbor. Chronicles of the time say that the square had a busy commercial life. The people, in humble carts or afoot, sold and bought a variety of goods. It’s important to know that through this place the Spanish immigrants arrived to Cuba. Among the houses built around the plaza, as was already usual, the house of the Arostegui family, residence of the Captain Generals until the completion of the City Hall at the end of the 18th century, was erected.

    During a long period of the Spanish dominion, the San Francisco Fairs took place at the square, beginning on October 3. It is said that around the year 1600 the first fountain of the city could be seen at the plaza. In 1836 it was replaced by a beautiful fountain made of white Carrara marble by Giuseppe Gaggini, under the good auspices of the Villanueva Count. This fountain is called Fuente de los Leones (Lions Fountain). At that time it was protected by an iron fence, as seen in some pictures of 1835. Later on, because it was feared that it could be damaged, it was relocated to the Paseo de Isabel II, nowadays Paseo de José Martí (or Paseo del Prado, as it was also called). Finally, the fountain was returned to its original location where it still remains

     

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  • Interesting Place next to San Fransisco Square
  • Lions Fountain Lions Fountain

    Lat:23.13730   Lon:-82.34840 

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    It is said that around the year 1600 the first fountain of the city could be seen at the San Francisco…

    Old Havana Old Havana

    Lat:23.13705   Lon:-82.34866 

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    Old Havana, which for centuries was inside the walled part of the city, was founded in late 1519 at…

    Rum Museum Rum Museum

    Lat:23.13590   Lon:-82.34774 

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    Discover part of the Cuban culture throught the history of Havana Club, the Cuban Rum, and its elaboration…

    La Bodeguita del Medio La Bodeguita del Medio

    Lat:23.14080   Lon:-82.35230 

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    The walls are plastered with autographs and drawings left by travelers who have relished the bar's grilled…

    Port Avenue Port Avenue

    Lat:23.14241   Lon:-82.35079 

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    It is around the Havana Bay

    Paseo Alameda de Paula Paseo Alameda de Paula

    Lat:23.13220   Lon:-82.34800 

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    Alameda de Paula, a wonderful Promenade built during the second half of the XVIII century.

    Craft Market Old Havana Craft Market Old Havana

    Lat:23.13014   Lon:-82.34882 

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    Havana’s craft market has just been relocated to the Centro Antiguos Almacenes de Depósito…

    Statue of El Cristo (The Christ) Statue of El Cristo (The Christ)

    Lat:23.14440   Lon:-82.34556 

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    Statue of El Cristo (The Christ)

    Floridita Floridita

    Lat:23.13730   Lon:-82.35730 

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    This bar is one of the most elegant bars in all of Havana, with many of its patrons being important…

    Fine Arts Museum Fine Arts Museum

    Lat:23.14018   Lon:-82.35725 

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    The National Fine Arts Museum was created in 1913 and in 1955 it was moved to the building that currently…

  • Museums next to San Fransisco Square
  • Art Sacro Museum Art Sacro Museum

    Lat:23.13700   Lon:-82.34830 

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    Hosted by the prestigious concert hall at the San Francisco de Asis Minor Basilic, this museum exhibits…

    9 de Abril Gun Smith's Museum 9 de Abril Gun Smith's Museum

    Lat:23.13837   Lon:-82.34988 

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    This gunsmith’s shop, founded in 1934 under the name of Gunsmith Company of Cuba, was attacked…

    Alejandro de Humboldt  Museum Alejandro de Humboldt Museum

    Lat:23.13589   Lon:-82.34863 

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    The main objective of this institution is to preserve research and promote the historical legacy of…

    Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum  House Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum House

    Lat:23.13882   Lon:-82.34962 

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    The House-museum Oswaldo Guayasamín has three permanent expositions to honour and preserve the memory…

    Rum Museum Rum Museum

    Lat:23.13590   Lon:-82.34774 

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    Discover part of the Cuban culture throught the history of Havana Club, the Cuban Rum, and its elaboration…

    Automovil  Museum Automovil Museum

    Lat:23.13923   Lon:-82.34925 

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    An exhibition of classic cars can be enjoyed in this singular place, including the Cadillac used by…

    Obra Pia House Obra Pia House

    Lat:23.13870   Lon:-82.35020 

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    After a meticulous work, by November of 1983 one of the most beautiful colonial mansions in the Historic…

    Africa House Africa House

    Lat:23.13850   Lon:-82.35050 

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    It is located in an old colonial palace in Old Havana, and it was inaugurated in 1986. It holds valuable…

    The Asian House The Asian House

    Lat:23.13900   Lon:-82.35010 

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    It was the mansion of an influential Dominican clergyman in the 18th century. It was restored in 1997…

    Tabacco Museum Tabacco Museum

    Lat:23.13910   Lon:-82.35040 

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  • Squares next to San Fransisco Square
  • San Fransisco  Square San Fransisco Square

    Lat:23.13750   Lon:-82.34860 

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    Called San Francisco because of the convent next to it, this square was conceived in 1628, with the…

    Plaza Vieja - Old Square Plaza Vieja - Old Square

    Lat:23.13600   Lon:-82.35000 

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    Considering the decision taken by the keeper of the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, in the first half of…

    Armas  Square Armas Square

    Lat:23.13940   Lon:-82.35060 

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    The first known public square of Havana was located on the spot that, later on in the 16th century,…

    Arms Square Arms Square

    Lat:23.13940   Lon:-82.35060 

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    Today called Marti Park, from there were planned the first 25 blocks of what would be the urban center…

    Cathedral Square Cathedral Square

    Lat:23.14120   Lon:-82.35178 

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    The area where the Plaza de la Catedral is located used to be, according to 17th century records, a…

    Cristo Square Cristo Square

    Lat:23.13580   Lon:-82.35610 

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    By agreement of the town council, in March, 1640 the Plaza del Cristo was created. The project also…

    Albear Square Albear Square

    Lat:23.13770   Lon:-82.35730 

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    Jose Marti ­ Revolution Square Jose Marti ­ Revolution Square

    Lat:23.12420   Lon:-82.38590 

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    The area was originally called Civic Square, in the 1950s. During the past 40 years, it has been the…

  • Areas of Natural Interest next to San Fransisco Square
  • National Botanical Gardens National Botanical Gardens

    Lat:22.99233   Lon:-82.34296 

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    This spacious area located in Lenin Park contains everything from a Japanese garden to greenhouses bursting…

  • City next to San Fransisco Square
  • San Jose de las Lajas San Jose de las Lajas

    Lat:22.961390   Lon:-82.151110 

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  • Architecture next to San Fransisco Square
  • San Fransisco de Asis Convent San Fransisco de Asis Convent

    Lat:23.13705   Lon:-82.34866 

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    This is one of the most extraordinary convent and church complex of the colonial time. The plan of the…

    Lonja del Comercio Building  Comerce Guild Lonja del Comercio Building Comerce Guild

    Lat:23.13810   Lon:-82.34850 

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    Open since 1909, the project was designed by the Valencian architect and sculptor Tomás Mur,…

    The House of Arabians The House of Arabians

    Lat:23.13910   Lon:-82.34940 

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    The huge old house hosting this museum, placed in the very heart of the ancient part of Havana, is the…

    Obra Pia House Obra Pia House

    Lat:23.13870   Lon:-82.35020 

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    This house is one of the greater distinctions at the colonial time. At the moment of its renovation…

    Palacio Cueto Palacio Cueto

    Lat:23.13540   Lon:-82.34950 

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    It was built in 1906 on designs by the architect Arturo Márquez. It was a warehouse and a hat…

    House of Casa Lombillo Count House of Casa Lombillo Count

    Lat:23.13581   Lon:-82.35030 

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    Doña María Luisa Peñalver y Navarrete lived in this house until her dying day in…

    House of the San Juan de Jaruco Count House of the San Juan de Jaruco Count

    Lat:23.13540   Lon:-82.35010 

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    This family, originally from Castilla La Nueva, went to Canary Islands and took part in its conquest.…

    Captain Generals Palacio Captain Generals Palacio

    Lat:23.13997   Lon:-82.34998 

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    One of the most important architectural monuments in Old Havana, of a neat Baroque style, is the ancient…

    Real Fuerza Castle Museum Real Fuerza Castle Museum

    Lat:23.14020   Lon:-82.34990 

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    A previous fortress, the Fuerza Vieja (Old Force), was badly damaged in 1555 during an attack on Havana…

    El Templete El Templete

    Lat:23.14049   Lon:-82.34903 

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    This small neo-classical style construction was built in the second half of the 18th Century. It is…

  • Churches and Convents next to San Fransisco Square
  • San Fransisco de Asis Convent San Fransisco de Asis Convent

    Lat:23.13705   Lon:-82.34866 

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    This is one of the most extraordinary convent and church complex of the colonial time. The plan of the…

    Santa Clara de Asis Convent and Church Santa Clara de Asis Convent and Church

    Lat:23.13414   Lon:-82.35066 

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    National Center for Restoration, Preservation and Museology This convent was the first monastery of…

    Havana Cathedral Havana Cathedral

    Lat:23.14120   Lon:-82.35178 

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    The area where the Plaza de la Catedral is located used to be, according to 17th century records, a…

    Santa Teresa de Jesus Convent and Church Santa Teresa de Jesus Convent and Church

    Lat:23.13571   Lon:-82.35373 

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    This was the last of the convents established in Havana in the 18th century. Its founders were the Doctor…

    San Carlos y San Ambrosio San Carlos y San Ambrosio

    Lat:23.14176   Lon:-82.35187 

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    Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

    Lat:23.13147   Lon:-82.35021 

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    Since 1638 several setbacks conspired against this convent being built, but finally, with help from…

    San Francisco de Paula Church San Francisco de Paula Church

    Lat:23.13090   Lon:-82.34880 

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    On the same spot where the Ermita del Calvario was first located, the Women´s Hospital of Saint…

    Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje Church Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje Church

    Lat:23.13618   Lon:-82.35606 

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    Before the Iglesia del Cristo was erected in 1640, a hermitage devoted to Nuestra Señora del…

    Santo Angel Costudio Church Santo Angel Costudio Church

    Lat:23.14160   Lon:-82.35580 

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    It lies on one of the few and modest hills of the city, at first called Peña Pobre and then Loma…

    Iglesia Metodista Iglesia Metodista

    Lat:23.13776   Lon:-82.38349 

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    The architect Ricardo E. Acosta won the Franklin Gold Medal 1951, which gave valuable prize annually…

  • Monuments next to San Fransisco Square
  • Antonio Maceo Monument Antonio Maceo Monument

    Lat:23.14120   Lon:-82.37210 

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    Monument to the victims of Maine Monument to the victims of Maine

    Lat:23.14490   Lon:-82.38250 

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    This monument is located in Vedado, close to Linea and Malecon. It was built in 1926, crowned by an…

    Jose Marti Monument Jose Marti Monument

    Lat:23.12260   Lon:-82.38640 

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    A great exhibit of the life and work of the Apostle, and the story of the Memorial. A lookout from the…

    Jose Marti Memorial Jose Marti Memorial

    Lat:23.12260   Lon:-82.38640 

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    A great exhibit of the life and work of the Apostle, and the story of the Memorial. A lookout from the…

  • Colonial Fortress next to San Fransisco Square
  • Real Fuerza Castle Museum Real Fuerza Castle Museum

    Lat:23.14020   Lon:-82.34990 

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    Around 1540 there was a fortress called Fuerza Vieja (Old Forces) in the place later occupied by the…

    The Prince Fortress The Prince Fortress

    Lat:23.14244   Lon:-82.35293 

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    After the siege and occupation of Havana by the English, from 1762 to 1763, a careful consideration…

    Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña

    Lat:23.14710   Lon:-82.34950 

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    Restablished the Hispanic dominance in Havana, one of the first dispositions of the king Carlos III,…

    San Salvador de la Punta Fort San Salvador de la Punta Fort

    Lat:23.14600   Lon:-82.35750 

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    La Punta just like El Morro was designed to protect the entrance to the Havana Bay that became an important…

    Morro Castle Morro Castle

    Lat:23.14920   Lon:-82.35510 

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    From the 16th century on, the advantages of the natural rocky elevation that lay by the bay’s…

    San Lazaro Turret San Lazaro Turret

    Lat:23.14160   Lon:-82.37408 

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    The creek next to the town, where the turret was erected was known at first by the name of the lot’s…

    Castillo de Jagua Castillo de Jagua

    Lat:23.13578   Lon:-82.38805 

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    In Castillo de Jagua Fortress, which is considered the 3ª important fortress of the country and…

    Chorrera Fortress Chorrera Fortress

    Lat:23.13200   Lon:-82.40950 

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    If the 16th century had La Real Fuerza as an invulnerable shield in its military conception, and the…

    Cojimar Fortress Cojimar Fortress

    Lat:23.16730   Lon:-82.29460 

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    If the 16th century had La Real Fuerza as an invulnerable shield in its military conception, and the…

    Cojimar Fortress Cojimar Fortress

    Lat:23.16730   Lon:-82.29460 

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    If the 16th century had La Real Fuerza as an invulnerable shield in its military conception, and the…

  • Car rental offices next to San Fransisco Square
  • Crucero Car rental officeCrucero Car rental office

    Avenida del Puerto, la Habana Vieja
    8660284 52m

    Terminal de Crucero Car rental officeTerminal de Crucero Car rental office

    Ave del Puerto. Habana Vieja.
    8626343 177m

    Hotel Ambos Mundos Car rental officeHotel Ambos Mundos Car rental office

    Calle Obispo esq Mercaderes, Habana Vieja
    8669616 294m

    Museo de la Revolucion Car rental officeMuseo de la Revolucion Car rental office

    Calle Refugio. Nro. 1, entre Zuleta y Avenida de las Misiones
    78632271 951m

    Hotel Plaza Car rental officeHotel Plaza Car rental office

    Calle Ignacio Agramonte. Havana Vieja
    8668915 976m

  • Gas stations next to San Fransisco Square
  • La Rampa Gas stations La Rampa Gas stations

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 3km 134m

    Tángana Gas stations Tángana Gas stations

    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 3km 679m

    L y 17 Gas stations L y 17 Gas stations

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 3km 840m

    Guanabo Gas stations Guanabo Gas stations

    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 3km 840m

    Ayestarán Gas stations Ayestarán Gas stations

    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 5km 213m

    Riviera Gas stations Riviera Gas stations

    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 5km 491m

    17 y 12 Gas stations 17 y 12 Gas stations

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 5km 536m

    Santa Catalina Gas stations Santa Catalina Gas stations

    Santa Catalina y Vento. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 335531 5km 704m

    El Tunel Gas stations El Tunel Gas stations

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 6km 617m

    31 y 18 Gas stations 31 y 18 Gas stations

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 7km 203m

  • Automatic Cash next to San Fransisco Square
  • 0011 Automatic Cash 0011 Automatic Cash

    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    3km 721m

    0014 Automatic Cash 0014 Automatic Cash

    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City
    5km 251m

    0073 Automatic Cash 0073 Automatic Cash

    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    6km 877m

    0115 Automatic Cash 0115 Automatic Cash

    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    9km 741m

    0160 Automatic Cash 0160 Automatic Cash

    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    9km 884m

    0030 Automatic Cash 0030 Automatic Cash

    Ave. 3ra. e/ 78 y 80. Havana City
    10km 076m

    0067 Automatic Cash 0067 Automatic Cash

    Calle 16 No. 306 e/ 3ra. y 5ta.. Havana City
    10km 076m

    0183 Automatic Cash 0183 Automatic Cash

    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    10km 076m

    0031 Automatic Cash 0031 Automatic Cash

    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    11km 315m

  • Currency Exchange next to San Fransisco Square
  • Lonja del Comercio Currency Exchange Lonja del Comercio Currency Exchange

    Calle Oficios esq. a Baratillo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 669628 85m

    Hotel Parque Central Currency Exchange Hotel Parque Central Currency Exchange

    Paseo del Prado e/ Neptuno y Virtudes. Havana City
    1km 046m

    Hotel Sevilla Currency Exchange Hotel Sevilla Currency Exchange

    Paseo del Prado esq. a Refugio. Havana City
    (537) 8639030 1km 057m

    Hotel Deauville Currency Exchange Hotel Deauville Currency Exchange

    Calle Galiano esq. a Malecón. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 620m

    Hotel Vedado Currency Exchange Hotel Vedado Currency Exchange

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 224m

    Hotel Nacional Currency Exchange Hotel Nacional Currency Exchange

    Calle O y 21. Havana City
    (537) 8733564 4km 091m

    Hotel Cohiba Currency Exchange Hotel Cohiba Currency Exchange

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    5km 517m

    Hotel Riviera Currency Exchange Hotel Riviera Currency Exchange

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 5km 659m

    Agromercado 15 y 24 Currency Exchange Agromercado 15 y 24 Currency Exchange

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 6km 203m

    Kasalta Currency Exchange Kasalta Currency Exchange

    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    6km 656m

  • Clinics next to San Fransisco Square
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    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 2km 332m

    Retinosis Pigmentaria   Centro Internacional   Camilo Cienfuegos Clinic Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos Clinic

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 3km 980m

    Instituto Cardiovascular Clinic Instituto Cardiovascular Clinic

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 4km 901m

    SPA Hotel Riviera Clinic SPA Hotel Riviera Clinic

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 5km 659m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales Clinic Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales Clinic

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 6km 883m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria Clinic Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria Clinic

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    6km 909m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central Clinic Cira Garcia, Clinica Central Clinic

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 6km 958m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital Clinic Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital Clinic

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 9km 084m

    Comodoro, SPA Club Clinic Comodoro, SPA Club Clinic

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 10km 285m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais Clinic Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais Clinic

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 12km 954m

  • Drugstores next to San Fransisco Square
  • International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla Drugstore International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla Drugstore

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 1km 057m

    International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre Drugstore International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre Drugstore

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 3km 503m

    International Drugstore 41 y 20 Drugstore International Drugstore 41 y 20 Drugstore

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 7km 027m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella Drugstore International Drugstore Casa Bella Drugstore

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 7km 594m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios Drugstore International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios Drugstore

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 10km 067m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro Drugstore International Drugstore SPA Comodoro Drugstore

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 10km 285m

  • San Fransisco Square is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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  • birdsofafeather1
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    lorreta

    Plaza de San Fransisco
    In the centre of this picturesque square giving it an Andalusian feel is the Fuente de los Leones. The fountain is modelled on the one in the Alhambra in Granada. The main building in the square is the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis. It was built in the 16th century as the home of the Franciscan community. Attached to it is a 42 m high bell tower. This square gives plenty of photo opportunities, but beware if you stand still for long, you may get accosted by the women in traditional clothes & asked if you want a photo taken with them, for a price of course.

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    james t

    “Never Open! ”
    The square is pretty with the usual bars and restaurants. The Cathedral although I'm sure well worth a visit was never open the four days we tried to visit it!

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    baxter932

    “Nice place but ”
    Unless you are with a tour guide you will not know anything about it. And again there are people following you around, sketching you then insisting you pay for the sketch etc. People dressed in bright and colorful garb who stand beside you then want money. Is all in the fun for pictures but don't expect anything for free. Typical... More 

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    MrPostie99

    “San Fran Square ”
    A usual starting point for tourists. The lovely cuban ladies will want a photo with you. Nice church with a few statues nearby. Good spot for photos.

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    1espresso

    “A nice place to visit."... ”
    Our hotel was here, the convent is located close by. The fountain and statues are really nice. There is locals selling there wares here also.

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    Adventurers049

    “A lovely square ”
    All the squares in Havana are lovely and good places to relax in. You can get a good view of the square from the bell tower of the St Francis of Asisi church.

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    Review about Squares: San Fransisco Square
    Awfull Excellent
    tom s

    “What a wonderful restaurant ”
    The restaurant in this hotel is truly a 5 star treat. Presentation was lovely, food delicious and service impeccable !

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    Review about Squares: San Fransisco Square
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    Colors68

    “Very nice area ”
    It is a very nice area to walk and enjoy the Old Havana history. It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafeterias where you will enjoy a terrific coffee and a very good food. Lots of quinceañeras go there to have their pictures taken, as well as weddings going by in the old carriages. Very nice Plaza area.

  • birdsofafeather1
    Review about Squares: San Fransisco Square
    Awfull Excellent
    Nancy O

    “Beautifully restored with great cafes and art work ”
    I loved this plaza the most. It had the most charm with outside cafes and sculptures in the square. You can take a carriage ride, shop, or have a wonderful meal. A great place to relaz and enjoy Cuban hospitality.

  • birdsofafeather1
    Review about Squares: San Fransisco Square
    Awfull Excellent
    psdunner

    “Well redone ”
    Beautifully restored colonial square in Old Havana. Lovely to walk around and people watch. Lots of places to stop for a mojito

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    Review about Squares: San Fransisco Square
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    Breakfastlover23

    “Step back in time ”
    You can imagine what life was like from this square. Really charming. Don't miss the nearby Chocolate Museum, Museo del Chocolate!