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The Cathedral of St Cristóbal of Habana

The Cathedral of St Cristóbal of Habana is located in the beautiful square “Plaza de la Catedral”, and it is the greatest example of the so-called “Cuban baroque style,” that was developed in Cuba at the beginning of the 18th century.
Its construction started in 1748 and finished in 1777, and it was given the rank of Cathedral in 1787. For over 100 years-from 1796 to 1898-the body of Christopher Columbus lay in a mausoleum here.
This square became one of the main places of the city during the XVIII century, wealthy families of Havana’s high society started then to build mansions that can still be seen in the area.
This is a very quiet place, but sometimes full of tourists. It is a pleasure to sit in the terrace to take a refreshment, in the evening, or at night, when the Cathedral shows its beauty thanks a to a smooth illumination.
I like this Cathedral a lot, it has something special, magical… and I have post it, after having seen that there isn’t any photo of this Cathedral showing both towers together, here in TE. So, here is it. With its impressive beauty.
One of the places that will remain for ever in my mind.

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Additional Photos by Jaume Pages Pinyol (jpages) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 51 N: 457] (1670)
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