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Plaza de la Catedral, Havana - My Little Life's Journeys
We are now heading to the final square on our Old Havana walking tour. As we walk through an alleyway, we pass by this mysterious looking face on the wall of Casa del Marqués de Arcos. Once a mansion, it was transformed into Havana’s main post office in the mid-19th century. You’ll spot a few faces along the wall used for mailboxes. Directly across from Casa del Marqués de Arcos is a mural done by a Cuban artist depicting 67 of Cuba’s historical figures. Various colors of sand and stone mixtures were used to create this mural. We finally entered Plaza de la Catedral, and as you can see it is a bit more crowded than the previous squares. The streets began to fill with commuters, tourists, and shop keepers as it got later in the day. The Havana Cathedral is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island. The square was originally named Plaza de la Ciénaga (Swamp Square), but it was eventually drained and paved, and construction on the cathedral began. Thus a new name was needed. While the cathedral is the main focal point of the square, you can’t help but notice the stone buildings surrounding it. The blue accents, …