Zeb the Duck and his group of humans explored 2 more plazas. So old and historic and so peaceful. First we discovered the Plaza de San Francisco de Asisi. The Basilica is now a museum and concert hall. Two to three times weekly choral and chamber music is performed. The inside has excellent acoustics.
This plaza is known for the beautiful Fuente de los Leones (Lions Fountain) which was built in 1836 by Giuseppe Gaggini.
On one side of the basilica is the statue of El Caballero de Paris (The Gentleman of Paris).
People rub his beard for good luck.
This statue is near the entrance.
The plaza is so peaceful that couples get married here.
Horse carriage rides are available also. We did not have enough time for a ride.
The streets here are rather narrow.
Walking through San Francisco Plaza we head for Plaza Vieja (old plaza). We discovered this aqueduct built between 1565 and 1592.
In 1982 Old Havana was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity and restoration began. Now this plaza is full of people
and has many restaurants, an aquarium, a planetarium, and the Chocolate Museum.
Really the chocolate museum is more a café with reasonable prices and decadent chocolate. I even saw a lady’s high heeled shoe made of chocolate. Go inside purchase chocolate and relax at a small marble table. Yum!
I, Zeb the Duck, liked this street with café tables, not cars or horses.
We saw little cafes like this everywhere.
I like the plazas of Old Havana. You will too.