Iglesia de San Juan Batista, Cayo Santa Maria

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Nestled in the only plaza in Cuba with two churches, Iglesia de San Juan Batista's soft golden glow will attract you to its door first. Built in 1692 on the remains of a church dating back to 1570, the religious structure is considered one of the oldest in Cuba. Under constant siege in the 17th and 18th century, the building was painted white to disguise it from pirates and marauders. Its glittering gold walls were not seen again until 1944, when a millionaire Cuban philanthropist restored the site to its former glory. Step inside to find even more gold, lavished across 13 ornately decorated altars. If the front doors are closed, head round the rear of the building or attend evening mass. Plan to visit Iglesia de San Juan Batista and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cayo Santa Maria attractions using our Cayo Santa Maria day trip site .
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  • We arrived at the airport of Santa Clara Cuba and from there we went by taxi to cayo Santa Maria made a stop in the town of Remedios to the delight of a beer glass
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  • The oldest and most beautiful church you can ever seen in Cuba..remedios is a very unique Ville.. this is a city where you are not going to feel like a tourist people in this city are very friendly bu...  more »
  • UNS church with charm. His pregnant Virgin is the most visited figure. You can visit from 14 to 16 h
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