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Iglesia de San Juan Batista, Cayo Santa Maria
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Cayo Santa Maria vacation builder to arrange your visit to Iglesia de San Juan Batista and other attractions in Cayo Santa Maria.
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We visited this church while taking a private tour through Remedios while visiting Cayo Santa Maria. This is a must see attraction. We were guided by a gentlemen from the church and left feeling very ... read more »
We visited the church in Remedios. The church is stunning with its yellow outside and gold leaf statues and the ceiling when you look one way you see flowers and when you look the other way something ... read more »
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el centro historico y cultural de remedios,muy bello con su iglesia y rodeado de paradares,y lugares de interesthe historical centre and cultural remedies, very beautiful with its church and surrounded by paradares and points of interestshow original
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