Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, Havana

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Admire the architecture and striking bell tower at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, a symbol of Havana's Franciscan order. Built in its present form in 1716, the current structure is a reconstruction of the original, which the Franciscans erected over a century earlier in 1591. Head inside to see the hulking statue of Jesus suspended over the altar, then climb up the tower stairs for views over town. Check the church's schedule of events ahead of arrival: the acoustics here make it well worth catching a concert if you can. For Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi and beyond, use our Havana trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Havana vacation.
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  • This is a must see!! The church & the convent next to it reopened in 1994 after restoration. The Cathedral is now used as a concert hall for classical music performances on Saturdays @ 6pm & Sundays @...  more »
  • Cool, shady and full of atmosphere. 2 Peseo to get in and well worth it to explore all the areas, exhibits and go to the top of the roof. 
  • We almost missed this church. Stumbled across it in the last day and so glad we did. It is understated but beautifully restored. We couldn't get into the cathedral so I can't compare but this was a hi...  more »