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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  • While this is in the middle of Havana it is so peaceful and historic. Beautiful church and many religious relics to see. Do NOT skip the bell tower it's a beautiful view of the city and water. There w...  more »
  • Very nice. Still a Catholic Church with services. Beautiful both inside and out. Architecture and ornamentation inside is stunning.  more »
  • A lively place, but not too with beautiful buildings, we arrived there by chance out of the Museum of rum. A must see!
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