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 planner to get the most from your Havana vacation.
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  • Very nice Church, can easily without need to pay guide or transportation. Important: not allowing entry with pants too short or necklines (however provide a piece of cloth to cover to enter and see inside.
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  • The Baroque building that needs a built around the harbour by the Franciscan order, had the highest Tower in the Caribbean, what was the reason to be proud of Cubans and jealousy on the part of other Nations. Today after renovation is used most often as a concert hall or exhibition.
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  • it seems plain and simple and we did not have the money left at the end of the day to visit - iconic and true to form and a service in the morning.  more »
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