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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  • August 11, 2017
    The original Spanish colonial era church is located near the very popular Plaza de Armas, so combine a visit here with other walking stops. It seems to be open quite a few hours. Although not spectacu...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The effort to climb the tower is worth because it has beautiful views of Havana and the Church itself is worth a visit.
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  • August 4, 2017
    This building was beautiful. It is right off the cruise ship terminal. Easy to walk to from your ship if that is how you arrived to Havana.  more »

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