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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  • We read about concerts/music here and really wanted to go. The guide books said you need to go to see what the schedule is and to get tickets. We arrived Saturday. It is open Tuesday to Saturday I thi...  more »
  • This Church is on the edge of Old Havana. It is now used primarily as a concert hall. The dome was destroyed long ago in a hurricane and a wall was erected to close off the old area. The wall has been...  more »
  • It is a square dedicated to a Saint of medieval Assisi. I mean, the twinning between Cubans and Italians is due thanks to these religious aspects. Brotherhood
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