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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  • Take the long climb up the bell tower for the beautiful view of old Havana. We went early in the day and it wasn't too crowded.  more »
  • I would recommend you visit the bell tower and climb to the top for the view, once you have visited the church and convent (what you can see).  more »
  • We always stop by San Francisco Sq. The vibe of the people visiting Cuba along side the Cuban people offering tours, transportation , cigars and more is a must experience !  more »