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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  • The ride is fast, a few rooms and a rise in the tower. Worth a visit, including at very cheap price.
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  • The convent is located in the heart of Old Havana and apart from the church and convent , which are very well maintained , its gardens provide a quiet and cool spot from the hustle and bustle of the c...  more »
  • The church was not open but the plaza was a great place to people watch, both tourists and the Cubans who make business there. It is has some interesting sculptures of diverse styles and magnificent s...  more »