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 grandiose 'Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis' in Havana old town ceased to be used for worship in 1762 following British occupation. Today the convent houses a religious museum and the churc...  more »
  • The Church is located in the old town, specially in her drive makes no sense, but if you pass go. Very beautiful architecture.
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  • We went both by day to visit this historic church which also has an exhibition of religious artefacts and an art exhibition in the adjacent cloisters, with the music from a rehearsal wafting through t...  more »