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 planner to get the most from your Havana vacation.
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  • It must be done with comfortable shoes, is paved streets, it gets very hot, but it is a beautiful building inside d euna city non-accompanying
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  • A beautiful church and convent, no longer used as such but refurbished into a concert hall. Right across from the port of call for Havana, beautiful architecture.  more »
  • Very well maintained. Visit the unmissable cloisters. When I visited it was rehearsing a choir, which made the experience more enjoyable.
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