El Templete, Havana

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Witness 19th-century Neoclassical architecture at El Templete. The temple, which is deeply immersed in stories of the local culture and history, was built in 1828 on the site of the city's first mass and the first council. It sits behind a column that replaces a silk cotton tree where the first mass took place. Inside the structure you'll find three large paintings that depict the first mass, the first town council, and the blessing of the site. Before you head to Havana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Havana trip maker site , to make sure you see all that Havana has to offer, including El Templete.
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  • It really is a quite normal site located in the plaza de armas, currently they have planted a tree already that which had previously shootdown it cyclone Irma and has to be ready within 2 years it will be when they met the 500 years
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  • At the place where the first mass in Havana is been celebrated 1519, built in 1828 a small chapel, which today serves as a museum. Unfortunately, a visit at the time of our stay was not possible (June 2017) because the building was under renovation.
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  • Right now is certado by works of restoration and excavation. We could see it because they have an open door, and they are working on the site
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  • I have been by El Templete over 15 times and I have only seen it open once... and a few of the paintings were gone then for restoration. I would love a good look someday!
  • The template is only a small structure where there is inside a large historical mural. The interesting thing about this place is its garden and the belief about the ceiba. It is said that on the anniversary of Havana if one gives you 3 times to la ceiba and make a wish, this will become a reality. The entrance is free.
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  • It has the structure of a Greek or Roman temple... it makes no sense in this colonial Havana... but despite all this, there is
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  • Interesting site, your time should look very beautiful
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