Iglesia de Jesus de Miramar, Havana

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Iglesia de Jesús de Miramar is the second largest church in Cuba. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristobal de la Habana.It was begun in 1948 and inaugurated on May 28, 1953. It is constructed in the Romanesque-Byzantine style. Its architect was Eugenio Cosculluela y Barreras (1893–1978). The church is located at Quinta Ave esquina a 82 (5th avenue at the corner of 82nd street), Miramar, La Habana, Cuba.InteriorThe murals in the church were painted by the Spanish painter, Cesareo Marciano Hombrados y de Onativia (1909–1977) between the years 1952 and 1959. There are more than 266 figures represented in the 14 large murals. His model for the Virgin Mary was his wife, Sara Margarita Fernandez y Lopez (born August 5, 1927 in Havana, Cuba). The writer Carlos Eire, in his book: Waiting for Snow in Havana, says: "What a church that was, so full of murals depicting the passion of Jesus of Nazareth. Huge, colorful murals, most of them densely packed with crowds and people. The oddest thing was that many of those who had paid for the murals had been included in these crowd scenes." (page 225)The largest pipe organ in Cuba (with 5000 pipes) was inaugurated on November 22, 1956 in the church. Parts of the organ were brought from Spain and the rest was constructed in the Church by the Spaniard Guillermo de Aizpuru Egiguren.
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  • Iglesia de Jesus de Miramar looks rather plain on the outside but the interior is gorgeous. there is also a grotto outside at the back.  more »
  • This is the second largest in Cuba. It is a great place to go for quiet meditation. Daily Mass is at 9 am.  more »
  • It is a majestic architectural work of Romano-Byzantine style. Inside has marble columns and a series of murals depicting scenes from the passion of Christ painted by the Spanish Cesareo Marciano Hombrados. It has one of the world's largest pipe organs. In the gardens is a large statue, a replica of the Virgin of Lourdes
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  • Romanesque-Byzantine style church designed by architect Eugenio Cosculluela ..
  • Beautiful large old church, glad to have been able to attend Mass on my trip
  • Excellent architecture...
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  • I miss this heavenly place, an oasis in the midst of Miramar, our Cuban Church suffers, join us in prayer and action to help restore the. They need you and me. God bless you and his grace and spirit to flood our hearts as one flooded those who dedicated his life and resources to build this place that leads many souls to heaven. +++
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  • A large and beautiful church on Fifth Avenue.
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