Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, Sancti Spiritus

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Church Historic Site
In the heart of the city stands Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, the biggest church in Cuba. Towering over the plaza, the church features a simplistic Neo-classical façade with cracked paint and stains around its edges. Inside the church contains an impressive 18th-century wooden statue of Christ "El Señor de la Vera Cruz," which serves as a culturally important monument of the city. Notice the grand white arches that support the church's high ceilings and a mahogany alter lavished with decoration at the end of the hall. Work out when and for how long to visit Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and other Sancti Spiritus attractions using our handy Sancti Spiritus tour planner.
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  • The church is an insight into the religious life of Cubans. Architecture is rather simple, but the inside is worth seeing. The statues and the altar are lovely and I enjoyed seeing the difference betw...  more »
  • We visited a church locally called the Humble Church at this map location in Sancti Spiritus. It is opposite a plaza at Agramonte and Honorato, is painted blue and was a pleasant, cool interlude to st...  more »
  • The Church of the Holy Trinity was built on the site of a previous 17th-century church that was destroyed during the 19th century by a cyclone which damaged many buildings in Trinidad. The church cont...  more »

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