Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, Sancti Spiritus

4.5
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Sancti Spiritus Province
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. Add Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and other attractions to your Sancti Spiritus trip itinerary using our Sancti Spiritus trip builder .
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  • It is a relic well preserved by the Trinitarians, with an unusual deroche of gold and precious stones and lots of precious wood of the area
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  • I liked Sancti Spiritus a lot because the village was very Cuban. It was like we were the only tourists in town. This church was builded in 1514 by the Spanish. It was in wood. In the 17th century the...  more »
  • It is advisable to visit. Beyond your beliefs, you will see how the Spaniards built and tried to spread their faith
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  • Very nice church.
  • Absolutely amazing.
  • Interesting church and the views from the top are really worth it
  • So simple inside. A great sense of tranquility.
  • Simple but beautiful and welcoming Church.
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