Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Santiago de Cuba

4.3
#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba
Make your way to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption to witness the 16th Century architecture that stands tall over Satiago de Cuba's central square. Erected in 1518, the cathedral features two tall bell towers flanking each side of the holy structure. Before you head in, take a look between the two towers to find an imposing statue of Michael the Archangel. Wander inside to find a tall central nave with wooden pews leading all the way down to a central altar. Arches and columns hold up the structure and stretch all the way up to a light blue and white dome shaped ceiling. Climb up one of the towers to enjoy views over the city. By using our Santiago de Cuba road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and other attractions in Santiago de Cuba.
Create an itinerary including Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
map
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
206 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • September 13, 2017
    Built in 1514 and originally dedicated to St. Catherine (Santa Catalina). Pope Adrian VI declared it cathedral. in 1522 and its construction ended in 1526. It was destroyed several times by earthquaqu...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    It is worth a visit if you enjoy art. The paintings on the walls and ceiling were breath taking and the statues were amazing they even have a black virgin mary. The history of the building was interes...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    The Church is beautiful, perfectly proportioned, the acoustics are exellent, the exhibit is very interesting.  more »

Plan your trip to Santiago de Cuba

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Santiago de Cuba

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Santiago de Cuba by other users

30 days in Cuba, Bolivia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO December, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South America, Central America, Mexico & Caribbean BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM GREECE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Mexico, Caribbean & United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Colombia & Cuba BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Santiago de Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans