Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Santiago de Cuba

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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.
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  • We visited here as part of a trip to Santiago De Cuba. It is right in the city centre, ok you have to go around the side to find the steps to get you up to the cathedral, definitely worth a visit  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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