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Iglesia del Espíritu Santo

Iglesia del Espíritu Santo Review

Havana's oldest church (c. 1638) was built by Afro-Cubans who were brought to the island as slaves but who later bought their freedom, a common phenomenon in Cuba. Fittingly, today it's the only church in the city authorized to grant political asylum. Its interior has several notable paintings; notice especially the representation of a seated, post-Crucifixion Christ on the right wall. The crypt under the left of the altar contains catacombs. The three-story belfry to the left of the church is one of La Habana Vieja's tallest towers.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Acosta 161, esquina de Calle de Cuba La Habana Vieja, Havana | Map It
  • Phone: 7/862–3410
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8–2 and 3–6, Sun. 9–1
  • Location: La Habana Vieja

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