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Havana Sights

Iglesia del Espíritu Santo

  • Calle Acosta 161 Map It
  • La Habana Vieja
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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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.

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Calle Acosta 161, esquina de Calle de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

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  • Mon.–Sat. 8–2 and 3–6, Sun. 9–1


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