Eastern Cuba Travel Guide

Eastern Cuba Sights

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

  • Calle Heredia Map It
  • Santiago de Cuba
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

The twin towers and central dome of Santiago's Neoclassical cathedral loom over the southern edge of Parque Céspedes. Because this area is atop a hill, the cathedral's profile is visible from afar and creates a recognizable silhouette. Although it was first built on this site in 1523, the current building dates primarily from 1922. Inside, the painted ceiling has been beautifully restored, and there are several noteworthy works of religious art, including a sculpture of Cuba's patron saint, La Virgen de la Caridad. A two-room museum near the east entrance displays objects relating to the history of the Catholic Church in Cuba.

Sight Information


Calle Heredia, Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, 90100, Cuba

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Sight Details:

  • Donation suggested for church; CUC$1 for museum
  • Church daily 8–10 am and 5–7:30 pm. Mass Mon. and Wed. 6:30 pm, Sat. 5 pm, Sun. 9 am, and 6:30 pm. Museum Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5:30

Published 08/26/2015


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