The building where the current church and convent of Saint Francis of Assisi stand dates back to the 16th century, which was ... More
Convento de San Francisco
The building where the current church and convent of Saint Francis of Assisi stand dates back to the 16th century, which was when the main religious orders established themselves in Havana. Since 1842 it has been run by the Third Order of Saint Francis that dates from the first half of the 17th century; it was then that Augustinian monks first arrived in Cuba. The architecture has a marked ornamental Mexican feel to it; the building now has a multiple role as museum and venue for all sorts of concerts and other cultural events.
The San Pedro Apóstol parish in the Dalt Vila area of the city did not have its own church until
the State granted the use of the so called "Convent" church to the diocese in 1929. The foundations for ...
Located in an old convent dating back to 1734, this is a combination of both museum and church. The spacious
building itself is a wonderful example of 18th century architecture, with a display that includes many old paintings, some ...
A fine example of 18th century Ecclesiastic architecture, the facade is full of columns, niches and other baroque embellishments, in
contrast to the asymmetry of the spires. Close to the sea and dominating one of the main squares within ...