Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana), Havana
Empedrado 156, Havana 10600
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Contact:+53 7 861 7771/+53 7 861 5213
A fine example of 18th-century Ecclesiastic architecture, the facade is full of columns, niches and other baroque ... More
Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana)
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 the old city walls, Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana) was once inhabited by Jesuit priests until they were evicted, the building was then consecrated as Havana Cathedral in 1789. On the inside there are copies of paintings by Rubens and Murillo on the alters, and at the top end of the choir section one can see part of frescoes by Italian artist Giuseppe Perovanni. Some of Columbus' remains were kept here between 1796 and 1898, and there is a finely crafted sculpture of Saint Christopher, Patron Saint of Havana, which dates from 1632 and was made by Martín Andújar in Seville, Spain.
A favorite stop for tourists, this marvelous cathedral was built in 1592, on the same site of the previous cathedral
that was destroyed by a hurricane around 1584. Located on Calle Cristo, this gothic and neoclassical structure is situated ...
The largest and most important Catholic church in the city is widely considered a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Construction
started in the 16th century and the interior belongs to this period. However, the main facade is the 18th ...
Located on Calle Cristo , the Plaza derives its name from the Cathedral located at its north end. Originally the
Plaza extended from the cathedral to the San Juan Gate. Its history is closely tied with that of the ...