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Address: Off the Plaza Mayor, Trinidad, Cuba
Description: Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest...
Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest church in Cuba.
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The main altar and all the side altars are beautifully carved. The saints have glass eyes and extremely delicately carved. The church has been restored and is a magnificent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The main altar and all the side altars are beautifully carved. The saints have glass eyes and extremely delicately carved. The church has been restored and is a magnificent example of colonial architecture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Again another one on the tourist trail of this overrated town but if you are hoping for a quiet moment of reflection this is not the place for you as it is full of coach trips clicking at every image.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This lovely church has a commanding view of the old town. Inside was quiet and interesting. But when my friends and I returned on Sunday for the service, we were told that tourists were not allowed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This church commands the top postition on this rather nice square. Set in the upper streets of Trinidad so it is a little less busy with traffic and people. This is a large church anew were allowed to go inside and stand at the back on a Sunday during service. Very welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Was able to get a glimpse inside. We were told it was the largest cathedral in Cuba. Unfortunately it was being restored so a lot of construction around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Plaza Mayor there is a cathedral called "Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad". Built on the 19th century. Inside there is a neo-gothic altar. The sunday masses are lovely with great spanish music. on the right side of the cathedral is the "casa de la musica" -one of the best of its kind in Cuba, and a must visit place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Step inside this huge church and admire the architecture and alters. Not much from the outside, but inside was quite nice. Some locals were there sitting on the benches, would be neat to attend during a Sunday mass.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Iglesias Parroquuial de la Santisima Trinidad is another perfect example of the influence of the church centuries ago. Grand, elegant and majestic, this church is in the heart of Plaza Mayor and is open to the general public. A must see, even for a short time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Largest church in Cuba, very symbolic to the people of Trinidad. Inside you'll find " Cristo de la Veracruz" the most worshiped image to everyone in town ( believers or non-believers). Full of traditions, from this place the Processions restarted in 1998 for the first time since the early 60s. Several gorgeous altars highlight the interior. A native of Trinidad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You can get over-churched in Cuba and South America but this is probably worth looking at. A very large old church and located by the plaza, you cannot miss it.

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