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Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad

Address: Off the Plaza Mayor, Trinidad, Cuba
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest church in Cuba.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest church in Cuba.
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New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Oslo, Norge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great location in a beautiful city. With the location on Plaza Mayor and it's beautiful exterior it is worth a visit.

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UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
67 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Iglesia de la Santisima is the focal point of the Plaza Mayor. If it's open then it's worth a visit to see the fourteen wooden altars and stroll the cool interior. The high altar is a mass of pointed spires that reminded me of the Sagrada Familiain Barcelona. Our guide said that there had been a church here since... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

As a place of cult, you can visite for the beauty of the architecture, wherever your are catholic or not you will enjoy the visit

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

THis church is worth a visit and houses several interesting pieces. Watch the windows just below the ceiling and pay attention to the stairs made of cast iron!

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Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The museum has local history of the Cuban Revolution. The rebels took sanctuary in the mountains in the area before the "triumph of the revolution".

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We were told that in Jan. 2014 they will celebrate the anniversary of this church built by the people in the 19th century. Celebrations will last all year. It is situated by the Plaza Mayor surrounded by cobblestone streets with steps up to outdoor cafes. There always seems to be music in Trinidad with groups playing along the street and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It was only at second try that we were able to get inside the church, it was nice in the inside, just in my opinion it needs a lil bit more of care, and also it was very hot inside...in general its a nice place to stop by.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In addition to the history there are very interesting tales about those who attended the church in the early days and of how the altar came to stay at this church where it was not originally intended.

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