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Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi

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beautiful building and architecture. the streets it's on is also lovely to walk down with its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rapid City, South Dakota
Now a concert hall

Although still called the Church & Convent of St. Francis. This "Church" no longer serves any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Latin inscription over the main door of this church and convent dedicated to St. Francis reads: non est in toto sanctior orbe locus (there is no holier place on earth). As it's now a museum and concert hall, it may no longer be earth's holiest...more
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Plaza de San Francisco | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't go inside however my 8 yr od grandson loved the birds feeding from his hands thanks to the lady putting seeds in his hands.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful building and architecture. the streets it's on is also lovely to walk down with its colorful buildings and houses

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although still called the Church & Convent of St. Francis. This "Church" no longer serves any religious purpose. It is now used as a concert hall/museum. The location is directly opposite the cruise port entrance. During the late 1700's when the English occupied this area,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initiated in 1716, the religious edifice was the most important symbol of the presence of the Franciscan order in Havana. Its 42 meter high tower was then the tallest in Havana. Named by the Pope as a basilica, the church was completed in 1739 extended...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

A basilica built between 1580 and 1591, restored in 17th and 18th c. as well as in 1995. The monastery was built in 1739 and then the church was given the title Basilica Menor something that added to its fame and glamour. But in 1762,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mina P
Reviewed March 6, 2019

This is now a concert venue and museum which charges to get in-not worth it. Find a concert to go to and then see the inside. They often have wonderful groups like the Camarata Rameu.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

It 'a beautiful square but not yet completely renovated, in fact, alternating pleasant buildings with ruins ... but it is full of interesting places, shaded benches where to rest and wi-fi ... to connect and communicate!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

The plaza is named for the church. Church has a lot of history. Didn't go in, but enjoyed the outdoor view and the plaza

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lady_Sadie
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Very interesting to see the two towers on this church and be told the history behind why they are two different sizes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RKSpicy
Reviewed January 22, 2019

It is an amazing building, to visit, and it is just at the doorsteps of the cruise terminal. Plenty of history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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