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Address: Plaza de los Trabajadores, Camaguey, Cuba

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Great church - ask to tour catacombs and grounds!

This is a wonderful church. If you can find the church director he will give you a brief tour of the grounds and the catacombs under the alter (for a donation). There are really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
hcbflorida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful church. If you can find the church director he will give you a brief tour of the grounds and the catacombs under the alter (for a donation). There are really neat relics including bones in a tomb. The grounds have lots of fruit trees and flowers. It's a great experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Located at Plaza de Los Trabajadores this church is Camaguey's most impressive church. It is extremely beautiful but simple. Located inside the church are many wonderful statues and carvings. The outside architecture of this church is also amazing. It is a perfect example of a Cuban church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

The architecture in Cuba is magnificent and they are doing all they can to refurbish the sites. This is a wonderful example and in a delightful Plaza

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

It wasn't open when we passed by in the afternoon but on our return we were able to take a peek inside. Nice to have a look inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

Camaguey is worth visting for its art and culture as well as its many churches. I think it is called the "city of churches."

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

When going through the centre of Camagüey, take a few minutes to look inside this church. Not too ostentateous, some imposing statues and carvings.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014

Located at Plaza de los Trabajadores, it is Camagüey’s most distinguished church and at one point the largest in Cuba. A parishioner inside the church tried to explain to me its history — a chapel was built here in 1601 and some kind of miraculous figure ascended to heaven from there. The present church was erected in 1748 and later... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are in Camaguey .Imposing well restored building in a pretty plaza .You enter the church through a garden .The main feature is the silver altar covered in silver coins which is very effective .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Impressive interior, a number of impressive buildings surrounding the Plaza de los Trabajadores outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a beautiful church approached through a delightful garden. There is not charge for entrance or the guide but donations to the church funds are welcomed. The altar is magnificent and just to its right is a shimmering, multi-tiered coffin made from silver coins. Beneath the altar area is a tiny crypt.

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