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Address: 59 Martinez Villera St., Trinidad, Cuba

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This was an opportunity to learn about the Santeria religion. A mixture of Catholic and African. We found it very interesting and worth a stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 21, 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

This was an opportunity to learn about the Santeria religion. A mixture of Catholic and African. We found it very interesting and worth a stop.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a private visit to this rather unobtrusive house on a quiet street. The "minister" explained various aspects of Santeria and was fully open to questions. This particular sanctuary had a water themed "goddess," hence the blue tones throughout and water in various receptacles. Interesting and worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

My students loved this presentation. Fascinating blend of cultures. A social place to visit. I recommend

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Not sure what you expect other than a black doll sat in a chair with white robes - all a bit strange for me seems to be a need to find something to show the tourists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

Good introduction to the African originated folk religion of Santeria, which infuses African traditions into Catholic observances and beliefs.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Don't really know much about the history nor the beliefs. All I know is that it's the Cuban religion of African origin. We read about it in our guide book. Just wanted to take a peek. There was a man in white, not sure if he was a priest, who allowed us in. We weren't asked for admission fees. Took... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you are spiritual and would like to know a bit of Cuban roots believes stop there and let them explain you about Yemaya the God of the Ocean. Culture and History is what keep us traveling !

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Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

This house is a shrine for practitioners of the Santeria religion. It offers a surface view of a complex religious belief system. It's worth the visit and if you speak Spanish you can interact with the priests/priestesses.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our guide had advised that we could visit the church (poorly sign posted) and that the priest would happily throw bones for us at a nominal fee. There was on one there to assist when we arrived and nothing worth while to see at all with regards to Santeria. There was one gentleman who we believed to be the Priest... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spent about an hour here as part of our tour. It was very interesting to learn about the Santeria religion and to see the people's home.

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