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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

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Address: Sancti Spiritus 62600, Cuba
Phone Number:
(53) 42 200680
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Typical Cuban church

The church is an insight into the religious life of Cubans. Architecture is rather simple, but the inside is worth seeing. The statues and the altar are lovely and I enjoyed... read more

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is an insight into the religious life of Cubans. Architecture is rather simple, but the inside is worth seeing. The statues and the altar are lovely and I enjoyed seeing the difference between this and other churches throughout the word. A short visit is enough and it should be done in the morning as the church is closed... More 

Thank CristinaAriadna
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We visited a church locally called the Humble Church at this map location in Sancti Spiritus. It is opposite a plaza at Agramonte and Honorato, is painted blue and was a pleasant, cool interlude to strolling the hot streets of Sancti Spiritus. Very nice little church.

Thank JohnAnn B
Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

The Church of the Holy Trinity was built on the site of a previous 17th-century church that was destroyed during the 19th century by a cyclone which damaged many buildings in Trinidad. The church contains an 18th-century wooden statue of Christ "El Señor de la Vera Cruz" which is an object of particular reverence in Trinidad. Originally destined for a... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 25, 2016

Friends told me they came several times and the church was closed so I was happy we found it open. The church is on Plaza Mayo and is open only from 10:30 to 13:00. We walked around and found it to be a charming little church

1 Thank Karen S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

First of all, this is a review about the church at Plaza Mayor in the city of Trinidad, which is called “Church of the Holy Trinity” (Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad), NOT “Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo”. The latter is apparently located in Sancti Spiritus. I hope that TripAdvisor will correct the name of this church, as apparently... More 

Thank Canadian_Guy1000
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Lovely old church standing at the top of Plaza Mayor. Not much to see inside and it's free but donations are welcome. Worth a look even if it's to get out of the blazing sun.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The church has rather typical outer facade, situated on the northeastern side of Plaza Mayor keeps appearing on Trinidad postcard views. It was rebuilt in 1892 on the site of an earlier church destroyed in a storm. It represents a mixture of a 20th-century touch-ups with artifacts from I'd say 18th century. All in all, good to see when in... More 

Thank KarolaRS
Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Quite small but very nice church. Good for about 30minutes. There are not so many things to see in Trinidad so it is worth to visit the church

Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

The church has seen better days but it is a great one. Stands on a perfect place. Really the town centre. Don't forget to go inside, it is nice to see and it will cost you nothing unless you are like me and leave some money for the church.

Thank GvP13
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

this is the biggest church in the city and the locals go there every Sunday for pray. Also you can see some paints of sans .

Thank Rodney R

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