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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

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Address: | Calle Jesús Méndez y Calle Rodríguez, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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if you want to visit the church the hours are only from 10:30am to 1:00 pm

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Beautiful old church on the main square, worth a visit. Some strange art work along syages of the cross but interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old church on the main square---not opulent like the cathedrals of Europe but none the less beautiful in its simplicity. Definitely worth a visit if it is open.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very pretty, had a wonder around and a snack in the little bar next door, plus a welcome drink (water) and touch of shade

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