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Great excursion

Great excursion, loved the history and the architecture, the gold set in the alter is above all... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Jeannie00
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Stoney Creek, Canada
A great place to visit

An old well keep church from the 1800. Not too far from Cayo Santa Maria, a good stop on the way to... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
avega703
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Great excursion, loved the history and the architecture, the gold set in the alter is above all imaginable to see. We loved the sugar cane plantation and the steam engine museum. Disappointed that although we went to the cigar factory and saw the making of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

An old well keep church from the 1800. Not too far from Cayo Santa Maria, a good stop on the way to Santa Clara.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Despite the rain managed to come to this magnificent church with a lot of history. The ceiling of the church looked like a ship that was really awesome.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

First, being from a young country like Canada to go to a village established in 1515 is mind blowing. Stepping into a Catholic Church built in the early 1700's with all the original wood work, flooring, ceiling and statues is aweinspiring. The 24K gold leaf...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

This church is amazing, gold alters brought by the Spanish. Oldest church in Cuba, held in pristine condition by the people of Remedios. Worth the visit to see

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Went on this tour in February 2018. It was interesting. Don't forget to take some $$ to leave. Also if you take clothes etc to give away, this a good place to do it as the church will distribute them to the needy for you....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

This church is beautiful and feels like it’s caught in time. It’s really well maintained and I would recommend it for all tourists, not just those that are religious. You are allowed to take pictures and has rich history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

But dont do a tour. We hired a taxi that spoke english and it was lovely. He took us to Remedio and the other close town on the water (sorry just slipped my mind). We stopped at a very local eatery which was unexpected and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sdrzymala
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Nice historical cuban christian catholic church. Art works are impressive. Our guide in Remedios , his natal town, friendly guy. I took that touristic turn with Transtur. Included a Santa Clara, town where Che Guevarra is burried. Historical tour, you can enjoy cuban culture.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Always great to get out of the resort and see the real Cuba. This church has a 22k gold relief and ceiling authentic to the 17th century (if i remember correctly). It was a stop on a larger excursion where we were able to visit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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TravelBeginner777
December 28, 2017|
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Response from 55marja | Reviewed this property |
If you are flying with Sunwing they usually sell tours en route to Cuba. There are also a few tour operators rep at the hotel. We brought toiletries ( toothpaste, toothbrush, cheap make up) and they were very appreciative.
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carleysherling2
August 17, 2017|
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Response from LuAnne33 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry..you are asking a fellow traveller..I am not sure if they have a web site or not....or to whom you could ask your question...I am sure you can drop off school supplies...I take them each year and leave them with... More
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from Dzany N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Most hotels would have rentals. Just make sure you read the fine print carefully. Otherwise there is a group tour that doesn't cost much and will drive you everywhere.
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