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Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
Ranked #30 of 274 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: The Latin inscription over the main door of this church and convent dedicated to St. Francis reads: non est in toto sanctior orbe locus (there is no holier place on earth). As it's now a museum and concert hall, it may no longer be earth's holiest place, but it certainly is one of the loveliest. Built in the 16th century, in 1730 it was restored in a baroque style, resulting in a richly adorned facade with fluted conchlike tympanums over the doors and windows. Just inside the door you'll see tombs beneath a glass floor panel. (Churches were used as cemeteries until Bishop Espada founded what is now the Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón in 1868, a detail all Cubans seem to know and cherish). Note also the 19th-century grandfather clock made by Tiffany. The rooms to the right of the nave house archaeological finds and art exhibits.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A pretty church in the heart of Havana. Very old colonial building with old train near by. There is small fountain before it.

Thank saprykin
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

bring some bread with you its full of birds there ,its a nice church in good condition if you are in old Havana you gonna pass in front of it so just dont miss it!

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great view, from the top to all the city....
the harbos, the commerce building, the cathedral top, the capitolio...nice building and lots of thing to discover

1  Thank thalia91
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