Cuba Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Havana Cathedral
Havana, Cuba

Built by the Jesuits in the 18th century, Havana Cathedral has been called "music cast into stone." Its facade contains coral, complete with fossils.

Church of the Holy Spirit
Havana, Cuba

The Iglesia del Espiritu Santo (Church of the Holy Spirit) is Havana's oldest church. It contains several notable paintings and a crypt with catacombs.

El Cobre
Cuba

This copper mining town in southwest Cuba is home to La Virgen de la Caridad, a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary. The shrine is the most important religious site on the island for Catholics and no

Iglesia y Convento de la Merced
Havana, Cuba

Constructed over a long period beginning in 1755, this Havana church shows a progression of architectural styles, particularly in the facade.

Nuestra Senora de Belen
Havana, Cuba

The first Baroque church in Havana (built 1718), Nuestra Senora de Belen was originally built as a convalescent hospital. The Arco de Belen has long been identified with the Jewish community of the ne

Iglesia y Convento Menor de San Francisco de Asis
Havana, Cuba

Built in the 16th century, the Church of St. Francis was restored in 1730 in a Baroque style, resulting in a richly adorned facade with fluted conch-like tympanums over the doors and windows.