Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís
Museo de Arte Religioso
Plaza de San Francisco's southern side is dominated by the impressive Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís. Constructed in 1608...
To the side of the Palacio de Gobierno on Churruca is the Coche Mambí, a 1900 train car built in the US and brought to Cuba in 1912. Put...
Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci
A permanent exposition in the Convento de San Francisco de Asís' Salón Blanco (use separate entrance on the church’s south side behind...
Basílica Menor de San Francisco de Asís
Plaza de San Francisco de Asís' glorious church, which dates from 1738, has been reincarnated as a 21st-century museum and concert hall....
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Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís information
Originally constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in baroque style from 1719 to 1738, this church/convent ceased to have a religious function in the 1840s. In the late 1980s crypts and religious objects were excavated, and many were later incorporated into the Museo de Arte Religioso that opened on the site in 1994. Since 2005, part of the old monastery has functioned as a children's theater for the neighborhood's young residents. Some of Havana's best classical concerts are hosted here.
For information on upcoming events check the listings in the Bienvenidos booklet, available in hotels and Infotur offices.