Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís

Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís information

Location
Downtown Havana , Cuba
Address
Oficios
btwn Amargura & Brasil
Opening hours
concert hall from 5pm or 6pm
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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.