Parroquia de San Juan Bautista de Remedios

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Parroquia de San Juan Bautista de Remedios information

Location
Remedios , Cuba
Address
Camilo Cienfuegos No 20
Opening hours
9am-noon & 2-5pm Mon-Thu
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One of the island's finest ecclesiastical buildings, this church dates from the late 18th century, although a church was founded on this site as early as 1545. The campanile was erected between 1848 and 1858, and its famous gilded high altar and mahogany ceiling are thanks to a restoration project (1944–46) financed by millionaire philanthropist Eutimio Falla Bonet.

The pregnant Inmaculada Concepción to the left of the entrance is said to be the only sculpture of its kind (ie expectant) in Cuba. If the front doors are closed, go around to the rear or attend 7:30pm Mass.

Also on Parque Martí is the 18th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje , which is awaiting a long-overdue restoration and is currently closed.