Parroquia de San Juan Bautista de Remedios
Museo de Música Alejandro García Caturla
Between the churches is a museum commemorating García Caturla, a Cuban composer and musician who lived here from 1920 until his murder...
Galería del Arte Carlos Enríquez
Overlooking the main plaza, this small gallery is named for the gifted painter who hailed from the small Villa Clara town of Zulueta. It...
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje
On Parque Martí is the 18th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje , still awaiting a long-overdue restoration.
Hosts cultural activities.
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Parroquia de San Juan Bautista de Remedios information
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.