Catedral de las Santas Hermanas de Santa Clara de Asís

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Catedral de las Santas Hermanas de Santa Clara de Asís information

Location
Santa Clara , Cuba
Address
Marta Abreu
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Three blocks west of Parque Vidal, Santa Clara's cathedral was constructed amid huge controversy in 1923 after the demolition of the city's original church in Parque Vidal. It contains a fantastic collection of stained-glass windows and a mythical white statue of Mother Mary known (unofficially) as La Virgen de la Charca (Virgin of the Pond).

The statue was discovered in a ditch in the 1980s, having mysteriously disappeared shortly after the cathedral's consecration in 1954. It returned to grace the cathedral in 1995.