Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen information

Santa Clara , Cuba
Street Carolina Rodríguez
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The city's oldest church is five blocks north of Parque Vidal. It was built in 1748, with a tower added in 1846. During the War of Independence, it was used as a jail for Cuban patriots. A modern cylindrical monument facing the church commemorates the spot where Santa Clara was founded in 1689 by 13 refugee families from Remedios.