Museo de Arte Religioso
Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís
Originally constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in baroque style from 1719 to 1738, this church/convent ceased to have a religious function...
To the side of the Palacio de Gobierno on Churruca is the Coche Mambí, a 1900 train car built in the US and brought to Cuba in 1912. Put...
Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci
A permanent exposition in the Convento de San Francisco de Asís' Salón Blanco (use separate entrance on the church’s south side behind...
Basílica Menor de San Francisco de Asís
Plaza de San Francisco de Asís' glorious church, which dates from 1738, has been reincarnated as a 21st-century museum and concert hall....
Mesón de la Flota
This nautically themed tapas bar/restaurant might have been transported from Cádiz's Barrio de Santa María, so potent is the atmosphere....
Museo de Arte Religioso information
Plaza de San Francisco's southern side is dominated by the impressive Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís. Constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in baroque style from 1719 to 1738, it was overtaken by the Spanish state in 1841 as a political move against the powerful religious orders of the day, and ceased to be a church. Today it’s a concert hall hosting classical music and the Museo de Arte Religioso replete with religious paintings, silverware, woodcarvings and ceramics.