Museo de Arte Religioso
Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís
Built in 1739, this church/convent ceased to have a religious function in the 1840s. In the late 1980s crypts and religious objects were...
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....
El Caballero de París
Bar La Marina
This pleasant outdoor courtyard with a ‘ceiling’ made out of twisted vines is as an agreeable Old Town nook as any. You can grab a bite...
Museo de Arte Religioso information
Lonely Planet review
The southern side of the square is taken up by the impressive Iglesia y Monasterio deSan Franciscode Asís . Originally constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in the baroque style from 1719 to 1738, San Francisco de Asís was taken over by the Spanish state in 1841 as part of a political move against the powerful religious orders of the day, when it ceased to be a church. Today it’s both a concert hall hosting classical music and the Museo de Arte Religioso replete with religious paintings, silverware, woodcarvings and ceramics.