Museo el Templete

Museo el Templete information

Location
Havana , Cuba
Address
Plaza de Armas
Prices
admission CUC$2
Opening hours
8:30am-6pm
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This museum is housed in the tiny neoclassical Doric chapel on the east side of Plaza de Armas, which was erected in 1828 at the point where Havana's first Mass was held beneath a ceiba tree in November 1519. A similar ceiba tree has now replaced the original. Inside the chapel are three large paintings of the event by the French painter Jean Baptiste Vermay (1786–1833).