Originally constructed in 1608 and rebuilt in baroque style from 1719 to 1738, this church/convent ceased to have a religious function in the 1840s. In the late 1980s crypts and religious objects were excavated, and many were later incorporated into the Museo de Arte Religioso, which displays religious paintings, silverware, woodcarvings and ceramics. Since 2005 part of the old monastery has functioned as a children's theater for the neighborhood's young residents. Some of Havana's best classical concerts are hosted in the old nave.
For information on upcoming events check the listings in the Bienvenidos booklet, available in hotels and Infotur offices.