Catedral Ortodoxa Nuestra Señora de Kazán

Habana Vieja

One of Havana's newer buildings, this beautiful gold-domed Russian Orthodox church was built in the early 2000s and consecrated at a ceremony attended by Raúl Castro in October 2008. The church was part of an attempt to reignite Russian–Cuban relations after they went sour in 1991. The interior glows with gold leaf.

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