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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla

As important as it is diminutive, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla, which sits close to the boat dock in Regla, has a long and colorful history. Inside on the main altar you'll find La Santísima Virgen de Regla.
Museum in Regla & Guanabacoa

Museo Municipal de Guanabacoa

Guanabacoa's main museum, like Regla's, is an important shrine to Santería, though you'll need to see past the rundown facilities and impassive 'guides' to appreciate it. The collection is small but concise; rooms a…
Monument in Regla & Guanabacoa

Estatua de Cristo

This impossible-to-miss statue on a rise on the harbor's eastern side was created by Jilma Madera in 1958. It was promised to President Batista by his wife after the US-backed leader survived an attempt on his life …
Museum in Regla & Guanabacoa

Museo Municipal de Regla

If you've come across to see Regla's church, you should also check out this important museum. Don't be put off by its superficial dinginess – there's some valuable relics inside. Located a few blocks up the main str…
Church in Regla & Guanabacoa

Iglesia de Guanabacoa

This church, in Parque Martí in the center of Guanabacoa, is also known as the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, and was designed by Lorenzo Camacho and built between 1721 and 1748 with a Moorish-influenced …
Cuban in Regla & Guanabacoa

La Brisilla

Unsignposted, hard to find and, consequently, almost 100% local, this is a rare private restaurant in Guanabacoa, where the food culture doesn't seem to have moved on much since the not-so-tasty '90s. You'll have to…
Religious in Regla & Guanabacoa

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Regla

September 7 is the feast day of the Virgin of Regla, or Yemayá in the Santería religion, and a special day in the Havana neighborhood of Regla wherein lies her sanctuary. The statute of the Virgin is taken from behi…
Church in Regla & Guanabacoa

Ermita de Potosí

Inexplicably, barely anyone visits this, the oldest church in Cuba still standing in its original perch. The existing structure dates from around 1675 and is a simple mudéjar design with a single belltower and a woo…
Bar in Regla & Guanabacoa

Centro Cultural Recreativo los Orishas

Situated in the hotbed of Havana's Santería community in Guanabacoa, this bar-restaurant used to host live rumba music on weekends, including regular visits from the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional, though it seemed to…
Gallery in Regla & Guanabacoa

Galería César Leal

Humble Regla has a small gallery and an art school overseen by noted Cuban artist César Leal (b 1948). It holds regular expositions by the students or – if you're lucky – the artist himself. Alternatively, you can s…