Ermita de la Caridad

Monument in Coconut Grove

The Catholic diocese purchased some of the bayfront land from Deering’s Villa Vizcaya estate and built a shrine here for its displaced Cuban parishioners. Symbolizing a beacon, it faces the homeland, exactly 290 miles due south. There is also a mural that depicts Cuban history. Just outside the church is a grassy stretch of waterfront that makes a fine spot for a picnic.