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A beautiful and historic church

With construction dating back to 1637, the richly-painted interior which almost covers every... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Inside

Although the surrounding neighborhood doesn't look like much - it actually sets up the inside the... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
silviaponce778
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New York City, New York
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30 Mar 2018
“A beautiful and historic church”
31 Jan 2018
“Beautiful Inside”
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Although it was begun in 1755, this church and convent complex wasn't completed until the 19th century. Hence you can clearly see a progression of architectural styles, particularly in the facade, with its six starchy-white pillars and its...more
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Calle de Cuba 806 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

With construction dating back to 1637, the richly-painted interior which almost covers every surface was carried out in the 19th century. The paintwork is suffering from damp and decay and is in need of restoration, which hopefully will happen as it has with other churches....More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Although the surrounding neighborhood doesn't look like much - it actually sets up the inside the church. You're not expecting much and then you're blown away. I would suggest bringing a camera with a good flash since it is pretty dark inside and you will...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Iglesia Y Convento De La Merced has one of the most beautiful interiors of any church in Havana in my opinion. The outside is quite austere and belies the rich interior and is not often visited by foreigners. The convent courtyard is on the...More

Thank RobinThom
Reviewed October 27, 2014

My mother visited this Church during her birthday because it is consacrated to the Virgin of La Merced. That’s why she was named after the Holly Lady who is whorshipped there (Mercedes). The Africans made a syncretism and named the Goddess Obbatala, goddess of wisdom,...More

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