Roman Catholic cathedrals in Havana

Cathedral of Havana

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The Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Havana (Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana) is the seat of Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, the Cardinal Archbishop of Havana, Cuba.

Set in the former Plaza de La Ciénaga or Swamp Plaza, the Cathedral is said to be the only example of a baroque construction that possesses asymmetrical features - one of the towers is wider than the other. This particular feature was conceived in order to allow the water that tended to accumulate on the plaza to freely flow through the streets during the colonial period, when it was built.

Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier famously described the Cathedral as "music set in stone". It is the most prominent building on the Plaza de la Catedral, in Old Havana.

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jansen c
28 November 2016
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Ernesttico
28 September 2012
Costruita dai Gesuiti nel 1748 e completata dai Francescani nel 1777. Consacrata come Cattedrale nel 1789. Per molti anni ha custodito i resti di Cristoforo Colombo. Patrimonio dell’Umanità, UNESCO
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Fri 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Mon 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
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