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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

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Address: Sancti Spiritus 62600, Cuba
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(53) 42 200680
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest...

Built between 1817 and 1892 and now being restored, it is the largest church in Cuba.

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In the heart and soul of Trinidad...

Largest church in Cuba, very symbolic to the people of Trinidad. Inside you'll find " Cristo de la Veracruz" the most worshiped image to everyone in town ( believers or... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2014
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

Largest church in Cuba, very symbolic to the people of Trinidad. Inside you'll find " Cristo de la Veracruz" the most worshiped image to everyone in town ( believers or non-believers). Full of traditions, from this place the Processions restarted in 1998 for the first time since the early 60s. Several gorgeous altars highlight the interior. A native of Trinidad... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,823 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

You can get over-churched in Cuba and South America but this is probably worth looking at. A very large old church and located by the plaza, you cannot miss it.

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1 Thank RonWamberal
Oslo, Norge
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Great location in a beautiful city. With the location on Plaza Mayor and it's beautiful exterior it is worth a visit.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Iglesia de la Santisima is the focal point of the Plaza Mayor. If it's open then it's worth a visit to see the fourteen wooden altars and stroll the cool interior. The high altar is a mass of pointed spires that reminded me of the Sagrada Familiain Barcelona. Our guide said that there had been a church here since... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

As a place of cult, you can visite for the beauty of the architecture, wherever your are catholic or not you will enjoy the visit

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

THis church is worth a visit and houses several interesting pieces. Watch the windows just below the ceiling and pay attention to the stairs made of cast iron!

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Bridgewater, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The museum has local history of the Cuban Revolution. The rebels took sanctuary in the mountains in the area before the "triumph of the revolution".

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We were told that in Jan. 2014 they will celebrate the anniversary of this church built by the people in the 19th century. Celebrations will last all year. It is situated by the Plaza Mayor surrounded by cobblestone streets with steps up to outdoor cafes. There always seems to be music in Trinidad with groups playing along the street and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

It was only at second try that we were able to get inside the church, it was nice in the inside, just in my opinion it needs a lil bit more of care, and also it was very hot inside...in general its a nice place to stop by.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

In addition to the history there are very interesting tales about those who attended the church in the early days and of how the altar came to stay at this church where it was not originally intended.

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