Iglesia Del Santo Angel CustodioCurrently Open [Closes at 11:30 am]
- Address: La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +53-78610469
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral , Old Town, Heritage Building
This church has seen the worst of Cuba’s Hurricanes but after extensive restoration still stands tall in the lovely city of Havana. The church has a very pristine feel to it. The white giant in Old Havana is certainly an interesting place to see here.
The imposing facade along with its lovely sharp arches give the church a very fairytale like appearance. After the hurricane it was rebuilt in the Gothic style giving it this peculiar look.
The church is said to have inspired quite a few writers which certainly makes it a curious place to see. It should certainly make the highlights of your old Habana tour.
- Mass at 9:00 am
- Estacion Central de Ferrocarriles (metro)
- El Patio
- Castillo de Farnes
- Los Nardos
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40.03% of people who visit Havana include Iglesia Del Santo Angel Custodio in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
37.93% of people start their Iglesia Del Santo Angel Custodio visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Iglesia Del Santo Angel Custodio
55.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Iglesia Del Santo Angel Custodio
I came here because Im the fan of the tragic story of Cecilia - look at her statue in front of church - written by Cirilo Villaverde. (great writer) Cirilo Villaverde. This neo-Gothic church stands on La Loma del Santo Angelo. With its pure lines vertical is in contrast with the massive baroque structures characteristics of Havana Vieja. Originally built in 1690 and rebuilt in 1866, Santo Angel Custodio was the site of baptisms is that of José Martí Félix Varela, a priest, patriot and educator. It's also the place where the writer Cirilo Villaverde imposed on the main scene of his novel Cecilia Valdes (1812-1894). A plaque on the wall opposite the door of the church praises the portrait of Villaverde of Cuban life of the 19th century. Villaverde, in fact, made literary history with social realism telling the inhumane treatment of slaves. Martí, Varela and Villaverde were all key figures for the cause of Cuban independence
Very relaxing little square with a church, a bar/restaurant and the shop of the top fashion designer of Cuba. Great to read up on the tragic story of Cecilia (statue) written by Cirilo Villaverde.
A good church near the revolution museum.
A beautiful Gothic church in the old town .