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  • Churches and Convents: San Fransisco de Asis Convent

    San Fransisco de Asis Convent

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address: Oficios, e/ Amargura y Churruca, Havana City. Cuba
    • Telephone:
  • Description

    This is one of the most extraordinary convent and church complex of the colonial time. The plan of the church originally was divided in three naves in Latin cross with a dome in the crossing section which was destroyed in the year 1850. The central nave is hold up in arcades supported by pillars in cruciform section. The lateral vaults are of great interest with skylights intercepting perpendicularly to the main cannon vault. The most significant element of the Church is the Tower 42 meters of height, second in altitude at the colonial time.

    Only the Iznaga Tower in Trinidad of 45 meters high exceeds it. The façade where the main front is significant due to its shape of a fluted and trumpet- shape arch can not be appreciated in all its magnitude because of the absence of a small square located in front of the building. The convent is of great interest due to its two cloisters with perimeter galleries connected by an original staircase and the exterior front of the second one facing Teniente Rey street formed by Tuscan columns superimposed in three levels finished by a Baroque motif

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  • Airports next to San Fransisco de Asis Convent
  • Havana Airport

    José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines.[2] It is Cuba's main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe, and one destination in Africa. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí. In the 1960s the airport was bombed by B-26 aircraft from Brigade 2506, a CIA-sponsored group of Cuban exiles attempting to liberate Cuba from Fidel Castro. Cubans are not allowed to own aircraft or use the airport for either private or commercial flight. Only government-owned aircraft are allowed to use the facilities. There are currently four passenger terminals in use at the airport, plus a freight terminal.[3] Terminal 1 is used primarily for domestic flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1988, primarily for charter flights to the United States. Ten years later on April 27, 1998, the International Terminal 3 was opened by Canada's then-Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, and former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. International Terminal 3 offers many modern facilities and jetways that the former international Terminal 1 did not provide. Terminal 5 is operated by Aerocaribbean. Today, Copa Airlines is the foreign airline with most flights to the airport, operating 34 flights a week (roughly 5 daily flights) from Panama City, Panama, and Bogota, Colombia. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).

  • Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport serves domestic flights scheduled by the local airline Aerogaviota and is situated about 28 km west of Havana, in the village of Playa Baracoa, (Province Artemisa).

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  • Car Rental office Crucero

    Avenida del Puerto, la Habana Vieja
    8660284 84m

    Car Rental office Terminal de Crucero

    Ave del Puerto. Habana Vieja.
    8626343 198m

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    Calle Obispo esq Mercaderes, Habana Vieja
    8669616 328m

    Car Rental office Museo de la Revolucion

    Calle Refugio. Nro. 1, entre Zuleta y Avenida de las Misiones
    78632271 971m

    Car Rental office Hotel Plaza

    Calle Ignacio Agramonte. Havana Vieja
    8668915 977m

  • Gas stations next to San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
  • La Rampa

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 3km 137m

    Tángana

    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 3km 664m

    L y 17

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 3km 842m

    Guanabo

    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 3km 842m

    Ayestarán

    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 5km 180m

    Riviera

    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 5km 488m

    17 y 12

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 5km 522m

    Santa Catalina

    Santa Catalina y Vento. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 335531 5km 661m

    El Tunel

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 6km 602m

    31 y 18

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 7km 183m

  • Restaurants next to San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
  • Meson de la Flota

    Mercaderes e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8329350 77m

    Cafe del Oriente

    Oficios No. 112 esq. a Amargura, Plaza de San Francisco, Havana City. Cuba
    537) 8606686 90m

    Cafe El Mercurio

    Edificio Lonja del Comercio, Plaza de San Francisco, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8671041 95m

    Cafe Taberna

    Mercaderes esq. a Teniente Rey, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8611637 135m

    La Paella, Hotel Valencia

    Oficios esq. a Obrapia, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8633838 176m

    Santo angel

    Teniente Rey esq. a San Ignacio, Plaza Vieja, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8611626 187m

    Torrelavega

    Obrapia e/ Oficios y Mercaderes, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8671030 193m

    Bodegon Onda

    Obrapia No. 55 esq. a Baratillo, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8671037 195m

    Jardin del Eden, Hotel Raquel

    San Ignacio esq. a Amargura, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8608280 219m

    La Torre de Marfil

    Mercaderes e/ Obispo y Obrapia, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8326256 265m

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    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    3km 724m

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    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City
    5km 245m

    0073

    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    6km 867m

    0115

    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    9km 721m

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    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    9km 857m

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    10km 054m

    0067

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    10km 054m

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    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    10km 054m

    0031

    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    11km 290m

  • Currency Exchange next to San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
  • Lonja del Comercio

    Calle Oficios esq. a Baratillo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 669628 132m

    Hotel Parque Central

    Paseo del Prado e/ Neptuno y Virtudes. Havana City
    1km 046m

    Hotel Sevilla

    Paseo del Prado esq. a Refugio. Havana City
    (537) 8639030 1km 067m

    Hotel Deauville

    Calle Galiano esq. a Malecón. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 631m

    Hotel Vedado

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    3km 222m

    Hotel Nacional

    Calle O y 21. Havana City
    (537) 8733564 4km 116m

    Hotel Cohiba

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    5km 513m

    Hotel Riviera

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 5km 658m

    Agromercado 15 y 24

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 6km 187m

    Kasalta

    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    6km 642m

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  • Hermanos Ameijeiras

    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 2km 331m

    Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 3km 983m

    Instituto Cardiovascular

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 4km 892m

    SPA Hotel Riviera

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 5km 658m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 6km 863m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    6km 889m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 6km 937m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 9km 051m

    Comodoro, SPA Club

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 10km 264m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 12km 918m

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  • International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 1km 067m

    International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 3km 500m

    International Drugstore 41 y 20

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 7km 006m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 7km 576m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 10km 045m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 10km 264m

  • San Fransisco de Asis Convent is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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    • birdsofafeather1
      Wms3070
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Very good

      “Great church in a town square ”
      Make sure you climb up the bell tower for a commanding view down on San Fransisco Square and the Havana city skyline. Church itself has some wonderful artwork and furniture.

    • birdsofafeather1
      theartisans
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Very good

      “Beautiful views ”
      Gorgeous views from the bell tower. We were told this was called St. Fransico by the locals, but it is in San Fransico Plaza! Church and Monestary/Convent are both beautiful in their own way. Make sure to go all the way up the bell tower to see the stunning views over the old city! Worth a visit!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Carine P
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Very good

      “Very pretty ”
      I loved this square, it was always full of locals feeding pigeons, musicians, some museums in the surroundings, post office, place to buy souvenirs. The outside as the inside of the church is amazing, i really enjoyed the atmosphere of the plaza. I highly recommend to pay a visit and make sure that the church will be open.

    • birdsofafeather1
      moineauQc
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Very good

      “another must to see ”
      bring some bread with you its full of birds there ,its a nice church in good condition if you are in old Havana you gonna pass in front of it so just dont miss it!

    • birdsofafeather1
      Colors68
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “Firts Religious building in Havana ”
      It is in San Francisco de Asisi Plaza, just across from the harbor. The building is from the 1600. The tower has been rebuild before due to a hurricane in the 1700´s. Nowadays is a place for classical music concerts and other types of music as well. You will feel traveling in time experiences when you visit this church. It... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      gandhy2014
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “Cultural entertaiment of high value ”
      The first buildings were erected in 1575 and demolished in 1717. In 1719 a new Church was begun and the Convent was added in December, 1739. In this late date it enter into service. During many years the tower (42 meters) was the highest point in Havana and the façade is very nice, althouhg not easy to appreciate, with baroque... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      PhilDohaqatar
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “A real gem ”
      A lovely little church, well kept and attractive and major landmark on a main plaza. Concerts are held in the church. Don't forget to stroke the beard of the metal statue for luck. Lots of activity in plaza nearby on weekends and a great restaurant across the square

    • birdsofafeather1
      Kingspoon
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “A beautiful memory ”
      I was here in 2006 - it seems like a long time ago but that wonderful feeling I had standing in the square dedicated to St Francis of Assisi has stayed with me ... Don't go to Havana without visiting and exploring the environs . There is a deep spiritual feel to the place that transcends organised religion , take... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
      GioSousa
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “Beautiful ”
      A must see. The Church and the plaza around it. It has amazing building and the light on the place around sunset is beautiful if you like taking photos. One of my favourite places in Havana

    • birdsofafeather1
      saprykin
      Review about San Fransisco de Asis Convent Churches and Convents
      Awfull Excellent

      “Love it ”
      A pretty church in the heart of Havana. Very old colonial building with old train near by. There is small fountain before it.