Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, Sancti Spiritus. Cuba
- Destination: Sancti Spiritus
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Sancti Spiritus City
Description Churches and Convents: Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, Sancti Spiritus. Cuba
The Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo in Sancti Spiritus is the oldest church in Cuba. The original church on this site was built in 1522 and made of wood construction but was rebuilt in 1680 in stone. Today the Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo is a Romanesque and baroque design. Highlights of the church are the fantastic wood ceiling and the 30m / 98ft bell tower. The church is also famous for the sermon of Fray artolome de las Casas that he delivered here, and became the beginning of his effort to help the Amerindians. The Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo is a national monument
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Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo is located in Sancti Spiritus
Cuba Sancti Spiritus Cuba The settlement of Espiritu Santo-now Sancti Spiritus-is the birthplace of troubadours and one of the Cuban cities where it is easiest to enjoy Nature. It is in the center of the island, near Lake Zaza, important tobacco-growing areas and the mountains.
Its symbol is the Yayabo Bridge, which spans the Yayabo River, on whose banks the old city sprawls. From the bridge, you can see lovely colonial mansions. The Parroquial Mayor (Main Parish) Church is the pride of the townspeople, for it is proof of the antiquity of the settlement-which became a city through royal decree in 1867. Strolling through the city streets, you will be enfolded in a sense of great peace.
Birthplace of troubadours: Songs written in Sancti Spiritus speak of a traditional musical spirit, which is particularly evident in the House of Music and Troubadours' House Cuba Sancti Spiritus Cuba.