Art Sacro Museum, Havana . Cuba
- Calle Oficios e/ Amargura, Havana City. Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Telephone: (537) 8629683
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Hosted by the prestigious concert hall at the San Francisco de Asis Minor Basilic, this museum exhibits religious paintings, important ivory pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, archeological findings, many of which were found during excavations in that same convent, and an ample collection of religious 18th and 19th century furniture and silver religious pieces that are distributed among the museum's galleries and halls. Oficios e/ Amargura y Churruca.
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Art Sacro Museum 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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