Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis
Dominating Havana's Plaza de San Francisco is the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis. This building was originally built in the late 16th Century and has some baroque re-modeling in the mid to early 18th Century.
Due to political conflict, the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis was actually taken over by the Spanish government and its functions as a church ceased for a number of years.
The church allegedly has the best acoustics in all of Cuba, and is therfore used primarily for musical concerts.
The Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis has a 42m high bell tower that gives stunning views over Havana.
Oficios entre Amargura y Churruca
CUC2 for museum and campanario (bell tower),
photos CUC2, video CUC10, guide CUC1