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Havana, Cuba

Havana Cathedral

Havana Cathedral (The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Spanish: La Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana) is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba. It is located in the Plaza de la Catedral in the centre of Old Havana. The thirty-four by thirty-five meter rectangular church serves as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristobal de la Habana.

The church was built in the Baroque architectural style with several Tuscan elements, and is considered one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Cuba. The building is mainly constructed from blocks of coral cut from sources in the Gulf of Mexico's ocean floor. Preserved marine fossils are present in the facade.

 

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