Iglesia de San Juan Batista, Remedios

Nestled in the only plaza in Cuba with two churches, Iglesia de San Juan Batista's soft golden glow will attract you to its door first. Built in 1692 on the remains of a church dating back to 1570, the religious structure is considered one of the oldest in Cuba. Under constant siege in the 17th and 18th century, the building was painted white to disguise it from pirates and marauders. Its glittering gold walls were not seen again until 1944, when a millionaire Cuban philanthropist restored the site to its former glory. Step inside to find even more gold, lavished across 13 ornately decorated altars. If the front doors are closed, head round the rear of the building or attend evening mass. Plan to visit Iglesia de San Juan Batista and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Remedios attractions using our Remedios day trip site .
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  • Remedios isn,t a big city with lots off things to see. One afternoon is more than you need to see the city. Mostly everything is closed or not open for visitors. On the town square the church is one.....  more »
  • The church was builded in 1548. But there were later renovations. The church itself is not that special but I liked Remedios a lot! They say that it is Trinidad from the past! There were almost...  more »
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