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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  • It is the most beautiful village of Cuba, if you have the desire to see tradition, mixed with peace, 6 km from caibarien and 50 from the North Cays, Santa Maria, etc.
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  • The title already says it all. It is the only thing to see about Remedios, which, for the rest, is still worth a walk through the quaint alleys.
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