CUBA’S OLDEST CHURCH – IN REMEDIOS

CUBA’S OLDEST CHURCH – IN REMEDIOS

Remedios is considered the oldest, or at least one of the oldest, towns of Cuba with a history dating back to the 16th century.

And one of the central landscapes of the city is the Church of San Juan Bautista. The church consists of a chapel as well.

Church of San Juan Bautista, Remedios

The Church of San Juan Bautista is considered the oldest church in Cuba. The original church was built five hundred years ago but its current structure was created two hundred years later with baroque features and Renaissance style.

Church of San Juan Bautista, Remedios, Cuba

The altar is made from gold though that reportedly became visible only during the renovations in the 1940’s. The gold was apparently covered over by white paint to prevent pirates from stealing it.

Church of San Juan Bautista, Remedios, Cuba

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