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San Jose Church (Iglesia de San Jose)

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Address: Plaza Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Holguin 80100, Cuba

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Very nice church

We went there for the Christmas Mass at 9;00am just three days ago. A very nice little old church in the middle of the city and close to the Cathedral, where you can admire the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mansojubier
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for the Christmas Mass at 9;00am just three days ago. A very nice little old church in the middle of the city and close to the Cathedral, where you can admire the Pope Juan Pablo's statue. After visiting both churches we had lunch at the San Jose Restaurant at one of the Church's laterals streets.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twenty years on from the thaw between Castro and the Church and this rather nice, if unfinished, church is now slowly being renovated.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Were taken here by our guide Leo on our day at to Holguin in his 55 Chevron,he was a very entertaining guide and had lots of local knowledge as he grew up in this area and spoke good English.This church started being restored but due to political/ wealth of the country has never been completed and appears it never will... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Holguin City very Cuban, Sunday is for the family, Base ball was on in the afternoon and was told there would be fiesta after the match. People very friendly, shops not very full. Everyone had to cue for everything.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is a nice old church... something that you probably wouldn't expect in a communist country. On the other hand Cuba is a catholic country, so visit at the San Jose Church is highly recommended to experience the local spirit.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

In a Catholic nation, one of many churches in the city. The interior is classic, austere, but a nice spot to stop and reflect during a hot day or following a long hike.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This Church is full of history and is worthwhile to visit. There is a real sense of calmness. I paid 15 pesos on a tour bus, so the visit was quite short as I rushed around to have a glimpse of some of the attractions. It is best to book a hotel in easy access to these attractions.

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Thank Judpeart
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited this church as part of a trip to Holguin, the architecture from the outside id stunning, as you can see from the various pictures, but I my opinion the inside is nothing to write home about.

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Owen Sound
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We saw this church as part of a brief tour of Holguin city, on our way to play cards in a nearby square before dinner. If you love old buildings and architecture, this is definitely worth a visit. The information available in English for tourists was a nice touch, as there's very little English signage around Cuba.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I was walking around and I saw this place and I walk in to relaxe must say did enjoy it since I walk into a wedding party taking picture loll oups plenty of churche around to my surprise

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