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Catedral de la Habana

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Havana, Cuba.

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‘Music cast into stone’ is the description most accurately applied to Havana’s inviting, lovely 18th Century Baroque cathedral, as written by Alejo Carpentier. Not particularly tall and asymmetrical in design due to its two different bell towers, it is nevertheless an atmospheric building full of personality. The largest bells are said to have been mixed with gold and silver when they were cast, giving them a uniquely tuneful sound. Tiny fossils can be found in the walls, which are built partly from coral, giving the whole building a sense of having been gently washed by the sea, both inside and out.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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