El Templete, Havana

3.8
Witness 19th-century Neoclassical architecture at El Templete. The temple, which is deeply immersed in stories of the local culture and history, was built in 1828 on the site of the city's first mass and the first council. It sits behind a column that replaces a silk cotton tree where the first mass took place. Inside the structure you'll find three large paintings that depict the first mass, the first town council, and the blessing of the site. Before you head to Havana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Havana trip maker site, to make sure you see all that Havana has to offer, including El Templete.
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  • This smaller Temple in Doric style is situated on the sea side of the Plaza de Armas. Temple was built on the spot where the first mass and city council of Havana was held on the seashore under the...  more »
  • My eyrie on the top floor of Hotel Santa Isabel overlooked this Grecian style edifice which added visual eye candy to all the jewels around the Plaza de Armas. Its neo classic bones fielded by the...  more »
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  • Really beautiful historical landmark with a super interesting story. It has some murals and a nice garden. A must in Havana.
  • Beautiful small temple with a historical painting of Cuba inside

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