This Catholic temple is located in Parque Céspedes, on Calle Santo Tomás between San Basilio and Heredia and is considered a jewel and paradigm of the city's architecture. It is currently the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba.
Through the years it suffered the attack of corsairs and pirates and the damages of four earthquakes. The one that exists today was built in 1818, receiving in 1882 from the Holy See the title of Minor Basilica, and since 1958 it was declared a National Monument of Cuba.
Inside we can see works of art such as a painting of Christ painted by Francisco Antonio that was brought from Cartagena de Indias and is known as El Santo Ecce, the Wind Organ with more than a century of existence, the Nave del Santísimo, a sculpture of San Juan Evangelista, 15 pictures of pictorial works of the crucifixion of Christ, the sculpture of San Pedro Apóstol and, in the chapel, the figure of the Virgin of Sorrows and Jesus Christ, among others.
Address: Santo Tomás, Santiago de Cuba