San José Church

This religious architectonic property, situated at the center of the city of Holguín, lends its name to one of the most emblematic plazas of that eastern Cuban town.

It was erected during the first decades of the XIX century thanks to fund raising among the people of Holguín, who were great devotees of the saint giving name to the church.

The multiple transformations the building endured over the course of time have resulted in a barely recognizable neoclassic style, diminishing the possibilities of appreciating the ancient architectural features of the edifice; and yet it is a construction of great historical value to the citizens of Holguin because of the use the church always had when it came to the town’s defense, having for many years been the highest architectonic point of the city.