Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana

Material Information

Cathedral of Saint Christopher of Havana
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Jesuits ( Architect )
Franciscans ( Architect )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Catedral de San Cristo´bal (Havana, Cuba)
Cathedral of Saint Christopher (Havana, Cuba)
Plaza de la Catedral (Havana, Cuba)
Automobiles -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Architecture, Baroque -- Cuba -- Havana
Church buildings -- Cuba
Church architecture -- Cuba
Jesuits -- Cuba -- Havana -- History -- 18th century
Bell towers -- Cuba -- Trinidad
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region -- Havana


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
It is located in the Plaza de la Catedral, in Old Havana and known in Spanish as la Catedral de San Cristóbal. Construction on the cathedral began in 1748 by the Jesuits, and was completed 29 years later by the Franciscans. The architectural style is known as "Cuban Baroque" and includes two large bell towers and many inlaid columns. Today it is a major tourist attraction in Havana.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email:
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 85: 15