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Iglesia de Santa María del Rosario in the Cotorro Municipality, Havana, Cuba
Santa María del Rosario Church in Cotorro was built between 1760 and 1766. Named “The Cathedral of the Fields of Cuba" by Bishop Espada, it has been declared twice a National Monument first in 1946 and again 1984.
It has a beautiful baroque altar, only comparable to the altar of the church of Remedios. The gigantic shrine is framed with twisted columns covered with gold. It also has four beautiful paintings by the famous Cuban painter Nicolas Ladder scallops.
Dr. Tomas Romay Chacon, the first Cuban to be awarded a degree in medicine was baptized in the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario in 1764. The Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier was married in this church in the 1940s. José María Chacón y Calvo, a leading Spanish scholar and sixth count of Casa Bayona was baptized in this church. Queen Sofia of Spain visited Santa María del Rosario in 1999.
This is a photo of me and my wife Elizabeth, Levi, K6LCM and his father Bill (our friends from the USA) along with Abel, CO2SG and Guillermo, CO2ECO on the right:
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