Iglesia de Santa Rita de Casia

CA3
Church / other
Architectural style: Art Deco
CA Ranking: 3
Open: 9am-noon, 2-5pm Mon-Fri; 2pm-6pm Sat; 9am-noon Sun; Mass: 5:30pm Tue, Thur, Sat; 8am Wed, Fri; 10:30am Sun
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  • The succession of parabolic arcs made of reinforced concrete in contrast to the three stories of rectangular windows which alternate with the arcs create a sense of motion and modernity, accentuated by a synthetic Santa Rica de Casia, by sculptor Rita Longa. The commitment to Art Deco codes in the interior of the church is reasserted by the rectangular geometric lines of the belfry.

    The church itself is unremarkable, but if you are keen on the work of renowned Cuban sculptress Rita Longa, you will want to see the statue inside, her interpretation of this 14th-century Italian saint.

    
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