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Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre

The Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Nuestra Señora del Cobre
Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre
Iglesia El Cobre Santiago de Cuba 2.jpg
20°3′2.9772″N 75°56′56.274″W / 20.050827000°N 75.94896500°W / 20.050827000; -75.94896500Coordinates: 20°3′2.9772″N 75°56′56.274″W / 20.050827000°N 75.94896500°W / 20.050827000; -75.94896500
LocationEl Cobre, Santiago de Cuba
CountryCuba
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
DedicationOur Lady of Charity
Consecrated1926
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeChurch
Completed1926
Administration
DioceseSantiago de Cuba
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba

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It was built in 1926 in the village of El Cobre about 12 miles west of Santiago de Cuba. It is a 3 aisled church on the hill "Cerro de la Cantera" and is linked to the village by a flight of 254 steps. It has a central bell tower and two side towers crowned by red-brick domes.

The basilica is under the circumscription of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba. The basilica was decreed on December 22, 1977.[1]

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