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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad 

On October 12, 1948, Fidel Castro Ruz and Mirta Díaz Balart were married in this unusual Art Deco church in the center of Banes. The first wooden church was built in 1910, what we see today, was built in 1948. After their divorce in 1954, during Castro's exile in Mexico, Mirta remarried and moved to Spain. Fidel and Mirta had one son, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart (1949–2018), called Fidelito. He was a nuclear physicist and responsible for the construction of Cuba's only nuclear power plant "Juragura", which was never finished and is now abandoned. Cuba kept free of nuclear power.


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Belleuse, micritter, Smiley Derleth, H.-Marie and 29 other people have particularly liked this photo

21 comments - The latest ones
Proxar club
7 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Proxar club
Danke Proxar!
7 weeks ago.
Jean club
A very beautiful building.
7 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Jean club
I love Art Deco in any form ;-)
7 weeks ago.
Superbe cadrage !!!
7 weeks ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
I must say the pip is my favorite pic here, Berny.
Interesting info in the caption!
7 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely Art Deco building, being built in 1910 it would have been a very early example.
7 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to tiabunna club
I have to correct my note. The church had been built in 1910 as wooden building with a zinc roof and was then 1948 completely new constructed. What we see today, is from 1948!
Thanks George!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain club
Superb capture.
7 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I'm not sure I've seen an Art Deco church before..........it's really beautiful, especially in that gorgeous sunshine!

A great find and well captured Berny!
7 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Keith Burton club
It's unusual indeed. Many thanks, Keith!
7 weeks ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Cliché et documentation intéressant !
7 weeks ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Interesting and unusual example of Art Deco church!
7 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Se agradece un poco de historia. Las fotografías, como todas las tuyas, cumplen bien.
A la vista del carro, quien no lo tenga en Cuba, será porque no quiere.
7 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What a remarkable church architecture !!
Have a healthy week ahead Berny.
7 weeks ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
eine tatsächlich ungewöhnliche Kirchen Architekture, die mir sehr zusagt....
7 weeks ago.
polytropos club
Würde man auf Anhieb nicht gleich als Kirche erkennen.
Danke auch für die interessanten Infos!
7 weeks ago.
LotharW club
Das PiP gefällt mir noch besser!
7 weeks ago.
H.-Marie club
Eine wunderschöne Kirche, sehr schon gezeigt.
Und sehr spannend, die Informationen dazu.
7 weeks ago.
Typo93 club
I didn't know Castro got married in church...
7 weeks ago.
Berny club has replied to Typo93 club
He received a wedding gift from dictator Batista, some say two alabaster lamps, some say 500 dollar. Batista was born in Banes, where the father of Mirta was mayor.
7 weeks ago.

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