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Address: 59 Martinez Villera St., Trinidad, Cuba

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Unusual cultural attaction

We came across this unusual baby doll in the centre of the room by accident will walking around the streets.Without any explanation, about this religion, we found it a bit... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We came across this unusual baby doll in the centre of the room by accident will walking around the streets.Without any explanation, about this religion, we found it a bit disconcerting. Maybe a plaque explain the significance of a lone baby doll in the centre of a big room would shed some light on this place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The very idea of a Santeria temple is somewhat contradictory. Still, there it is. A small, 2-room temple with a strange looking doll in each. Certainly worth a look as you're sure to pass by it anyway. Nothing spectacular to be seen, though.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A little temple without much explanation. Just another superstition, but without the great architecture of the more widely practiced ones.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

It was interesting to see what the religion is all about, you dont have to spend much time here as there is not much to see

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A fabulous learning experience to see what this religion is all about. We sat and listened to the guide explaining the church and its foundations,and I witnessed the "head priest" giving advice from outside a window to a person inside a room, who was on the floor, making some kind of "confession". It was very primitive, even for an anthropology... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

On our trip after looking at the catholic cathedral, our guide brought us to what she called "the African religion" which she followed. It was interesting to hear about the various Madonnas and what this had to offer in modern Cuba.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was an opportunity to learn about the Santeria religion. A mixture of Catholic and African. We found it very interesting and worth a stop.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had a private visit to this rather unobtrusive house on a quiet street. The "minister" explained various aspects of Santeria and was fully open to questions. This particular sanctuary had a water themed "goddess," hence the blue tones throughout and water in various receptacles. Interesting and worth the visit.

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WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My students loved this presentation. Fascinating blend of cultures. A social place to visit. I recommend

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Not sure what you expect other than a black doll sat in a chair with white robes - all a bit strange for me seems to be a need to find something to show the tourists.

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