The Temple of Our Lady of Regla

Visit this photo-report published in Camera Owner Magazine and support us with your like and comment. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=252505946284433&id=101717658029930 The sanctuary of Our Lady of Regla is one of the most famous temples in Cuba. This modest Catholic church of neoclassical style was erected in the town of Regla, a small village in Havana city. The temple is considered an important cultural and religious symbol for locals and Havana's inhabitants. This sacred place is also a renowned peregrination destination in Cuba. Throughout the year, thousands of faithful and no faithful
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - The temple of Our Lady of Regla in the town of Regla . One of the most important peregrination destinations in 
Cuba. The temple is considered a national monument and a national sanctuary.
The temple of Our Lady of Regla in the town of Regla . One of the most important peregrination destinations in Cuba. The temple is considered a national monument and a national sanctuary.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - The image of Our Lady of Regla the day after the 
procession in the town of Regla on September 7th. This 
Marian Virgin is from the north of Africa where she was 
sculpted on ebony. According to the literature, this is the 
reason behind her black color. Due to the syncretic process 
some Afro-Cuban religions see the Orisha Yemaya in this 
Virgin.
The image of Our Lady of Regla the day after the procession in the town of Regla on September 7th. This Marian Virgin is from the north of Africa where she was sculpted on ebony. According to the literature, this is the reason behind her black color. Due to the syncretic process some Afro-Cuban religions see the Orisha Yemaya in this Virgin.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Photo of the second altar of the sanctuary of Our Lady of 
Regla. The man in front of the altar wears a symbolic hat 
used in Afro-Cubans religions.
Photo of the second altar of the sanctuary of Our Lady of Regla. The man in front of the altar wears a symbolic hat used in Afro-Cubans religions.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Image of the main altar of the temple. Frequently, locals and Havana's inhabitants come here to pray in front the altar.
Image of the main altar of the temple. Frequently, locals and Havana's inhabitants come here to pray in front the altar.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Details on the ceiling above the main altar of the temple. The white rectangle shows an anchor and two keys, both symbols 
linked to Havana city and the Catholic faith.
Details on the ceiling above the main altar of the temple. The white rectangle shows an anchor and two keys, both symbols linked to Havana city and the Catholic faith.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Stained glass window with the image of Saint 
Christopher, patron of the Village of Havana, carrying 
the child Jesus on his shoulders.
Stained glass window with the image of Saint Christopher, patron of the Village of Havana, carrying the child Jesus on his shoulders.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - People inside the temple during a Sunday Mass. On this day many people from different places of Havana city come to 
the temple to attend the church service. This is one of the most popular churches in Cuba.
People inside the temple during a Sunday Mass. On this day many people from different places of Havana city come to the temple to attend the church service. This is one of the most popular churches in Cuba.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Photo of one of the entrances to the temple.
Photo of one of the entrances to the temple.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla - Every year, on September 7th, faithful of Our Lady of Regla celebrate her day in many countries. On this day, the 
sanctuary celebrates a religious procession throughout the town of Regla. This celebration returns after a long time banned due to the intolerance of the Cuban socialist state.
Every year, on September 7th, faithful of Our Lady of Regla celebrate her day in many countries. On this day, the sanctuary celebrates a religious procession throughout the town of Regla. This celebration returns after a long time banned due to the intolerance of the Cuban socialist state.
The Temple of Our Lady of Regla
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