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  • Iglesia de Jesús de Miramar is the second largest church in Cuba. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristobal de la Habana. It was begun in 1948 and inaugurated on May 28, 1953. It is constructed in the Romanesque-Byzantine style. Its architect was Eugenio Cosculluela y Barreras The murals in the church were painted by the Spanish painter, Cesareo Marciano Hombrados y de Onativia between the years 1952 and 1959. There are more than 266 figures represented in the 14 large murals. His model for the Virgin Mary was his wife, Sara Margarita Fernandez y Lopez. The writer Carlos Eire, in his book: Waiting for Snow in Havana, says: "What a church that was, so full of murals depicting the passion of Jesus of Nazareth. Huge, colorful murals, most of them densely packed with crowds and people. The oddest thing was that many of those who had paid for the murals had been included in these crowd scenes." The largest pipe organ in Cuba was inaugurated on November 22, 1956 in the church. Parts of the organ were brought from Spain and the rest was constructed in the Church by the Spaniard Guillermo de Aizpura.

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