We’re traveling to Varadero soon, and my hubby, mother and another friend are going to tour Havana. My mother was wondering if it is required for ladies to have their shoulders & head covered when visiting the churchs, as it is in Rome.
I’ve only been to 2 churches in Havana, and both times I was just wearing typical tourist garb with no head covering, and my shoulders were bare, and no one seemed offended. We weren’t attending an actual service, but I don’t think it would make a difference.
To be on the safe side, you could carry a scarf in your purse, just in case.
No, it isn’t at all required to have heads or shoulders covered in churches in Cuba. Mind you, I found that many of the churches in Havana Vieja can be quite chilly inside, so while a shawl isn’t required for religious reasons, they may well appreciate it!
Some of the churches are absolutely beautiful. There is a small garden in the courtyard of one church that is dedicated to Mother Teresa which is an enjoyable visit.
Thank you both for your quick reply. I will advise mother.
As stated above, special coverings are absolutely not required.
Also, as Madrugada says there’s some lovely churches in Havana, especially considering “normal” religion has had a very difficult time for the last several decades…