The Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Patroness of Cuba, is one of the most admired and venerated religious sites by Cubans. It is located in the mining town of El Cobre, Santiago de Cuba. Its foundation dates back to the year 1830, it has three naves topped by towers where there are belfries on a lower level, the main facade is symmetrical and its central structure ends in a dome.
La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre is one of the invocations of the Virgin Mary. With this appointment she was baptized by Pope Benedict XV in 1916. When John Paul II visited the island in 1998, he crowned her as Patroness of Cuba. On March 26, 2012, Benedict XVI awarded him the Golden Rose of Christianity, on the occasion of the quadrenieth anniversary of the appearance of the image.