La Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre en Miami
La Ermita de la Caridad was built in 1967. The modern conical building overlooking the bay, is the shrine in Miami to the Cuban patron saint, the Virgin of Charity, and is a moving and spiritual place to visit, especially for Cubans. It has a huge mural above the altar painted by Teok Carrasco with his assistant Orlando Cabañas, describing the history of the Roman Catholic church in Cuba and is orientated towards Cuba.
The first celebration by the Archdiocese of Miami of the feast of Our Lady of Charity took place in 1961 with a congregation of 30,000 Cubans emigres and the statue of Our Lady of Charity which had been brought from Cuba.
Outside the shrine are a number of statues including a modern interpretation of the virgin by the Cuban sculptor Antuan in 2008.