This is a fertile area that is eminently industrial and agricultural, well known for its red rust coloured earth. This town treasures a beautiful history, since in 1953 many young men accompanied Fidel Castro on the assault on the Moncada Garrison (Cuartel Moncada), in Santiago de Cuba. It is a good idea to visit the solemn mausoleum built in honour of the region’s sons, who gave their lives in th... For more information...
BEJUCAL BRASS BANDS (CHARANGAS DE BEJUCAL)
The deeply rooted traditions of the town closest to the capital’s international airport José Martí, come alive during the last days of the year. Then the “charangueros”, divided into two bands, establish a friendly competition carrying out the most varied activities atop their carriages. The final show takes place in the old church plaza and starts very early from the headquarters of each band, wh... For more information...
BIRTH HOUSE OF CARLOS BALIÑO
The home of one of the founders of the first Communist Party of Cuba, has been turned into a museum and is located in the municipality of Guanajay, in the westward section of the province of La Habana.
Carlos Baliño was born on February 13th of 1848, and together with José Martí, he created the Cuban Revolutionary Party.
The building, which has resisted the years, dates from the first half... For more information...
COLONIAL SUGAR MILL “LA ALEJANDRÍA”
The ruins of the colonial sugar mill of La Alejandría are found to the south of the province of La Habana, in the municipality of Güines, less than three kilometres by the road that leads to the beach of El Rosario.
The place was declared a National Monument on December 31st of 1981 and it includes the remains of the aqueduct, the machinery and the house of the ancient sugar mill of La Alejan... For more information...
EL SALADO BEACH
Located only 25 kilometres from the capital is a beach protected by the coral reefs and which is a favourite among scuba divers.
The Blue Reef Diving Centre offers beginners night courses, that allow visitors to discover the mysteries of the deep in the moonlight.
As part of the attractions and quite near the hotel complex is an official track for practicing carting, equipped with stands an... For more information...
It originated as a province in 1975 with a surface area of 5 731 square kilometres and more than 700 000 inhabitants.
Among its main tourist attractions are the well-known Jaruco Stairs (Escaleras de Jaruco), located in the municipality of the same name, a unique landscape product of the same topography, where the existence of rocky outcroppings and caverns make it the ideal scenario for adven... For more information...
MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF ANTONIO MACEO (SAN PEDRO)
Located in an attractive area of the Bauta municipality, it is one of the most venerated spots in the province of La Habana, adjacent to the capital.
This is where Lieutenant General of the Liberating Army (Ejército Libertador) Antonio Maceo and his assistant, Captain Panchito Gómez Toro, fell in combat; a painful event that happened on December 7th of 1896.
The complex encompasses an ar... For more information...
MUSEUM OF THE UNKNOWN SOVIET SOLDIER
A suggestive mausoleum dedicated to an internationalist soviet soldier, it was opened in Cuba on February 23rd of 1978 with the idea of honouring those fallen during the help offered to the Revolutionary Armed Forces.
It is located to one side of the national highway that unites the capital with the town of San Antonio de los Baños.
The sober and stern shape of the monument contrasts with t... For more information...
Ruins of Angerona Coffee Plantation, Cienfuegos
This Cuban National Monument is less than five kilometres from the road that leads to the town of Artemisa, 60 kilometres west of the capital, to the neighbourhood of Cayajabos. These ruins that are a quaint reminder of the period of slavery, rise up out of the environment dominated by dense foliage.
The legend surrounding a love story that took place here in the year of 1822 is the main theme... For more information...
SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BAÑOS
This region is home to the International Humour Festival (Bienal Internacional del Humor), exhibiting pieces from the first known caricature of the country to the modern works of today.
This is the seat of the International Cinema School (Escuela Internacional de Cine), an institution visited by many outstanding personalities such as the Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez.
It is the main c... For more information...
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