ARMORED TRAIN. (SANTA CLARA)
Located in the city of Santa Clara, it is quite a unique attraction for those lovers of Cuba’s history. There, on November 29th of 1958, troops from Column 8 led by Ernesto Che Guevara, struck a hard blow to Batista’s tyranny by derailing an armoured train, carrying reinforcement soldiers to fight the Rebel Army (Ejército Rebelde) in the eastern area of the island.
This monument was raised 13... For more information...
Birth House of Abel Santamaría Cuadrado
2da. del Norte No. 1, Encrucijada
It was declared a National Monument by Resolution 29, dictated in Havana City on December 31st of 1981.
The house was built in the twenties of wood and tiles. The inner floor is of mosaics, while the outer flooring is of cement. It is of vernacular construction. Here, Abel Santamaría Cuadrado was born in the year of 1927, and he also spent most of hi... For more information...
CABALLETE DE CASA
Caballete de Casa, among the Escambray mountains, in the centre of the island, was the site chosen by the Comandante Guerrillero (Ernesto Che Guevara) for establishing his headquarters.
Ernesto Che Guevara’s Headquarters (Comandancia de Ernesto Che Guevara) during the struggle before 1959, located in Caballete de Casa, in the mountain massif of the Escambray, in the centre of the country, is ... For more information...
IGLESIA DEL CARMEN (CHURCH OF CARMEN) AND SURROUNDING AREA
Declared a National Monument on December 11th of 1991. Located in the Plaza del Carmen along the Máximo Gómez street between San Pablo and Conyedo. The founding of the city took place on July 15th of 1689, right next to this site.
Close to Arroyo de la Sabana, today called river Belico (río Bélico), the priest Fray Salvador Guillén offered the first mass. Years later, in the place where the Te... For more information...
La Caridad Theater. Santa Clara
A unique architectural building located in the heart of the city of Santa Clara (276 kilometres east of Havana) which opened on September 8th of 1885 and was declared a National Monument of Cuba in 1981. The building was constructed thanks to the generosity of Marta Abreu de Estévez, a member of an illustrious and wealthy family of the area, who financed it’s building and later on donated it to t... For more information...
LEONCIO VIDAL PARK. (SANTA CLARA)
Its history dates back to the founding of the Villa, when a square of 1 600 metres was marked out in order to build the Plaza de Armas. In the area of the present day park, bull fights, equitation competitions, plays and all kinds of games, such as cards and dice, are held.
Every 15th of July, on the anniversary of the Villa’s founding, the people of Santa Clara celebrate with huge parties in ... For more information...
PASO DE LAS DAMAS, TAGUASCO
Paso de las Damas, another place in this historic municipality, is where Major General Serafín Sánchez Valdivia fell in mortal combat. He was a hero of the three wars of Independence.
Serafín Sánchez Valdivia was born in Sancti Spíritus, in 1846. He joined the insurrectional movement in Las Villas from the beginning. He fought bravely during the War of Ten Years (Guerra de los Diez Años) and al... For more information...
REMAINS OF THE TRAIL (TROCHA) FROM JÚCARO TO MORÓN
A brief history of the Trail (Trocha) from Júcaro to Morón.
In the wars of 1868 and 1895, the Trocha was an insurmountable barrier, as the Spanish thought, and after it was finished, it became the most perfect and sophisticated military construction that the Spanish Colonialism had in America. Of course it was never a deterrent for the glorious Mambi Army (Ejército Mambí), who in both wars kep... For more information...
San Juan de los Remedios was the eighth villa founded by the Spanish in 1515. The historical centre was declared a National Monument in 1980 and has a unique plaza, since it is the only one in the country where two churches stand: Our Lady of the Good Trip (Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje) and the Parroquia Mayor, in the latter there is a huge altar gilded in gold leaf and a sculpture representing t... For more information...
Sancti Spiritus is a province where there are many tourist attractions, among them the Villa of the Holy Trinity (Villa de la Santísima Trinidad), some 67 kilometres from the Villa del Espíritu Santo, capital of the province of Sancti Spíritus.
It was founded in 1514 and is among the first seven cities established by the Spanish on the island.
Among the places to visit are the Church (Igles... For more information...
Capital of the province of Villa Clara, its founding dates back to 1689. It is some 270 kilometres east of Havana. It is a typical city and many of its inhabitants live in brick houses with red clay roof tiles, in a quaint reminder of small Spanish villages.
Many identify it as the city of Che, due to the fact that in this city the Heroic Warrior fought at the head of his invading column for ... For more information...
The Villa of Trinidad, the third founded in the country, was originally located along the shores of the Tuinucú River, and later moved to the shores of the Yayabo River in 1552. It features many cultural and architectural values, as well as beautiful landscapes that form harmonic scenery enjoyed by many visitors.
Declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in December of 1998 it invites one to t... For more information...
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Address: Calle Marti between Isabel Rubio and Colon The Provincial Museum of Pinar del Rio history is located in a building constructed in 1879 by Agustin Anton, a physician from Valencia Spain, who used it as his home and office until 1892. Up until 1976 the glorious building was used as headquarters by Pinar del Rio’s provincial Government at which time it opened as a museum to commemorate the history of the province. The museum features five permanent halls providing [...]
Literally 20 minutes by car or bus from the Vinales hotel Los Jazmines or Hotel La Ermita, The Cueva del Indio or in English, “Indian Cave” is an extensive underground cavern with 10 to 20 meter high ceilings. The initial part of the visit includes walking through richly colored Stalactites and stalagmites, conical deposits emanating from the roof and floor of the cave. The second part of the trip is truly fantastic as you board a small boat which meanders [...]
The Pinar del Rio Botanic Gardens offers treasures like 170 species of fruit trees, exotic plants in barely 45 hectares. The herbarium has an astounding array of 5 500 samples of some 800 species and 200 families representatives of species native to the six ecosystems of the province of Pinar del Rio. For plant lover a photographic tour of this place is like a dream come true due to the incredible variety of plant species set in a beautiful location [...]
Vinales Valley is an official national park and by far the most visited location in Pinar del Rio offering an outstanding karst landscape in which farmers still use traditional methods of agriculture and tobacco farming. The Vinales region also maintains a rich vernacular tradition in its architecture, art crafts and Cuban country music. The numerous caves, one of which is called the Cueva del Indio ir Indian Cave are scattered on the slopes of the hills that envelope the Vinales [...]
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