Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

On the north coast of the Pinar del Río geography, welcoming the Strait of Florida, a huge rock attracts the attention of the visitor: Jutías Cay, a small coral island of almost virgin beaches with white sands and turquoise waters, is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty from the Caribbean. The islet, which along […]

San Francisco de Asis: Square looking to sea

San Francisco de Asis: Square looking to sea

Among the four colonial squares of Havana (Plaza Vieja, the Cathedral, Arms Square …), the Saint Francis of Assisi Square is the closest to the sea. It was built during the XVI century looking towards the port of Havana, to receive the Spanish galleons in their passage through the colonies. The entire square is paved. […]

Open doors in Havana Cathedral

Open doors in Havana Cathedral

Catholic Cathedral of Virgin Mary of Immaculate Conception, better known as Havana Cathedral. This imposing construction is considered one of the most beautiful religious buildings of Cuban baroque of XVIII century. Although its construction began in 1748, this Church was not converted into a cathedral until 1788. It has a rectangular shape with three naves and […]

El Caney, “homemade” food

El Caney, “homemade” food

Visiting the Natural Park El Nicho, in Cienfuegos, we have the opportunity to taste the Creole food of the restaurant “El Caney”. Only 100 meters away from the Park. A rustic construction site. Food prepared in a rural style. Friendly treatment and excellent view of the mountains. Nothing better after the walk than good Creole […]

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

According to an aboriginal legend, the Guanaroca lagoon is the result of the disconsolate cry of a mother. The beautiful Guanaroca, mourns the death of her first child at the hands of the father. The pain was so great, she cried so much her tears formed the rivers, the bay and the lake. Thus explained […]

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

The personal venture reaches Cienfuegos. In this case it takes the form of a gym. A private business to satisfy the demand of locals and tourists. It opens its doors not only for those who practice bodybuilding but also for those who want a healthier life. Its service covers the main exercise routines. Imperio Gym […]

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Thirty years has passed and Mejunje is still there, in Marta Abreu street in Santa Clara city . Unconventional is its trump card. It was created on January 26, 1985, as a place for meeting intellectuals friends but later it was became in the cultural heart of this city in central Cuba. This multifaceted cultural […]

For collectors: Plaza de Armas at Old Havana

For collectors: Plaza de Armas at Old Havana

At the end of Obispo Boulevard, between Tacón and O’Relly streets, you will find the oldest colonial square of Old Havana. It is Plaza de Armas, an opened quadrilateral, shaded by trees and with stone benches, fountains and a small marble sculpture at its center. There, it combines the style of medieval squares with the […]

Old Havana: Plaza Vieja, square for everyone

Old Havana: Plaza Vieja, square for everyone

Plaza Vieja is a meeting place for Cuban family. Day and night we can find there the kids running and practicing exercises or their parents enjoying the ride. Foreign visitors also participate in this natural, authentic and spontaneous party. This square can be reached by any of these four streets: Muralla, Mercaderes, Teniente Rey and […]

A look at Cathedral Square at Old Havana

A look at Cathedral Square at Old Havana

Coming from the Malecon, by the street Empedrado passin street Mercaderes, walking between local, tourists and curious personages, we will arrive at the Cathedral Square. This open space is simply majestic, with its imposing Cathedral and buildings of baroque style, all of the eighteenth century. One of the most beautiful places in Old Havana. The […]

¡Hasta siempre comandante!

¡Hasta siempre comandante!

To the entrance of Provincial Committee of Communist Party, where Che planted his command during the assault to Santa Clara’s city, it is erected a sculpture full with symbols as review of Heroic guerrilla fighter’s life from his childhood until guerrilla fight in Bolivia, highlighting his ideals and faith in the future in the boy’s […]

Remedios: Farm with Cuban flavor

Remedios: Farm with Cuban flavor

The walk to this farm begins in horse-drawn carriages. Currently it is possible to make this journey in a motor vehicle for those who prefer it that way. Everything starts at the Hostel Colonial Paradise; from there the visitor is moved to the farm. Upon arrival, the host family will greet you. They host their […]

Casa de la Ciudad Santa Clara, rescuing culture

Casa de la Ciudad Santa Clara, rescuing culture

Located in the historic center of Santa Clara, between Independencia and Juan Bruno Zayas streets we find La Casa de la Ciudad. This is a representative domestic building of the 19th Cuban century. Its construction dates back to 1860. This property possesses great architectural values and constitutes a unique exponent of the domestic architecture in […]

Coffee, Revolution, History … all in one

Coffee, Revolution, History … all in one

At the end of the Boulevard de Santa Clara, on Maceo Street, you will find the Cafe-Revolucion Museum. At first glance, you will think that you are in a state institution. This exceptional establishment is a small private business, and as we say … it has everything. When you enter, you will surely feel confused. […]

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

We are in the city of Santa Clara. Walking along Independencia street, one of the main streets of the city, we reach the Boulevard. This is a place frequented by all the inhabitants and visitors. We will see around some shops with assorted items. Numerous places offer their specialties of dishes, drinks or ice cream […]

Train museum in Santa Clara

Train museum in Santa Clara

The monument museum of the Armored Train in Santa Clara recalls the Battle led by Che Guevara in 1958 in this city. In this action took place the derailment of an armored train that transported numerous troops and armament of the government of Batista. The detention of this Train is a relevant fact in Cuban […]

Church of Carmen, symbol of Santa Clara’s identity

Church of Carmen, symbol of Santa Clara’s identity

When visiting Santa Clara we will have the opportunity to know its fantastic history. However, it is better see it by our own eyes. The Church of Carmen is one of those places that can tell us something of the past and the present of this place. A bit of history. According to Santa Clara […]

Parque Vidal, a park in Santa Clara’s center

Parque Vidal, a park in Santa Clara’s center

It is not hard to find it. It is located in the heart of the historical center of the city of Santa Clara. Many agree that Vidal Park is one of the main attractions for the visitor. Place chosen for numerous celebrations, public parades and other demonstrations. Currently this park is the cultural and social […]

Capiro, more than a Santa Clara hill

Capiro, more than a Santa Clara hill

Loma del Capiro in Santa Clara, shares its name with a mountain of South America also called Monte Capiro. It is located northeast of the city of Santa Clara. It is the smallest and most westerly of a set consisting of three natural elevations. This place has great geographical and historical value. Its slopes have […]

Colon Cemetery: A different tour

Colon Cemetery: A different tour

Without any doubt, we suggest you to visit the Colon Cemetery, in Vedado, Havana. We assure you this will be a different tour. This site, rather than being a place of eternal rest, has priceless artistic and architectural values. This funerary city covers 57 hectares and is divided by two wide intersected avenues forming a […]

El Nicho, Cienfuegos, a natural paradise for everyone

El Nicho, Cienfuegos, a natural paradise for everyone

A paradise. Thus, we could qualify El Nicho, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. This exceptional natural space is considered one of the most beautiful places in Cuba. Hidden between the mountains, it combines the green of the vegetation with the rivers, waterfalls and natural polls. It is a wonder of nature at the visitor’s disposal. It is […]

Attractive beach in Rancho Luna

Attractive beach in Rancho Luna

Cienfuegos, the City of the Sea, known also as the Pearl of South is a desired destination for lovers of diving. Its submarine bottoms are among the most attractive of the Island. Diving is one of the most developed tourist modalities in this region. The coast and some small beaches with exit to the Caribbean […]

Among dolphins in Cienfuegos

Among dolphins in Cienfuegos

Imagine the experience of swimming with dolphins in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Yes, it is possible. It is one of the services offered by the Cienfuegos Dolphinarium. This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy with the whole family. Not to worry, it is safe because those dolphins have been well trained. In addition, you and yours […]

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Santa Clara, Havana and other cities of Cuba have their Boulevard, and Cienfuegos did not want to be left behind. Full of life and with varied commercial and cultural offerings, the Cienfuegos Boulevard is undoubtedly one of the most frequented sites in the city. It can even be said to be the busiest pedestrian route […]

Cienfuegos, Pearl of South, has its Coppelia

Cienfuegos, Pearl of South, has its Coppelia

There is no better place in Cienfuegos to refresh the palate than the Coppelia. Located in front of the central Paseo del Prado, it opens its doors every day from 10 AM until 10 PM. Place very visited by locals and tourists. Affordable prices, multiple offers on the menu. Currently renewed after a repair that […]

Cienfuegos rescue its Cathedral

Cienfuegos rescue its Cathedral

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pure Conception, in Cienfuegos, is one of the most emblematic buildings of this city. It is located in Santa Isabel and San Carlos streets, in front of the José Martí Park. Its two tall steeples stand out in the landscape, one higher than the other does, because the […]

A Casino turned into Cienfuegos Museum

A Casino turned into Cienfuegos Museum

Formerly Spanish Casino, today Provincial Museum of Cienfuegos. Located in front of Marti Park, at the corner of 54th and 27th streets. One of the bourgeois real estate that became a cultural institution. A neoclassical building with an interior courtyard, built in 1893 to host the Spanish Casino. The ground floor was used for casino […]

Tomas Terry: An artistic “coliseum” in Cienfuegos

Tomas Terry: An artistic “coliseum” in Cienfuegos

On your walk through Marti Park, do not miss visiting the Tomas Terry Theater. Located in front of this Park, at the corner of 56th Avenue and 27th Street. This is an almost unparalleled theater on our Island. Its design is of an Italian coliseum type, a horseshoe shaped room in which the public is […]

Marti Park, in the heart of Cienfuegos

Marti Park, in the heart of Cienfuegos

In the Historical Center of Cienfuegos, we find the Marti Park. Its construction ended in 1850 and it was used as old Arms Square (Plaza de Armas) and had several names. At the time of founding of the city of Cienfuegos, this area was the starting point for the first streets. For this and more […]

Ferrer Palace at Cienfuegos, a look from the top

Ferrer Palace at Cienfuegos, a look from the top

At the corner of 54th and 25th Streets, next to of Marti Park in Cienfuegos, we find this amazing mansion. It is almost impossible to accept that it is a construction of the late nineteenth century and not much older. However, it is true; the Ferrer Palace is a construction of the year 1892, remodeled […]

Palacio de Valle, symbolism and luxury of a museum

Palacio de Valle, symbolism and luxury of a museum

In the limits of the Paseo del Prado en Cienfuegos, in the zone of Punta Gorda, stands the Palacio de Valle. Symbol of the South Pearl. One of the most emblematic buildings in the region. This luxurious mansion reflects the eclecticism of Cienfuegos. It is a museum and a restaurant specialized in seafood. A bit […]

Cienfuegos: Walking on Paseo del Prado

Cienfuegos: Walking on Paseo del Prado

When saying Paseo del Prado, surely you will think about Havana. However, Cienfuegos also has its own. In fact, it is more extensive than the famous Paseo del Prado of Havana. It crosses the entire city, with about 2 kilometers of length, from the entrance to this city until the Malecon of Cienfuegos. It is […]

Cienfuegos: The beautiful City of Sea

Cienfuegos: The beautiful City of Sea

Elegant city of Cienfuegos. Formerly called Fernandina de Jagua because it is located near the bay of Jagua. It adopted the current name to pay homage to the person responsible for its foundation. Discovered in the fifteenth century by Admiral Christopher Columbus and founded as a villa by the French in 1819. A cosmopolitan and […]

Jagua Castle at Cienfuegos, fortress with history

Jagua Castle at Cienfuegos, fortress with history

The Fortress of Nuestra Señora de Jagua is a military fortification of the XVIII century, known as the Castle of Jagua. It imposes majestic in the landscape of the Bay of Cienfuegos. Nearby was the picturesque fishing village of El Perché, of French origin, very attractive for tourists. The fort was declared National Monument in […]

Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Walking through the streets of Cienfuegos, I find an unusual site. The name call my attention, “Café la Buena Pipa”. Every Cuban knows the famous “endless tale”. We say that it even has a very philosophical meaning, or is the name just that … a good name? Standing at the door I see a cozy […]

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

On your tour through Paseo del Prado in Cienfuegos, you will notice this majestic building of imposing facade, undisputed symbol of the splendor that this city had in its golden decades. Formerly the headquarters of the Lyceum of Cienfuegos, in 1976 it became the Provincial Library “Roberto García Valdés”. Since then it has a growing […]

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