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Top attractions in Santiago de Cuba

Cementerio Santa Ifigenia , Santiago de Cuba
Pay your respects to the Cuban national hero Jose Marti and other prominent historical figures at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. The large granit
World heritage site · Castle
Guarding the entrance to Santiago de Cuba Bay, Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca stands as one of the best preserved and most complete example
Cespedes Park , Santiago de Cuba
Discover Cuban culture, history, and life together in one attraction when you visit Cespedes Park. Start on one end of the plaza at the munic
Historic Site
Moncada Barracks , Santiago de Cuba
Visit the site of the beginning of Cuba’s most important historical movement when you head to Moncada Barracks. The barracks was the site of
Antonio Maceo Revolution Square , Santiago de Cuba
Visit Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, a giant historic plaza of Havana. The open space stretches far and wide and serves as a prominent plac

Santiago de Cuba

Castles · Cemeteries · Landmarks
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity. Fast-paced, hot, and sticky, the city splits opinions with Cubans and international visitors, with it seeming relentless or thriving, dangerous or passionate, polluted or lively depending on who you ask. An acquired taste perhaps, but its cultural and political relevance cannot be denied, with a young Fidel Castro beginning his nationalist Revolution here, and a wealth of popular Cuban musical styles said to have developed first in Santiago de Cuba. The downtown historical attractions of Santiago de Cuba include colonial architecture, monumental squares and sculptures, and a scattering of museums. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Santiago de Cuba and add them to your vacation plans using our Cuba trip itinerary site.

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Where to stay in Santiago de Cuba

During a vacation in Santiago de Cuba, guests usually stay in one of two neighborhoods--the city center or near the university. Those choosing the center have easy access to the best tourist attractions in the city from a wide range of bed and breakfasts, hostels, and lodges. Staying near the university can prove slightly more budget-friendly, with easy access to the city's bus terminal.
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