Cienfuegos | Province: Cienfuegos
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French émigrés from Bordeaux and Louisiana founded the settlement of Fernandina de Jagua on a large, calm bay on the Caribbean Sea on April 22, 1819. In 1830, when it was upgraded to a town, its name was changed to Cienfuegos, in honor of José Cienfuegos, the Governor-General of Cuba. Fifty years later, it was proclaimed a city and, for its beauty, was called "the pearl of the south." By the end of the 19th century, it had become the fourth most important city in the country.,
Considered the crowning jewel of Cuban architectural in the 19th century, Cienfuegos stands out for the perfect design of its streets and for the refinement and good taste of the buildings in the historic center of the city, which has been declared a national monument. When visiting, stop by the Casa del Fundador (the Founder's House); Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) Cathedral; the Tomás Terry Theater; the Ferrer Palace; and the José Martí Park, which contains the only arch of triumph in Cuba.,
Other attractions include the Prado Promenade, the Valle Palace, the museums of Naval and Provincial History, and the Reina (Queen's) Cemetery.,
Farther out from the center of the city, tour the Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Jagua (Jagua for short) Fortress, the Tomás Acea Cemetery and the Botanical Gardens.,
In addition to these cultural and historic attractions, Cienfuegos has excellent facilities for scuba diving and other water sports, nature tourism and thermal baths.
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Cienfuegos cityLat:22.14583 Lon:-80.43639 See Google Map
We welcome you to Cienfuegos, also known as Perla del Sur or Linda Ciudad del Mar. Established in 1819 and named as Fernandina de Jagua, the city has its coast facing the Caribbean Sea and a bay always coveted by colonizers and pirates.
Hotel PasacaballosLat:22.06277 Lon:-80.45890 See Google Map
Sitting at the entrance of Cienfuegos Bay, this hotel offers beautiful views from its rooms. From this hotel you can visit the Sierra del Escambray, the most important mountain range in the center of the country. You can also enjoy the Ciego Montero spa, the waterfalls of El Nicho high-up in the mountains, the Martín Infierno Cave located in a difficult-to-access
Aguada de PasagerosLat:22.38472 Lon:-80.84611 See Google Map
The Municipio of Aguada de Pasajeros is one of the thirty two municipios in the province of Las Villas, Cuba. This municipio covers a surface of 4,048 square kilometers.
Castillo de JaguaLat:22.06460 Lon:-80.46330 See Google Map
In Castillo de Jagua Fortress, which is considered the 3ª important fortress of the country and which was declared National Monument. Choice of dishes from the world’s cuisine and “La Dama Azul” (The Blue Lady) paella as the main course.
DelfinarioLat:22.03843 Lon:-80.43007 See Google Map
One of the most popular places in Cienfuegos for the great show with dolphins and seals.
El NichoLat:22.02992 Lon:-80.13097 See Google Map
You can take a great trip to reach the Nicho 46 km from Cienfuegos. El Nicho is a breathtaking place with waterfalls and natural pools. Enjoy the beautiful view with the Escambray mountains, exclusive birds, endemic flora, trekking, caves and lunch. Includes: tour on bus until Cumanayagua, guide, transportation to El Nicho, taking a natural trail, view…
PalmiraLat:22.24444 Lon:-80.39417 See Google Map
Palmira is situated in the area of Cuba. Lies in the northern part of country.As to the administrative division, Palmira belongs to Cienfuegos. Some of the major tourist attractions in the surroundings of the town of Palmira are Historic Cienfuegos (Cuba) about 12 km, Santa Clara (Cuba) about 47 km, Salto de Caburni (Cuba), about 49 km, Topes de Collantes (Cuba) about 50 km,
Hacienda la VegaLat:22.66700 Lon:-84.08330 See Google Map
In the passage from Cienfuegos to Trinidad are the Hacienda La Vega, an ideal place to ride along 5 km to a small cove with sand reef, Caleta de Castro where there will be free time for bathing. Opportunity to taste Creole cheese, juice, sweet and coffee or opt for a typical local lunch.
Jardin BotanicoLat:22.12360 Lon:-80.32670 See Google Map
This hundred-year-old institution is the oldest of its kind in the country and offers the national as well as the foreign visitor the possibility of admiring well cared for plants originating from all parts of the planet.
Playa YaguanaboLat:21.86050 Lon:-80.21220 See Google Map
Yaguanabo Beach can be enjoyed from small but comfortable cabanas (operated by Islazul) in a protective screen of vegetation. Here, you can relax in peace and quiet broken only by the squabbling of local birds and the soothing sound of the river
Mal TiempoLat:22.30980 Lon:-80.23380 See Google Map
This historical site, located in the municipality of Cruces, is within a park surrounded by a paved area that acts as an access to the obelisk. It has a stepped structure in a pyramidal form, and is located at the centre of the park surrounded by colonial ruins.
GuajaimicoLat:21.93330 Lon:-80.30000 See Google Map
The establishment overviews a beautiful landscape at the mouth of La Jutía River, so it is an ideal destination to combine coastal and sea tourism with excursions.
CumanayaguaLat:22.15250 Lon:-80.20111 See Google Map
Cumanayagua is a municipality and city in the Cienfuegos Province of Cuba. It is located 23 kilometers (14 mi) east of Cienfuegos, the provincial capital.In 2004, the municipality of Cumanayagua had a population of 51,435. With a total area of 1,099 km2 (424.3 sq mi), it has a population density of 46.8 /km2 (121.2/sq mi).
Playa Rancho LunaLat:22.03798 Lon:-80.42336 See Google Map
Small beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea, like Rancho Luna and El Inglés are located on the shores of the urban area, and constitute ideal places for the practice of Scuba Diving; especially in the stretch between the canal of the entrance to the Bay of Jagua and Boca Ambuila, where, besides the Notre Dame Column Coral
Santa Isabel de las LajasLat:22.96806 Lon:-82.15583 See Google Map
This is where Bartolomé “Benny” Moré was born, a man who became the most popular singer of boleros, sones and guarachas in the history of Cuban music. Without studying music, he was able to write quite a number of songs and compositions, that came to life by way of the orchestra that he directed during the last years of his turbulent life. Benny, among his vast repertoire,…
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Cienfuegos was founded in Cuba in 1819 by French immigrant, Don Luis De Clouet. The city maintains a fairly homogeneous urban center full of classical facades and slender columns, which provides an atmosphere reminiscent of 19th century France. Cienfuegos is known as the “Pearl of the South of Cuba”. No wonder, having seduced travellers from all over the world thanks to its elegant blend of cultivated French spirit and gentle Caribbean style. In the bay itself you can find a sign quoting famous singer Benny Moré, saying “The city I like the most”.
This port town is situated by Cuba’s greatest bay. The entire town enjoys a jealousy-provoking maritime atmosphere and a sense of tranquility that breaths new life into renovated streets free of “jineteros”, these being key to its declaration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.It is a colorful city characterized by its emerald green, lush landscapes and turquoise blue waters. The province is full of small coves, caves and coral reefs, but the main attraction stands inland in El Nicho, an exuberant natural enclave located within Topes de Collantes Natural Park. We can split the province into two distinct areas: the central zone, where El Prado and Parque José Martí Park; and Punta Gorda, a small territory which cuts across the bay and which houses an eclectic range of palaces dating from the early 20th century.
The most interesting places the central area has to offer are: José Martí Park, Paseo del Prado Street, Arc de Triomphe, Catedral de la Purísima Concepción (Cienfuegos Cathedral), Tomas Terry Theater, Colegio San Lorenzo School, Benjamin Duarte Casa de la Culture, Provincial Historical Museum, Cienfuegos Government Palace, Casa del Fundador, Naval History National Museum, Cementerio de la Reina Cemetery, Museo de Locomotivas (Locomotive Museum), Malecón de Cienfuegos, Benny Moré Statue, Sports Museum.
While in Punta Gorda it is worth to highlight: The Palacio Azul (The Blue Palace), Club Cienfuegos, Park of Sculpture, Palacio de Valle (Valle Palace), La Punta Recreation Centre.
A little further away, you can find the monumental Necropolis of Tomas Acea.
In the outskirts of town you can find the picturesque Playa Rancho Luna Beach and its hotels; the enclave of Santa Isabel de Lajas; Jagua Castle; Guanaroca Lagoon; Cienfuegos Botanical Gardens; El Nicho natural enclave; Ciego Montero spa; Loco Cay; Yamaraguas; and the Caribbean Coast.
Cienfuegos is one of the provinces of Cuba. The capital city of the province is also called Cienfuegos and was founded by French settlers in 1819. Until 2011 Cienfuegos was the smallest province in Cuba (excluding the city of Havana and the Isla de la Juventud) with an economy almost entirely dedicated to the growing and processing of sugar. Sugar mills and sugarcane plantations dot the landscape. There are waterfalls in the sierra of the province. Scuba diving off Cienfuegos province is extremely popular both with tourists and locals. There are numerous underwater caves, and well over 50 dive sites in the province.The provinces of Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, and Villa Clara were once all part of the now defunct province of Santa Clara.