Description: Santa Clara y Remedios
A short trip to San Juan de los Remedios in an early-20thcentury steam-engine-drawn train. This small colonial town was the eighth village founded by the colonizers in Cuba. Walk around its Central Square and visit the Parochial Church with its radiant baroque altar of mahogany laminated in gold. Arrival to Camajuaní to learn about the production of the most famous cigars in the world. Once in Santa Clara, short stop at a Cigar & Rum Store for minor shopping. After lunch, a visit to the Revolution Square Ernesto Che Guevara, monument that honours the immortal hero and his guerrilla comrades. Free time at the shopping center (central park and boulevard) and Photo-Stop at the Armoured Train Museum.
- Destination: Villa Clara
- Hours: 8
- Allow Kids:
- From: Cayo Santa Maria
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: Visit other cities
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Santa Clara y Remedios is located in Villa Clara
To the north it limits with the Atlantic Ocean; to the west with Matanzas; to the south with Cienfuegos, and to the east with Sancti Spíritus provinces. This is Villa Clara, a destination with more than 800 000 inhabitants in a territorial surface of 7 943 , Km². You can reach it by plane through the airport of the provincial capital and the one in Cayo Las Brujas, both for medium and small size airplanes.
By road you can get here through the National Freeway and the Central Highway. The city of Villa Clara opens up to tourism with a solid proposal supported by the virginity of its keys, more than 17 , Km of paradisiacal beaches and its historical-cultural patrimony that enhances all the natural attractiveness of the territory.
Among the main exponents we have Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial where the Heroic Guerrilla fighter's remains rest next to those of his comrades from Bolivia. The monument depicting the derailing of the Armoured Train, a place linked to the Cuban recent history, is another of the places related to the figure of Che.
Places such as La Caridad Theatre, National Monument and a symbol of Cuban neoclassical architecture, the existence and permanency of one of the oldest universities in Cuba, Leoncio Vidal Park, the boulevard, José Martí Library and the Museum of Decorative Art, are cultural emblematic places of the city. Next to it, we have the city of Remedios, the eighth village founded by the Spaniards in the Island and where the Parrandas de Remedios, one of the oldest popular festivities in Cuba, are originated. In this city there is also located the biggest Parochial Church (16th century) with its Baroque altars laminated in gold, it is the most valuable exponent in the city, where the famous musician Alejandro García Caturla was born.
On the north coast of the province, Santa María, Las Brujas and Ensenachos keys are located, well-known as La Rosa Blanca de Jardines del Rey, deal for the practice of diving. A travel around the spa of mineral-medicinal waters of Elguea and a boat ride on the great artificial lake, a stay in Villa La Granjita, and a typical Cuban lunch Black River at Villa Clara's Escambray, are options to keep in mind for those who arrive to the most central province in Cuba.