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  • Architecture: City Hall of Santiago de Cuba

    City Hall of Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

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  • Description Architecture: City Hall of Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

    The current building of the City Hall of Santiago de Cuba was inaugurated in 1950 under the direction of the teacher Francisco Prat Puig who adapted some old plans of the XVIII century destined to the Governor's Palace, which never saw the light of day.
    The City HallThe City Hall

    To this circumstance it owes himself the strong historicist air of the named City Hall of Santiago de Cuba, real symbol of the city for its elegance.

    It was known by most of the Cubans because it was the place from where Fidel Castro spoke for the first time to the population, January 1 of 1959, Day of the Victory of the Revolution in Cuba, in a massive public act in that it’s confirmed the irreversible fact of the victory on the government of Fulgencio Batista.

    This building, today, is the main place of the Popular Municipal Government.

    In the concerning thing to the City Hall - as government's organ and administration -, this it was constituted in 1515 when founding the village of Santiago de Cuba, been founded by Governor Diego Velázquez. Here it’s placed his residence the same one Governor, as well as many personages and most famous captains arrived in Cuba.

    This City Hall is considered as the first one in the history of Cuba and in fact the second of the whole America, it was and it is said that it consisted on a very humble built installation of guano.

    The construction that would supervene later has in its main body a balcony that dominates the whole park and that it was the scenario from where Fidel Castro, previously said, proclaimed the victory of the Revolution.

    It is from this place, where it is also awarded to the city of Santiago de Cuba, the Honorary Title of Hero City and the Order Antonio Maceo whose replicas can be observed in the facade of this historical place.

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  • Interesting Place next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • Urban Historical Center Santiago de Cuba Urban Historical Center Santiago de Cuba

    Lat:20.02143   Lon:-75.82949 

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    Declared National Monument on October 10th, 1978, its current limits correspond with those kept by the…

    Casa de la Trova Santiago de Cuba Casa de la Trova Santiago de Cuba

    Lat:20.02118   Lon:-75.82866 

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    The pure traditional trova from Santiago, son and bolero. Typical groups.

    Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi

    Lat:20.02150   Lon:-75.82770 

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    Tens of objects can be admired in the second oldest museum in the country, thanks to personal arrangements…

    Museum of Rum Santiago de Cuba Museum of Rum Santiago de Cuba

    Lat:20.02030   Lon:-75.82790 

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    26 de Julio, Historic Monument 26 de Julio, Historic Monument

    Lat:20.02650   Lon:-75.81900 

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    The assault to the Moncada Barracks, in 1953 were the headquarters of the regiment "Antonio Maceo"…

    Santiago de Cuba City Santiago de Cuba City

    Lat:20.04028   Lon:-75.81472 

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    Prehistoric Valley Prehistoric Valley

    Lat:19.94650   Lon:-75.65010 

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    Idea and work of the sculptor Dagoberto Ramos who populated this charmer Cuban place with replicas of…

    Baconao Park Baconao Park

    Lat:19.93810   Lon:-75.63810 

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    Baconao Park has many attributes that identify it. By its untamable nature as well as for its archaeological…

  • Museums next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • Diego Velazquez Museum Diego Velazquez Museum

    Lat:20.02180   Lon:-75.82990 

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    It is the mansion that belonged to Diego Velazquez (Spanish conqueror, first Governor from Cuba and…

    Arquidiocesano Arquidiocesano

    Lat:20.02080   Lon:-75.82930 

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    Ubicado en la Catedral Metropolitana es el único museo dedicado a la religión católica…

    Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi Provincial Museum Santiago de Cuba Emilio Bacardi

    Lat:20.02150   Lon:-75.82770 

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    Tens of objects can be admired in the second oldest museum in the country, thanks to personal arrangements…

    Antonio Maceo House Antonio Maceo House

    Lat:20.02756   Lon:-75.83060 

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    House where was born Antonio Maceo in Santiago de Cuba. Cuba.

    Granjita Siboney Museum Granjita Siboney Museum

    Lat:19.96870   Lon:-75.71730 

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    The farm was the departing place of the men that, headed by Fidel Castro, would attack the Moncada garrison,…

    La Isabelica La Isabelica

    Lat:20.01340   Lon:-75.63600 

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    It is an old French coffee farm 1 226 meters above sea level. Its owner, Victor Constantin, was one…

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    Lat:20.02220   Lon:-75.82190 

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    La Plaza de Marte, also call The Square of La Libertad, is one of the central urban spaces of this city,…

    Antonio Maceo Square Antonio Maceo Square

    Lat:20.03880   Lon:-75.81590 

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    The Major General Antonio Maceo Grajales Plaza was created to give the city a place for different socials,…

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    Lat:20.01130   Lon:-75.63910 

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    Eastern Cuba, favored by nature with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, a perfectly preserved environment…

    Baconao Park Baconao Park

    Lat:19.93810   Lon:-75.63810 

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    The sea, mountains, history and legends magically combine in this beautiful region Santiago. Located…

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    Lat:20.024720   Lon:-75.821940 

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  • Architecture next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • City Hall of Santiago de Cuba City Hall of Santiago de Cuba

    Lat:20.02185   Lon:-75.82947 

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    The current building of the City Hall of Santiago de Cuba was inaugurated in 1950 under the direction…

    Diego Velazquez Museum Diego Velazquez Museum

    Lat:20.02180   Lon:-75.82990 

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    It is the mansion that belonged to Diego Velazquez (Spanish conqueror, first Governor from Cuba and…

    Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral

    Lat:20.02088   Lon:-75.82954 

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    The Cathedral and Church "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", arises at the beginning…

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  • Catedral Metropolitana Catedral Metropolitana

    Lat:20.02100   Lon:-75.82960 

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    Catholic Church. former Iglesia Mayor, today Metropolitan Cathedral, dedicated to Nuestra Señora…

    Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral

    Lat:20.02088   Lon:-75.82954 

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    The Cathedral and Church "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", arises at the beginning…

    Cobre Santuary Cobre Santuary

    Lat:20.05250   Lon:-75.94680 

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    The history of El Santuario del Cobre, begins when La Virgen de la Caridad was found in the bay of Nipe…

  • Monuments next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • 26 de Julio, Historic Monument 26 de Julio, Historic Monument

    Lat:20.02620   Lon:-75.81900 

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    The assault to the Moncada Barracks, in 1953 were the headquarters of the regiment "Antonio Maceo"…

    Santa Ifigenia Cemetery Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

    Lat:20.03590   Lon:-75.84080 

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    The cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, place where lies the rest of the National Hero from Cuba, our Apostle…

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  • San Pedro de la Roca Fortres San Pedro de la Roca Fortres

    Lat:19.96870   Lon:-75.87100 

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    The Legendary Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca or Castillo de El Morro is among the picturesque places…

    San Pedro de la Roca Castle, El Morro San Pedro de la Roca Castle, El Morro

    Lat:19.96870   Lon:-75.87100 

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    The Legendary Castle of San Pedro de la Roca and El Morro Castle, as it is popularly known, is among…

  • Car rental offices next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • Hotel Casagranda Car rental officeHotel Casagranda Car rental office

    Calle Herredia, entre San Pedro y San Felix, Santiago de Cuba
    022686107 72m

    Trocha y Moro Car rental officeTrocha y Moro Car rental office

    Trocha y Moro. Santiago de Cuba
    022686001 820m

    Hotel Melia Santiago de Cuba Car rental officeHotel Melia Santiago de Cuba Car rental office

    Ave de las Americas, Santiago de Cuba
    022687177 2km 038m

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    Oficina Yarayo. Santiado de Cuba
    022623884 2km 170m

    Hotel Las Americas Car rental officeHotel Las Americas Car rental office

    Ave Las Americas y General Cebreco. Santiago de Cuba
    022687160 2km 205m

  • Currency Exchange next to City Hall of Santiago de Cuba
  • Hotel Santiago Currency Exchange Hotel Santiago Currency Exchange

    Calle 11 No. 2 e/ E y F, Chivirico
    (5322) 643894 2km 041m

    Hotel Versalles Currency Exchange Hotel Versalles Currency Exchange

    Ave. Raúl Pujols , Km 1½
    (5322) 695376 2km 919m

  • City Hall of Santiago de Cuba is located in Santiago de Cuba
  • It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea ─in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.

    Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.

    Cayo Granma and Baconao Park (Biosphere Reserve) also part of the attractiveness of this region. As a tourist destination, Santiago de Cuba, combines excellent possibilities for the enjoyment of beaches, city and nature tourism for to the places of interest in those three scenarios.

    For those who arrive in Santiago de Cuba, there are diverse lodging options in the city and in its surroundings, linked as much to the sea as to nature. With a variety of categories and levels of comfort, it will always be a guarantee for the visitors looking for harmony and soothing rest. There are other things, among so many, that make people from Santiago proud: to be the birthplace, par excellence, of almost all the musical genres of Cuba, a country where the music is soul and root; also, the carnivals that every month of July take place here, are the most spectacular in the country; as well as their rum, the well-known Fiestas del Fuego and the already traditional Festival of the Caribbean.

    The region of Santiago de Cuba has the necessary infrastructure to encourage tourism of events and congresses; it also has in its mountainous and seafaring environment the conditions to develop nature and adventure tourism, trekking, nautical activities, and health tourism. But there is nothing better than walk its undulating and narrow streets loaded with history and music at the same time.

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    City Hall Santiago de cub
    The City Hall was built in 1950, after being designed from a native Indian archived style, and witnessed Fidel Castro's very first public speech after the overthrow of the dictator Batista. This famous speech was actually given from the central balcony to the Cuban people below on January 1st 1959.