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La Isabelica Museums, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

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  • La Isabelica, Santiago de Cuba
  • Destination: Santiago de Cuba
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It is an old French coffee farm 1 226 meters above sea level. Its owner, Victor Constantin, was one of the many French colonizers who after the Haitian Revolution led by Toussaint Louverture, in 1791, settled on the Sierra de la Gran Piedra,
where they introduced and extended coffee cultivation. Today it is Patrimony of Humanity together with the local group of
French coffee farm ruins (a hundred), it functions as museum, where they exhibit working tools

Mapa de La Isabelica

La Isabelica 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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Review about Museums: La Isabelica
Excellent Tina K

“The only remaining plantation house around ”
According to my information, even though there have been many coffee plantations around this area, only Villa Isabelica remains , even though it has been hit by the hurricane Sandy pretty badly and now is in the process of renovation. One more house remains, but that has been turned into the Botanic Garden. As for the plantation, it's worth paying... More 

Excellent cuba9999

“Interesting Place to Visit ”
Museo La Isabelica, Carretera de la Gran Piedra Km 14, an early 19th century coffee plantation that once was the property of french immigrants from Haiti. House is a stone mansion and is recognized by UNESCO as a master work of cultural heritage in 2003. Entrance fee is 2 pesos, 5 pesos for taking pictures ( quite steep) and the... More 

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