- Destination: Pinar del Rio
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Description Interesting Places: Pinar del Rio City, Pinar del Rio. Cuba
Just like any other rural cities in Cuba, it preserves a peaceful spirit reflected in its ornaments, columns, carvings, portals and ironwork, al coming together in an eclectic style which is the general characteristic of the city. There are several interesting buildings to be found in the city, such as the Museum of Natural Sciences (former Guasch Palace), an eloquent ex
pression of Cuban eclecticism, built by Dr. Guash, a romantic scholar and multifaceted man; the Milanes Theater, built around the XIX century, a beautiful example of the neoclassic style of the city.
Other places of interest in the city are the Provincial Museum of History, the Museum of Visual Arts, as well as the Hermanos Loynaz Center, the latter containing the personal library of the poet Dulce Maria Loynaz, winner of the Cervantes Award in 1992.
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Pinar del Rio City is located in Pinar del Rio
Because of the richness, variety and excellent preservation of its flora and fauna, Pinar del Río is called "the garden of Cuba." UNESCO has declared the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and the Rosario Mountain Range biosphere reserves, and the Viñales Valley a world cultural heritage. The land in which the world's best tobacco is grown also offers you wonderful opportunities for scuba diving, hunting, fishing or simply relaxing and tanning at the beach.,
Since the 19th century, Havana residents have been drawn by the natural beauty of Vueltabajo, and they have flocked to Los Portales Cave, to San Diego de los Baños, to receive the benefits of its mineral-medicinal and thermal waters; and to the Viñales Valley, to gaze at its natural beauty.,
Pinar del Río is just 174 km (108 miles) from Havana. A good highway links the two cities. The architecture in its historic center is eclectic, and its low houses in gentle colors, whose porches seem to form an endless gallery, have great charm. On the outskirts of the city, modern buildings break its horizontal lines. ,
When visiting Pinar del Río's provincial capital, be sure to tour the Guayabita del Pinar Distillery, where the drink of the same name is still made by hand, following an age-old recipe; the Guash Palace, the Milanés Theater and the Rumayor Cabaret.,
Quiet, comfortable hotels have been built in some of the most beautiful spots in Pinar del Río, to facilitate your enjoyment of Nature. Cayo Levisa has a delightful, sunny beach, and the province also offer excellent opportunities for scuba diving, hunting and fishing.
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Pinar del Rio City
Almost perfect landscape that has deserved the nickname of Garden of Cuba for it excellent nature. Also known by the fact of being harvested in lands of Vueltabajo the best tobacco in the world, this province of the west of the country that embraces 10 931,5 Km2, was baptized later in 1774, as New Filipina and four years later it became Pinar del Rio.
Review about Interesting Places: Pinar del Rio CityVery good
Next to Viñales
The inland city of Pinar del Rio is to be found roughly 150 km / 93 miles to the south-west of Havana, where it is something of a gateway to the beautiful province of the same name. The city itself holds some interest, with museums, brandy and tobacco factories, and a historic theatre (the Teatro Jose Jacinto Milanes), but the countryside is simply stunning, with limestone hills, deep caves and several prominent waterfalls. You can also see where Cuba grows its tobacco at the many plantations in the region.