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Santiago de Cuba City Interesting Places, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is as splendid for its warm climate as it is for its people, the most Caribbean one of the island. In its territory you can find the emblematic Sierra Maestra, where took place the decisive moment of the Revolution. From the Castillo del Morro you can see the whole of the bay, where took place the famous naval battle in 1898 between US and Spanish troops. There is the Virgen de la Caridad Church, patron saint of Cuba.

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Santiago de Cuba City 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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Some of the must see places in this region include the: San Pedro de la Roca Bacanao Park Antonio Maceo monument Moncada Barracks Castillo del Morro and the Cementerio Santa Efigenia. Other popular attractions include the homes and birth places of many of Santiago de Cuba’s better known poets and war heroes. The buildings in the Santiago de Cubaregion are also popular sigh seeing attractions and some of the architectural gems to be found in Santiago de Cuba range from the baroque to the neoclassical. When it comes to places to stay in Santiago de Cuba, tourists will have two accommodation options to choose from. You could stay in a Casa Particular, which is the Cuban version of a Bed and Breakfast, or you could stay at any one of Santiago de Cuba’s numerous hotels. Payment for both will have to be made in peso convertibles. There are various museums that chronicle Cuba’s history and the history of the Santiago de Cuba Carnaval, which has become synonymous with Cuba. The Carnaval is held in the month of July in Santiago de Cuba, during which the people of the region organise parades, competitions, dances and the like. The region of Santiago de Cuba has also developed their own version of Salsa, called the Son, and taking a few lessons in this style found exclusively in this part of Cuba, can be an interesting experience. Getting around the area of Santiago de Cuba can be easily accomplished with the help of local transport. Visitors can also get taxis or hire cars to take them around the region.

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