Museo de Ambiente Histórico.
Felix Peña 612
corner of Calle Aguilera and Calle Felix Peña on the Parque
Open daily between 9am-1pm
house of the viceroy. Now showing artifacts from the history of
Casa Natal de José María Heredia.
Calle Heredia No. 260 e/ Pío Rosado y Hartman.
Birthplace of one of
Cuba's greatest poets.
Casa Natal de Antonio Maceo.
Calle Los Maceo No. 207 e/ Corona y Morúa Delgado
place of one of the heroes of the war of independence.
Casa Natal de Frank País Garcia.
Calle General Banderas No. 226 e/ Habana y Maceo
of one of the heroes of the urban guerilla.
Museo del Carnaval.
On the corner of Pío Rosado
Open: Tues-Sat 9am-8pm; Sun
The museum aims to give
an overview of the great tradition of carnaval in Santiago.
Museo Emilio Bacardí.
Pío Rosado y Aguilera
3pm-8pm Mon; 9am-9pm Tue-Sat; 9am-4pm Sun
This was one of Cuba's
first museums, set up by Emilio Bacardí, and built by architect
Carlos Segrera. It houses a valuable collection covering
the period between the Spanish conquest and the Wars of
Independence (from Spain).
Museo del Ron.
On the corner of Calle Hartmann (San Félix) and Calle Castillo
Duany (Santa Lucía)
All about the great
Escolar 26 de Julio)
Calle Trinidad at the
corner of Moncada
9am-9pm; Tues-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 9am-1pm
yellow barracks of the Spanish army attacked by Fidel. The
ochre-colored exterior is marked with carefully re-opened bullet
holes, a reminder of the July day in 1953 when Fidel Castro and
a band of ragtag rebels launched an assault on the barracks. You
can see the rebels' weapons, bloodstained uniforms, photographs,
letters, and other documents.
Museo Granjita Siboney.
Carretera de Siboney km. 13 ½
It was the place of
gathering for attack the Moncada Garrison. It now shows
memorabilia of the attack.
Museo de la Clandestinidad.
(Museum of the Underground
General Rabí 1 between Santa
Rita and San Carlos
located in a 18th-century
mansion on a hill, Loma del Intendente.
Memorabilia of the revolution.
Fortaleza del Morro.
Bahia de Santiago
Open daily between 9am-8pm
Guarding the entrance to the Bahía de Santiago built on op
a of a rocky promontory. It was engineered in 1638 by an Italian
architect. The fortress is about 16km (10 miles) south of the
center of Santiago along the Carretera del Morro.
fortress now houses the Museum of Piracy.
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia.
large cemetery, dating to 1868, is a small city of the dead,
populated by elaborate marble tombs including several
spectacular mausoleums. One of these belong to José Marti.
Loma de San Juan.
Reparto Santa Bárbara, corner of Av. de Raúl
Pujol and Carretera de Siboney Km 1.5 (next to the Hotel
Horizontes San Juan)
The place where
Teddy Roosevelt and
hisRough Riders stormed the hill and defeated the Spanish
Museo "La Isabelica"
Carretera de la Gran Piedra km. 14
Shows some history of
the French settlements in the area. The museum exhibits farming
implements and archeological objects.
Other places of interest:
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la
(Sanctuary of the Caridad del Cobre)
Carretera al Cobre
Church of the national
Virgin of Cuba.
The walls of the church
are laden with gifts from people that were healed or asked for
the Virgin's blessing.
La Gran Piedra.
Carretera de la Gran Piedra km. 14
Enormous rock of volcanic origin. It is 51 meters long and 25
meters wide, with an approximate weight of 63 000 tons. It is on
the top of a mountain at 1 225 meters. The views of the Sierra
Maestra are stunning.
A World Heritage
Biosphere Reserve and it is filled with attractions other than
wildlife refuges and coffee plantations.
There is an old car
museum and a magnificent 45-hectare (111-acre) garden, the
Jardin Ave de Paraiso, dating from 1860. The natural park has
places of great beauty.
Valle de la Prehistoria.
A bit tacky collection
of dozens of life-size model dinosaurs and other prehistoric
Nice for children.