Cuba Travel Guide - with Wired Destinations
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Cuba Sightseeing – with Wired Destinations
Cuba offers a range of tourist attractions and Cuba sightseeing activities for everyone. Wired Destinations’ Cuba Travel Guide gives you all the information you need to know for your Cuba travel. Below are some of the main highlights in the country.
This cosmopolitan capital is situated on the western part of the Caribbean Island. The city of Havana has retained the charm of the times when the Spanish ruled Cuba centuries ago. There are plenty of Cuba sightseeing spots.
Captain General’s Palace
This building was the official residence of the General of the Spanish troops. It is situated in the center of Havana and later on has become the President Palace of Cuba. This magnificent palace is in recent days one of the busiest museums and a must see Cuba sightseeing attraction. The museum displays old documents and artifacts telling the country’s history. This place is always busy, so visit there early in the morning to avoid the bustling crowds.
Plaza de Armas
This is a good starting point for a Cuba sightseeing tour of the old town. The plaza is located in the heart of Havana. This plaza dates back around four hundred years when Cuba was still under Spanish rule. The highlight of this area is the monument of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, a Cuban planter who led the island to independence. The Plaza de Armas is a great place to relax and enjoy the colonial architecture in the center of Havana.
San Cristobal Cathedral
The main cathedral ideally located in the central square of Havana, the San Cristobal Cathedral, is famous for its unequal towers and marvelous marble altars. Tourists will find plenty of the finest religious artworks of the Caribbean Sea displayed inside.
Varadero is a popular beach town located to the east of Havana. The gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water makes Varadero always popular with tourists all year round. Apart from the beaches, there are plenty of activities, Cuba sightseeing and luxury Varadero hotels in and around the city as well.
The Bellamar Caves are the oldest attractions in the country. The caves are very extensive and provide breathtaking views. Tourists who walk down into the cave find the place quite damp and rough, but very warm inside.
This is a quiet and peaceful park in the center of Varadero. The area is filled with birds, music, street stalls and camel rides for children. Every morning and evening, you can see locals gather in the park for a relaxed chat.
Pinar del Rio
Pinar del Rio is situated in the west of the country, not far from Havana. The town has some interesting attractions and Cuba sightseeing activities that are well worth a visit, with many of the best tourist hot spots and Pinar del Rio hotels located in the rural areas.
This is a prime attraction for many people who come to Cuba. The natural springs are constantly warm with temperature of around 34 C. It is believed that the water is good for the health as it is rich in sulfur. In addition to the hot springs, there are numerous heath care services available, including massages and mud baths.
A national park with hills and caves, the Vinales is the best developed national park of Cuba.
Cathedral de San Rosendo
The cathedral is located in the center of town. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful religious architectural landmarks in the region. Though the church was built in the late 19th century, it is still well-maintained to a good condition today.
Villa Clara is a province located in the heart of Cuba. Most of the town attractions and Villa Clara hotels lie in the capital city, Santa Clara. It is the center of the sugar industry and also home of Ernesto Che Guevara’s battle of the Cuban revolution. Here are some of the Cuba sightseeing highlights of Villa Clara.
Che Guevara Monument
Located in Santa Clara, a monument of Che Guevara stands as a symbol to his victory and his service to the Cuban people. Next to the monument is the museum which exhibits Che Guevara’s life and his struggles for the Cuban revolution. It is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8am until 9pm.
San Juan Bautista
This church is situated in the center of Santa Clara and is remarkable for its architectural beauty. The statues of Christian saints and the original decorations will truly please every visitor. This place can be crowded especially on Sundays, so try getting to the church just before mass.
Baths of Elquea
This natural hot spring is located approximately 130 km away from Villa Clara. However, it has gained reputation over the past few decades as a prime tourist destination. This isolated area is believed to have the health and healing powers, making thousands of tourists come visit. Every natural spring in Cuba is rich in sulfur aiding visitors with health problems. This spring is today a center of an entire collection of Villa Clara hotels.
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