City of Santa Clara has diverse and colourful cultural scene, and a beautiful central park named after a Colonel Leoncio Vidal in the national independence army, who died in a battle in this square in 1896. This charming square is the most popular park and the heart of Santa Clara. It has pristine flower beds, wrought-iron benches, and period street lamps. These lovely touches have helped it retain its original vibe, the city has mostly colonial style architecture with narrow streets and famous fountain a sculpture Nino de la Bota.
There are many reasons to visit Santa Clara, one of them is the museum of "Decorative Arts" offer impressive collection of Colonial decorative art and furnitures. And the Modern Art Gallery, all are located at the corners of Parque Vidal. This Leoncio Vidal charming square is the most popular park and the heart of the city. It has pristine flower beds, wrought-iron benches, and period street lamps. These lovely touches have helped it retain its original vibe, the city has mostly colonial style architecture with narrow streets, there is also a famous fountain a sculpture Nino de la Bota.
• La Gobernador restaurant
The most elegant and atmospheric restaurant in Santa Clara, has patio bar in open-air interior courtyard of the old colonial house, the food is delicious and very affordable. Speciality: Pizza al la Gobernador, Criolla and Cuban cuisine, at evenings there's a live music. Open every day 11am to 12pm. Address: Calle Independencia and Bruno Zayas, boulevard city centre. Tel: 42.20.2273
• Wi Fi spots
Santa Clara city: Parque Leoncio Vidal city centre & Sandino park & Los Framboyanes square.
Remedios in central park.
• Che Guevara mausoleum
Monument of Che on Plaza de la Revolucion Ernesto Che Guevara, with a huge bronze statue of the Ernesto Che Guevara, you can enter from the National Highway, in distance just 1km.
Under the monument is a museum of Che Guevara Museo Historico de la Revolucion, with good displays about Che life in Cuba. the Mausoleum is open to the public.
• Exuberarte Fashion Festival
Annualfashion event held in Santa Clara, is expected that all leading and the most talented Cuban designers will be participating in this fashion event. Fashion Shows are taking place in city centre Leoncio Vidal Park, with free entrance to the public.
• Decorative Arts museum
Museo de las Artes Decorativas dating back to 1810, found in colonial mansions, located in the ancestral home of the Carta family, is one of the most attractive building in Sanata Clara, facing Leoncio Vidal central park. The exposition include furniture collections of 18th and the 19th centuries, the furnishings and paintings which belonged to the local affluent families. Particularly interesting are the objects donated by Dulce Mara Loynaz, items are influenced by the Neoclassical, Rococo and Imperial Cuban styles. Address: the corner at Vidal Park, city center.
Memorial of John Paul II statue, commemorating Pope John Paul II historic trip to Sanata Clara. The statue came from Rome as a gift from the Vatican, and was placed in Santa Clara as the site of John Paul's first Mass during his January 1998.
• Hotel accommodation in Santa Clara
Modern hotel in city centre near Vidal park. Offer bar, restaurant, comfortable rooms & swimming pool. Ideal set for travellers who wish to enjoy visits to historical sites. Standard room average rate, breakfast included, per person € 39
San Juan de los Remedios originally called Santa Cruz de la Sabana, It is recognized as the eighth oldest city in Cuba, located 20km north of Santa Clara. It was declared a city by Isabel the Second, Queen of Spain, when the Cuba was still a colony.
The main attraction in the Plaza Isabel II is the Iglesia Mayor, Church of San Juan Bautista containing beautifully decorated gold altars. The city was under constant siege by pirates, famous El Olones corsair.
Therefore the gold was hidden under white paint. In a renovation that took place in 1944, thanks to the generous Cuban millionaire Eutimio Falla Bonet, the real gold under the paint were re discovered.
• Las Parrandas de Remedios
Remedios is distinguished for its Christmas festival, one of the most popular events of the region that takes place every year from 16 to 26 of December, Las Parrandas is the oldest festival in Cuba.
• Hotel accommodation in Remedios
Boutique hotel at privileged location in Remedios town center, few steps from the oldest church in Cuba. Known for the Christmas festival Las Parrandas de Remedios. Room average rate, breakfast included, per person, double room occupancy € 39