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At just over 1234 meters (4000 Feet) above sea level La Gran Piedra in Santiago de Cuba is accessed by 459 step climb to the “The Big Rock” or, in Spanish, La Gran Piedra. The viewing platform at its peak guarantees a cooler climate to help you freshen up after the onslaught of step after step. Even though the climb sounds fearful, it takes no more than 20 minutes but, do bring some comfortable shoes along. Legend has it that on a clear [...]
Cespedes Park is the epicenter of Santiago de Cuba and offers a perfect insight into Cuban life. The romanticism of Cubans is demonstrated here through; talking, hustling, flirting, guitar strumming groups who offer impromptu musical serenades. Under the watchful eye of the bronze bust of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, famous founding father of the Cuban independence in 1868, street life seamlessly continues before your very gaze. Annexed to the Casa de la Trova music hall and blessed by the shadows [...]
To the west of the Santiago de Cuba center you'll find the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Cuba's second largest Cemetery after Havana’s Necropolis Cristobal Colon. Founded in 1868 , its primary purpose then was as a resting place for victims of the War of Independence and then the later massive deaths relating to the yellow-fever outbreak in the Caribbean. Cemetery Santa Ifigenia simply cannot be missed if you wish to look into Cuba's interesting past. The Cemeteries +8000 tombs simply pack [...]
Address: Alturas Mayabe Km 8, Holguin, Cuba Just over a century ago, the city of Holguin overstepped its city limits and expanded towards the Mayabe Valley, about 15km south of downtown. With fresher temperatures due to the slight altitude, freshwater streams, and fertile land, farming and cattle grazing took root and flourished. Mayabe has one of Cuba's most famous residents: according to local legend, 5 decades ago, every day at sunset a small donkey named Pancho clopped into the restaurant [...]
A Casa Particular in Holguin or home stay in Holguin City Center or just outside Holguin will ensure you experience both the wonders of Holguin's amazing culture, immersed in one-on-one contact with your Cuban hosts in the UNESCO acclaimed city. Learn about Holguin's rich history, together with true Cuban hospitality. The owners of your casa particular in Holguin speak fluent English and have a profound knowledge of the city and its many sights. Any questions you wish to ask will [...]
Official Name: Republic of Cuba.
Official Language: Spanish.
National Celebration: January 1st.
Population: Approx.12 million in 2016.
National Anthem: "Al combate corred, bayameses" Composed by
Capital: Havana City (founded in 1515 by orders of Diego Velazquez and
moved to it's current location in 1519).
Currency: Cuban Peso or US$.
Geographical Limits: The NW to the Gulf of Mexico; to the North of the
Florida Straits and the Old Bahamas Canal, separating the island from
the United States; to the East the Windward Passage, between Cuba and
Haiti; to the South, the Caribbean Sea and the Columbus Strait which separates
it from Jamaica and to the West the Yucatan Strait.