Ave. 2 de Diciembre (December 2nd Avenue), on the corner of Carlos J. Finlay St., Las Tunas, Las Tunas Province ,
Las Tunas, Cuba
Hotel Islazul Las Tunas is a 2 star hotel located downtown Las Tunas. Hotel produces the miracle of making the guests feel at home. There is no place for nostalgia. Comfort, privacy, cold and/or hot water, music…all what you need to break the daily routine. Doubtlessly, the service personnel work eagerly for total quality.
After a long day you can have a rest at the lobby bar, where you will find a variety of drinks. The pool is open from 9:00 a.m. so you can escape from the temperatures of the tropic. In the game room there is no age distinction.
The phone service is active from any place, 24 hours a day. You can rent a car, go to the hairdresser and barber's shop, receive medical care, and even enjoy the taste of the Italian cuisine with a good Caribbean pizza.
There are 142 rooms at the Las Tunas hotel.
Calle Francisco Varona e/ calle Vicente García y calle Colón. Las Tunas
Mayor General Vicente García Provincial Museum
This antique colonial blue house is , for many, the most important building in the city. This building imposes itself majestically with its eclectic style and architectonic hierarchy in the historical center of the city of Las Tunas. Also known as the blue building, was in its beginning a colonial mansion of mister Enrique Rosende. After the Independence War it worked as Telegraph Headquarters until it burned with the rest of the city in 1897.
Years later, in 1921, the building was restored to work as City Hall or Municipal Palace until the middle of the 20th century. After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, it housed several government and teaching institutions, until the 80s when it was opened as Las Tunas Provincial Museum and, It has the name of one of the most important Generals who was part in the Ten Years’ War. One of the main social aims of this monument is the rescue, investigation and exhibition of the cultural heritage of the city and for that, different rooms have been prepared to host permanent and a temporary exhibitions, which show the history, science and culture of the Tunero community.
Francisco Varona, e/ Colon y JoaquinAguero, Las Tunas
The beautiful original square dedicate to the National Hero José Martí is one of the must-visit places for the tourists who choose Las Tunas as destination. This distinctive square in the old town of the City of Las Tunas was designed by architect Domingo Alas Rosell and it is the perfect result of a project of Solar Architecture where it is mixed and combine the Astronomy and the History. Shadows from the sundial mark significant dates in José Martí’s history, culminating with a sunbeam that lights up the bronze statue’s face at 2:30 p.m. on May 19, commemorating the moment Martí died in battle at Dos Ríos. A light effect is inspired in the verses of the poet:
‘Do not put me in the dark,
to die as a traitor,
I am good and as good,
I will die facing the Sun’
Jobabo, Las Tunas
The Cabaniguán hill, located at the South of the municipality of Jobabo, between the provinces of Granma and Las Tunas, is famous for being the biggest reservation in the world of the species Acutus crocodile, also known as American, needle or big-nosed crocodile. Covering 14,500 hectares of land, you can make short aquatic visits to get into the most interesting and exotic refuge of wildlife in the country. On it you will have the chance to closely observe aquatic birds such as flamingos, exotic as the Cuban parakeet or the black-bellied whistling ducks, etc. It is a protected area at international level as Ramsar Wetland, therefore it is one of the best preserved and protected natural landscapes.
Lucas Ortiz No.344 e/ Teniente Peisso y Mártires de Barbados, Las Tunas
Barbados Martyrs Memorial Museum
Founded in 1978 in which was the former house of the olympic sportsman Carlos Leyva, this monument is raised to honour the victims of the well-known Barbados Crime, which took place the 6th October 1976. In this air terrorist act died 73 people, among them the fencers Carlos Miguel Leyva González and Leonardo Mckenzie Grant. The museum is divided in three rooms destined to different exhibitions. The first one is dedicated to remember the crime, show photographies, proofs and other elements which assert the cruelty and truthness of the attack. The second one exhibits personal objects of the fencers, while the third one is focused on the exhibition of motifs related with their professional lives and also the ones of other sports delegation members who also passed away on the plane; just as their performance in the IV Centroamerican and Caribbean Championship, pre-matching meeting from where they were returning the day of the attack.