Hotels - Villa Gaviota Santiago

About  Villa Gaviota Santiago

The Villa is located in the Reparto Residential Vista Alegre residential, at only minutes from the historic, commercial and cultural center of Santiago de Cuba city, only 10 km from the international airport.

Rooms: 4, from them 2 Junior Suites and 2 Standards.

Restaurants and bars: 1 buffet and menu restaurant and 2 bars.

Calle Trinidad y Calle Nueva, Santiago de Cuba

Abel Santamaría Historic Park

Abel Santamaría Historic Park is compounded by the museum, a library and a monument in the place in which you will find the ruins of the Former Saturnino Lora Civil Hospital. The museum of the enclosure which binds together all these buildings was opened in 1973 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the assault to the Moncada Headquarters, and exhibits the history related to the famous assault and the trial of Fidel Castro. The monument opened in 1979 in memory of Abel Santamaría and his colleagues who were tortured and murdered after the failed raising. It has four faces in which there is a sphinx of José Martí, another of Abel Santamaría, six bayonets symbolizing justice; the solitary star and a verse of the National Anthem. The water curtain which seems to support the compound symbolizes the ideals of the young men of the Centenary Generation.

Parque Céspedes, Santiago de Cuba

Céspedes park

The most atmospheric part of the city is Old Santiago. Céspedes Park constitutes the political, religious, administrative and social center more important of the city. The attractive square is a genteel place with tall trees, gas lanterns and iron benches. In their perimeter were located by disposition of the Laws of Indias, the representative buildings of the power: Town Hall, Cathedral, the house of the governors and the mansions of the main families of the village. Parque Céspedes is dominated by its twin-towered cathedral. A basilica was built on this spot in 1528, but what you see was rebuilt in the early 19th century after a series of earthquakes and fires.

Parque Cespedes, Santiago de Cuba

Metropolitan Cathedral

This is one of the continent's oldest cathedrals, the seat of the fourth bishopric of America, although the building that it currently occupies was built in 1922, thus reflecting the eclectic style of architecture. One of its sides houses the Ecclesiastical Museum, with a valuable collection of furniture, paintings and sacred artefacts

Calle Heredia No.303, Santiago de Cuba

Museo del Carnaval

The spirit of one of the Caribbean's most vibrant street parties, Santiago's annual July carnival, is recalled in photos and newspaper clippings, floats, costumes, and musical instruments. Late afternoons here give a better sense of what carnival is like; stop by at 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday for a performance by music and dance troupes. The short spectacle of colorful costume, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and stirring song might have you planning your next trip to coincide with the main event. 

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