BATTLE OF MAL TIEMPO (BATALLA DE MAL TIEMPO)
This historical site, located in the municipality of Cruces, is within a park surrounded by a paved area that acts as an access to the obelisk. It has a stepped structure in a pyramidal form, and is located at the centre of the park surrounded by colonial ruins.
On December 15th of 1895, the invading column of Maceo and Gómez started moving in order to penetrate the territory of Cienfuegos; an... For more information...
Botanical Garden, Cienfuegos
This hundred-year-old institution is the oldest of its kind in the country and offers the national as well as the foreign visitor the possibility of admiring well cared for plants originating from all parts of the planet. The incomparable greenery envelops the whole garden of the Pearl of the South and its palm collection is so complete that experts have stated that it can be considered one of the... For more information...
Located some 244 kilometres from the capital, in the south central region of the country, this city features the beautiful Bay of Jagua (Bahía de Jagua), in whose deep waters abound shads, a species coveted by fishermen.
Traditionally, there are rowing competitions held here and the beaches such as Rancho Luna and El Inglés are wonderful scenarios for scuba diving and contemplating the beautifu... For more information...
CIENFUEGOS BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Cienfuegos Botanical Gardens (JBC) is one of the favourites of both Cubans and foreign visitors, due to its unrivalled quality of being the country’s most ancient as well as exhibiting plant collections from the world’s five continents.
Last year, over 35 thousand people enjoyed the leafy families of bamboos, orchids and palms, these last are considered among the most complete in the world... For more information...
CIENFUEGOS GENERAL CEMETERY
Due to its great historical value, it is among the sites considered as National Monuments. It is also known as Queen Cemetery (Cementerio de Reina). Twenty years after its founding, it was the first that the southern villa had, that today has become a beautiful city, where one can find combined architecture of the XIX, XX and XXI centuries.
According to specialists, the gravestones of the niche... For more information...
One of the tourist attractions in the city of Cienfuegos, its reconstruction was finished in 1745 and it was opened with the name of Castle of our Lady of the Angels of Jagua (Castillo de Nuestra Seńora de los Ángeles de Jagua).
It has a circular tower with narrow vertical crenels. Its majestic cupola features a loophole that resembles an alert eye over the calm marine waters. This attractive ... For more information...
Martí Park, Cienfuegos
In the year of 1906 it was named for the National Hero after a central ensemble of sculptures was built in it, from an idea by the Italian artist Giovanni Nocolini. Fourteen years later the pedestal was built for the statue that symbolises the Republic. Since 1865 the area was enhanced by the presence of two lions sculpted in marble. The Arch of the Workers (Arco de los Obreros) is also from this ... For more information...
MARTÍN INFIERNO CAVERN
This important natural site is a cavern of enormous dimensions, whose initial formation dates back to the Pliocene Pleistocene. It is found in the upper part of Río Hondo, which drains its waters towards the southern coast. This is part of the northern slope of the Guamuaya mountain massif, in the municipality of Cumanayagua.
The cavern features the tallest stalagmite in Cuba and one of the lar... For more information...
REMAINS OF THE TRAIL (TROCHA) FROM JÚCARO TO MORÓN
A brief history of the Trail (Trocha) from Júcaro to Morón.
In the wars of 1868 and 1895, the Trocha was an insurmountable barrier, as the Spanish thought, and after it was finished, it became the most perfect and sophisticated military construction that the Spanish Colonialism had in America. Of course it was never a deterrent for the glorious Mambi Army (Ejército Mambí), who in both wars kep... For more information...
SANTA ISABEL DE LAS LAJAS
This is where Bartolomé “Benny” Moré was born, a man who became the most popular singer of boleros, sones and guarachas in the history of Cuban music.
Without studying music, he was able to write quite a number of songs and compositions, that came to life by way of the orchestra that he directed during the last years of his turbulent life.
Benny, among his vast repertoire, dedicated a song t... For more information...
Yaguaramas: the place where Henry Reeve, the Englishman (“El Inglesito”) fell in combat
It is a monument located along the road of Yaguaramas to Horquita, Abreus
At the place called "El Cayo del Inglés", between Yaguaramas and Horquita, in the municipality of Abreus, a modest monument was erected in memory of the place where Henry Reeve "El Inglesito", brigadier of the Liberating Army (Ejército Libertador) fell in combat, in August of 1876.
The Obelisk, in the shape of a column o... For more information...
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