City of Santa Clara is located 274 km east of Havana in province of Villa Clara, tourists come to Santa Clara to visit museum of Che Guevara and to experience unique Cuban culture.
Vidal park named after a Colonel Leoncio Vidal of national independence army, who died in a battle on this square in 1896, city has mostly colonial style architecture with narrow streets.
Landmark fountain El Nino de la Bota in Vidal park, the square is the most popular park and the heart of Santa Clara it has pristine flower beds and iron benches. Located at the corners of Parque Vidal are Museum of Decorative Art and Modern Art Gallery with impressive collection of colonial decorative and moder art.
City of Santa Clara is overrated, offer scaled down night entrainment.
Hotel Central, landmark hotel in Santa Clara overlooking the main square Parque Vidal.
WiFi spots: Parque Vidal and Beatles square the city centre, as well in Sandino park and Los Framboyanes square.
Che Guevara Mausoleum, Monument of Che on Plaza de la Revolucion Ernesto Che Guevara, with a huge bronze statue of Che Guevara. Tourists can enter from the highway just 1km of the distance.
Under the monument is a museum of Che Guevara, the Museo Historico de la Revolucion with displays about Che life.
"Exuberarte" fashion festival futaring models from Santa Clara.
Annual fashion event held in Santa Clara every summer, all leading and the most talented Cuban fashion designers are participating in this fashion event. Fashion shows are taking place in city centre Leoncio Vidal Park, free entrance to the public.
Museum of Decorative Art, 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, the items are influenced by the Neoclassical, Rococo and Imperial Cuban styles.
Impressive 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.
Hotels in Santa Clara
Hotel Central 4 star
Landmark hotel is overlooking the main square Parque Vidal. Featuring a sun terrace, offer selection of international cuisine in the on-site restaurant.
All rooms come with a closet, private bathroom equipped with a shower and a flat-screen TV with satellite.
Hotel America 4 star
Modern hotel in city centre, offer pool bar, restaurant, comfortable rooms and an outdoor swimming pool.
All rooms are equipped with a closet, private bathroom with a bath and flat-screen TV with satellite.
La Granjita Hotel 3 star
Located among Coco palms 5 km from the city, with cozy tranquil atmosphere and direct contact with nature. Two storey bungalows, scattered among beautiful vegetation, has large swimming pool.
Los Caneyes 3 star
Surrounded by eucalyptus trees, quiet hotel imitate houses before Columbus. Offer all comfort and services: massage, acupressure, fangotherapy, swimming pool and night fashion show.
Santa Clara Libre 2 star
Hotel facing the Leoncio Vidal Park city centre, flanked by La Caridad theater. When the night falls, top roof Bar and Disco-club invite all guests, at the basement is stylish Spanish style pizza restaurant, best pizza in Santa Clara.
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 the 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.
FamousLas Parrandas de Remedios, Christmas festival is 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.
Hotels in Remedios
Hotel Barcelona 4 star New boutique hotel at privileged location in Remedios town center, few steps from the oldest church in Cuba. Hotel offer air-conditioned accommodations in Remedios. There's a restaurant, all guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV satellite.
Hotel Mascotte 4 star Colonial architectural style, combines modernity with colonial environment, a small hotel in an old 18th century colonial house, with high ceilings, long windows and balconies that overlook main square.