With the Guide to Santa Clara Cuba Hotels and Private Houses. The Travel Agency, Easy Booking Cuba want will help you to know a city rich in cultural and historical traditions. A tourist destination that has a northern keys, Cayo Santa María, where the warm and exotic beaches have been placed in the preference between the sun and beach destinations of the country.
Santa Clara, known as the city of Che, is the most central province of the country. Endowed with a privileged geographic location, it is considered the heart of Cuba. It has historical and natural attributes that have favored tourism development. Although it is not one of the main tourist poles of the country. It has grown and today it exploits natural wonders such as El Nicho, the thermal spa Elguea and exotic beaches such as Cayo Santa María.
Foundation Santa Clara City, Cuba.
Santa Clara is founded in the years 1689 by eighteen families of fishermen from the North of the territory. They chose this place to protect themselves from the attacks of corsairs and pirates. There have been several versions that have been recorded in the history around the number of founding families. But what was proven is that not only in search of protection did these families emigrate. They did it also for the sake of developing the center of the place.
Touristic interest, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Santa Clara has a unique scenario closely related to the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The legacy of Che Guevara has left a historical mark on this city. Remedios is located north of the city. Eighth founded town that constitutes a colonial jewel in Cuba. One of the most tourist-developed towns in Santa Clara. In this ancient city celebrate the famous parrandas of remedies in the natal dates. This colorful traditional festival full of joy, music and fireworks attracts more visitors every year, not just foreigners. Cubans from various parts of the island join this celebration, considered the most ardent in the country.
In Santa Clara there is a triad of islands that have become a highly attractive sun and beach destination. Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Las Brujas and Cayo Santa María, also known as La Rosa Blanca of the Jardines del Rey. They have exotic and virgin beaches of fine and fresh areas. Here, a whole hotel infrastructure has been created that has, among other attractions, a marina and a dolphinarium.
Ernesto Che Guevara Sculptural Complex.
Located on Avenida de los Desfiles, near the Viazul terminal. Upon arrival, the statue of this legendary man on a pedestal that is around 16m will impress you. All the anecdotes that you have heard will come to your mind and its magnificence is dazzling. Together with the eternal flame lit almost 21 years ago; They rest in small niches carved in stone the remains of 38 guerrillas killed in combat.
The museum treasures objects that belonged to Che and that relate his life and work. In the square, designed for political-cultural activities, there are two sources. They symbolize the star of Comandante del Che and 14 palms that were planted on each side as meaning the date of birth of the guerrilla on June 14, 1928.
Teatro la Caridad.
This architectural building inspired by neoclassical culture dates back to 1885. You can find it in the center of the city in front of Vidal Park, between Máximo Gómez and Lorda streets. It was declared a National Monument in 1981 and considered an architectural, patrimonial and cultural jewel of the city. Has an elegant decoration from marble busts, relief decorations to its U-shaped auditorium. It is currently one of the most important spaces of Santa Clara’s artistic activity.
Monument to the Armored Train, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Scenario closely linked to the history of Santa Clara and the figure of Che. They demonstrated their capacity as military strategist, achieving the victory after 90 min of battle. They managed to derail the train and defeat the soldiers who outnumbered them and who were very well armed. You can find it at the end of Independence Street, when crossing the river. Provides service to the public from 8.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Saturday.
Museum of Decorative Arts.
Located in the Parque Vidal, it is one of the most emblematic places in the city. It protects a whole cultural relic from ebles of epoch of dissimilar styles to figures of fine porcelain very recognized. This mansion dating from the eighteenth century exhibits Baroque desks of unparalleled beauty.
Common services in Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
The center of the city is around the Vidal Park. Here you will find most of the services demanded by its inhabitants. Banks, shops, theater and others. Although very close is also the boulevard, public walk where you can find varied gastronomic offers.
Names of the Streets in Santa Clara City, Cuba.
Most of the names of the streets of Santa Clara are closely related to patriots of the independence movement and figures of local history, the most outstanding are: Maceo, Gomez, Martí, Céspedes, Marta Abreu, Rafael Trista, German, Carlos Roloff, Juan Bruno Zayas.
Information of interest.
- Immigration Office.
- Address: 6th Street No 9 between Central and Sandino Avenue.
- Schedule. 8-16 from Monday to Saturday
Access to the Internet and Telephones, ETECSA.
- First name. ETECSA.
- Phone: 42216444.
- Direction: Marta Abreu 55 between Máximo Gómez and Villuendas.
- Schedule. 8.30-19 from Monday to Saturday.
Library, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
- First name. Jose Marti.
- Address: Vidal Park No1.
- Phone: 42206222.
- Schedule. 8-17 from Monday to Friday, 8-12 Saturday.
Bookshop in Santa Clara.
- First name. Abelardito Pérez.
- Address: Avenida de los Libertadores.
- Phone: 42217134.
- Schedule. 8-17 from Monday to Friday, 8-12 Saturday.
Health Assistance for Tourists, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
- Name: Arnaldo Milián Castro Hospital.
- Address: Between the ring road and Avenida 26 de Julio.
- Schedule. 24/24.
- You can also find an International Pharmacy at the Santa Clara Libre Hotel in the Vidal Park.
Banks in Santa Clara, Cuba.
- International Financial Bank BFI.
- Address: Cuba 6 corner Rafael Tristá.
- Phone: 42218115.
- Schedule. 9-15 from Monday to Friday.
CADECA Exchange House.
- Address: Cuba No 2 Corner Rafael Tristá.
- Phone: 42205690.
- Schedule. 8.30-20.00 from Monday to Saturday, until 12.00 on Sunday.
Popular Bank BPA.
- Address: Cuba No.603.
- Phone: 42273717.
- Schedule. 8-15 from Monday to Saturday.
Postal Services in Santa Clara, Cuba.
- Name. Postal Services.
- Direction: Colón 10 between Machado and Vidal Park.
- Schedule. 8-18 from Monday to Saturday and until 12.00 on Sunday.
Excursions to Perform in Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
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Private Houses and Hotels to stay in Santa Clara.
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Restaurants in Santa Clara.
Santa Clara is a city rich in culture. Although the per capita purchasing power is not high, its citizens have decided to try their luck and have ventured into activities on their own or private businesses as they should be called. There are very good restaurants, with very competitive prices and for each social stratum.
Several restaurants or light food cafes have emerged to complement state offers among the most popular are:
Florida Center Restaurant, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Calle Maestra Nicolasa # 56 between Colón and Maceo, Santa Clara. Cuba
“Florida Center” is considered the best option for dinner, its menu is a mix of traditional Cuban cuisine with international cuisine. This restaurant is really cozy, with a certain colonial air. Old figures are part of the decoration and its cool interior patio complements the quality of its service. Open every day between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. You must arrive early if you want to try their lobster specialties.
Casona Jover Restaurant, Santa Clara, Cuba.
Calle Colón # 167 between April 9 and Serafín García.
The Casona Jover Restaurant offers a la carte service of Cuban and international cuisine. It occupies a spacious colonial mansion dating back to 1867. You can enjoy a varied gastronomic service from Creole food to excellent pizzas. The specialty of the house is a delight and consists of honey chicken. Their prices are not negligible, the main dishes can cost up to $ 8.00 cuc. Its opening hours are from 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm, it is highly recommended.
El Alba Restaurant, santa Clara, Cuba.
Corner Maceo and R Pardo.
Fast service and without much protocol, is an option that is paid in Cuban pesos, very accepted by the santaclareños. The portions are very well served, plentiful and varied and the quality of the food is good. Cuban Creole food and natural juices, the occasional soft drink of national production. If you cut budget is the most recommended place.
Dinnos Pizza Restaurant, Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Marta Abreu 10 between Villuendas and Cuba.
This state restaurant serves the cheapest and most delicious pizzas you can find in Santa Clara. It is very popular with university students, the place is air conditioned. You can rest in the cool of the heat and the strong sun of the day. Your friendly staff will attend you in a short space of time and you will leave satisfied. Ideal to save on your trip.
Restaurant The Governor, Santa Clara, Cuba.
Corner Independence and J B Zayas, Santa Clara, Cuba.
State restaurant that has remained in the preference of many customers. It has an extensive menu of Cuban cuisine. Its most popular traditional dishes are fish in various forms and pork and beef. It opens every day from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm. In a very pleasant atmosphere you can enjoy an excellent tasting. You will feel accompanied by a good collection of art and a very cozy colonial atmosphere.
Where to Shop near to Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
In Independencia street between Maceo and J B Sayas is the boulevard santaclareño. Wide pedestrian street where you will find dissimilar offers. Mixed, specialized stores, markets and craft shops. It is the ideal place to buy what you need from food, toilet to a souvenir to take. If you want to bring an artisan souvenir from Cuba, it is recommended to visit Artex stores. This chain has its own Cuban stamp and markets several products under the brand name “cuba”, which could be of your liking.
Cultural Place of interest near to Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Located on the Carretera Central, a place where live Cuban musical groups perform. Then it works as a disco, well animated by the way, where you can hear mechanical music.
It’s in Marta Abreu No. 107. Every day of the week is dedicated to a particular type of music. From salsa, boleros, rock and roll to transvestite shows, unique in Cuba at the moment. It is very visited by university students, although its assiduous clientele is very varied.
The Marquee (Marquesina).
At the foot of the Teatro Caridad, this place is the right place to take a few drinks and exchange with Santa Clara. From simple workers to students. Generally the place is enlivened with Cuban dance music. Although sometimes you can listen to varied music recorded.
Other Sites of Historical Interest, Santa Clara, Cuba.
Santa Clara is an important link in the history of Cuba. There are several historical and cultural places to visit. Among them stand out the José Martí Library, beautiful for its architecture, Tobacco Factory and the child of the boot. Equally interesting are the Loma del Capiro, a place closely linked to the liberation of Santa Clara and the best viewpoint in the city.
Traditional Celebrations if you stay in Santa Clara Cuba Hotels.
Santa Clara is a town full of good life and energy. Its main festivities are in November with the Metal festival City. A space for the sample of good Cuban rock in all its splendor. In the month of July its carnivals are celebrated and in the month of December the town of Remedios celebrates its historic parrandas. Recognized throughout Cuba as the most colorful and lively.