Visit Tropicana in Trip to Santiago.
Trip to Santiago de Cuba. Tropicana Cabaret.
Address: National Highway, Km 1 ½, Telephone: 22687020
On the outskirts of Santiago, 3 km from América Hotel, this place is located. In the nights it shines between sequins and feathers, with its professional dancers and musicians. He does not have much to envy to Havana.
Pepe Sánchez Trova House.
Address: Heredia No. 208, Telephone: 22653892
Located in a beautiful building reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Is dedicated to this important musician, pioneer of the Cuban trova. Was the first House of the Trova in the country. It attracts important Cuban musicians, such as Eliades Ochoa.
Iris Jazz Club in Trip to Santiago de Cuba.
Address: General Serafín Sánchez, between José A. Saco and Bayamo, Telephone: 22641528
It is considered one of the best jazz clubs in the country. In a pleasant atmosphere you can listen to musicians who play jazz.
Address: Corner Aguilera and Mayía Rodríguez, Telephone: 22669119
Located in an installation with a pleasant decoration, it offers the music of soloists accompanied by the piano.
House of Traditions in Trip to Santiago de Cuba.
It is in El Tívoli neighborhood. Place where soloists and groups meet to improvise. Fridays is trova night, in the style of Ñico Saquito
Culture and history info
20 km south of Santiago, is the Baconao Park
. This was declared by the UNESCO
Natural Biosphere Reserve. It is characterized by a wild nature and archaeological values. It has many attractions, among which are:
The Great Stone.
It consists of a large volcanic stone. It is 51 m long and almost 39 m wide. To get there you have to climb 459 stone steps. When you reach the top it will be 1225m above sea level. The view seen from the place is great. On clear nights it is possible to see the lights of Jamaica. On clear days you can see the north and south coast of the eastern region of Cuba
Studies have confirmed that the mountainous group La Gran Piedra, was the main settlement of French immigrants. In the place there are still ruins of coffee plantations.
The Isabélica Ethnographic Museum.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
in 2000. It is part of the coffee plantations created by French and Haitian slaves. It is an example of the plantation economy that recreates the life of the Franco-Haitian family of the time. Show objects and works of art from that period.
Siboney Farm, Trip to Santiago de Cuba.
Trip to Santiago de Cuba. The Beach.
Converted into a museum. It was used as a base by the revolutionaries who attacked the Moncada Barracks
on July 26, 1953. Here you can learn about the events and preparations prior to the attack and its consequences.
In this place a village of Taino aborigines was reproduced. In addition, there is a restaurant specializing in seafood.
Valley of prehistory.
Dagoberto Ramos made this place a unforgettable memory of the Jurassic period. In this place, you can find several species of dinosaurs. It is scary, to be among these animals so old, they look real. It's exciting.
Trip to Santiago de Cuba. Automobile Manufacture
It has an original exhibition consisting of more than 2500 reproductions at scale. From the origin of the wheel to the evolution of vehicles today. There are also cars that belonged to famous personalities of the island and some curiosities.
A little further, there is also other attraction. It is worth taking an ecological trip to this mountain refuge.
Traditional festivities of Santiago de Cuba.
The festivities in Santiago
begin early. In March, the city shows its musical roots during the International Festival of the Trova. The summer starts with the Fiesta de San Juan. In it, congas and processions develop. A little later, the Boleros de Oro Festival
Every year in the month of July the Caribbean Festival or Fire Festival is celebrated. A rite is carried out where the devil is burned on the pier, afore the delight of the inhabitants. La Casa del Caribe (Caribe House) is an important institution that promotes this famous festival.
The most important and spectacular of the festivities in Santiago de Cuba
, is without a doubt, its carnival. It starts days after the festival ends.
Matamoros Son International Festival, is a tribute to Miguel Matamoros
, a great santiaguero musician. It starts ending October. Includes concerts, conferences, dances and workshops. Its venues are the Heredia Theater and the Casa de la Trova. One month later the International Choir Festival starts, where the best meets.