History, Sea, Religion
Santiago de Cuba
We invite you to enjoy the excursion to santiago de cuba: History, Sea, Religion. Since colonial times, Santiago de Cuba has been a memorable city, full of wonders and unique. During the wars of independence he brought brave men and women. But what improves the way the taste of the Heroine City is the human warmth of those who inhabit it.
Santiago de Cuba is known for being the city with the first built house in the country and beautiful parks with trees. Different styles in the main buildings, such as the Baroque of the Cathedral or the Neoclassical of the Bacardi Museum. The streets of Santiago dance as if they were in the conga. It is a city that prides itself on exposing the best of Cuban culture and courage. The hospitality of the people, their charisma and willingness will make them fall in love with Santiago.
The Moncada barracks is the building entered Cuban history on July 26, 1953. That year of the centenary of the birth of José Martí, Fidel attacked the barracks to start the insurrectional struggle. Place where was uttered the allegation the History will absolve me. After the revolutionary triumph of 1959 it became a school called July 26. It is currently one of the urban landscapes that stand out in the city of Santiago de Cuba.
Considered not a cemetery but a Santiago landscape. The cemetery of Santa Ifigenia has more than 8,000 tombs. Recently the path of the Fatherland was created. A journey from the Father of the Homeland to Fidel Castro. Before the visitor’s eyes, Santa Ifigenia is an immense site, with interesting funeral sculptures and historical legacy. The white marble and the silence of the place combine beauty and solemnity with history.
This is one of the impregnable Cuban strengths, because of the way in which the rock becomes a defense. Between its function was the defense of the attack of the corsairs and pirates. Opposite the Morro, the most important battle of the war against Spain at the end of the 19th century took place. In 1998, Unesco included this site in its World Heritage List for its constructive values. This will be the ideal place for you to enjoy a typical Cuban lunch, with all the sea before you.
At the Caney Rum Bar in Santiago de Cuba you will find different flavors that are descendants of the sugar cane. In the drink that you decide to consume, you will find an element of cubanía. It will be in the largest winery in Cuba and where more rum in barrels is stored. “Don Pancho”, name of the well-known Cuban Rum Cathedral will be an wonderfull experience.
Located in a prestigious tourist facility such as Meliá Santiago de Cuba, the Habano House shows a Cuban tradition. In this headquarters you can buy cigars such as Cohiba, Montecristo, Trinidad or H. Upmann. The conservation conditions are ideal and you can also taste a cigar accompanied by cocktails, coffee or cuban rum.
Key Granma is an island in the middle of the bay of Santiago. Its singularity consists of its smallness and the way of life of the fishermen who inhabit it. To get there, you must get on a small boat. Once on land you will know about their aboriginal settlements and their link with the Haitian Revolution. Its inhabitants are very proud to have been like a barricade before the attacks of corsairs and pirates.