City of Santa Clara offer diverse and colourful cultural scene and a beautiful central park named after a Colonel Leoncio Vidal in the independence army, who died in a battle in this square in 1896. This charming square is the most popular park and the heart of Santa Clara. It has wrought-iron benches and period street lamps. The city has mostly colonial style architecture with narrow streets and famous fountain a sculpture Nino de la Bota.
There are many reasons to visit Santa Clara, one of them is the museum of "Decorative Arts" offer impressive collection of Colonial decorative art and furnitures. Monument of Che on Plaza de la Revolucion Ernesto Che Guevara, and the Modern Art Gallery located at the corners of Parque Vidal.
• Santa Clara International Airport
The 'Abel Santamaria Airport' is located 11 km / 7 miles outside the city of Santa Clara, and 112 km / 70 miles from Cayo Cayo Santa Maria. The airport handles international and domestic flights.
• La Gobernador restaurant
The most elegant and atmospheric restaurant in Santa Clara, has patio bar in open-air interior courtyard of the old colonial house, the food is delicious and very affordable. Speciality: Pizza al la Gobernador, Criolla and Cuban cuisine, at evenings there's a live music. Open every day 11am to 12pm. Address: Calle Independencia and Bruno Zayas, boulevard city centre. Tel: 42.20.2273
• WiFi spots
Santa Clara city: Parque Leoncio Vidal city centre, Sandino park near the stadium & Los Framboyanes square.
• Che Guevara Mausoleum
Monument of Che on Plaza de la Revolucion Ernesto Che Guevara, with a huge bronze statue of the Ernesto Che Guevara, you can enter from the National Highway, in distance just 1km.
Under the monument is a museum 'Che Guevara Museo Historico de la Revolucion' with good displays about Che life in Cuba. The Mausoleum is open to the public.
• Exuberarte Fashion Festival
Annualfashion event held in Santa Clara, is expected that all leading and the most talented Cuban designers will be participating in this fashion event. Fashion Shows are taking place in the summer at the city centre Leoncio Vidal Park, free entrance to the public.
• Decorative Arts museum
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 which belonged to the local affluent families. Particularly interesting are the objects donated by Dulce Mara Loynaz, items are influenced by the Neoclassical, Rococo and Imperial Cuban styles. Address: the corner at Vidal Park, city center.
• John Paul II Memorial
The 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.
• Hotel accommodation in Santa Clara:
Modern hotel in city centre near Vidal park. Offer bar, restaurant, comfortable rooms & swimming pool. Ideal set for travellers who wish to enjoy visits to historical sites.
Standard room average rate, breakfast included, per person € 39
La Granjita Hotel
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, swimming pool.
Room average rate per person, breakfast included € 29
Los Caneyes Hotel
Surrounded by eucalyptus trees, quiet hotel imitate houses before Columbus. Has all comfort and services: massage, acupressure, fangotherapy. Swimming pool and fashion show at night. Room average rate per person, breakfast included € 29
Santa Clara Libre Hotel
Hotel facing the Leoncio Vidal Park city centre, flanked by La Caridad theater near the museum of Decorative Colonial Art. When the night falls, top roof Bar and Disco-club invite all guests. Room average rate per person, breakfast included € 12
San Juan de los Remedios
Remedios originally called Santa Cruz de la Sabana, is recognized as the eighth oldest city in Cuba, located 20 km / 12 miles north of Santa Clara. The town was declared a city by Isabel the Second Queen of Spain, when the Cuba was still a Spanish colony. The central square Plaza Major is surrounded by nice monuments and colonial buildings. The beautiful church Iglesia Mayor is the main attraction, and on the other side the Iglesia del Buen Viaje.
• WiFi spots
Town central park, square Plaza Major.
• Iglesia Mayor of San Juan Bautista
The main attraction of Remedios is the Plaza Isabel II and the Iglesia Mayor, Church of San Juan Bautista containing beautifully decorated gold altars. The Iglesia Parroquia Mayor San Juan Bautista de Remedios
was built in 1692 on the remains of a 1570 church, making it one of the oldest churches in Cuba.
The Remedios 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.
• Las Parrandas de Remedios
Remedios is distinguished for its Christmas festival, 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.
• Accommodation in Remedios:
Hotel Barcelona Boutique hotel at privileged location in Remedios town center, few steps from the oldest church in Cuba. Known for the Christmas festival Las Parrandas de Remedios. Room average rate per person, breakfast included, double room occupancy € 39
Hotel Mascotte Colonial architectural style, combines modernity with colonial environment, a small hotel in an old 18 th century colonial house, with high ceilings, long windows and balconies that overlook main square.
Room rate, breakfast included € 29