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The Best Things to Do in Santiago de Cuba

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Santiago de Cuba

3.6
Castles · Cemeteries · Landmarks

Popular things to do in Santiago de Cuba

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Cemetery
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Cespedes Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Moncada Barracks
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity. Fast-paced, hot, and sticky, the city splits opinions with Cubans and international visitors, with it seeming relentless or thriving, dangerous or passionate, polluted or lively depending on who you ask. An acquired taste perhaps, but its cultural and political relevance cannot be denied, with a young Fidel Castro beginning his nationalist Revolution here, and a wealth of popular Cuban musical styles said to have developed first in Santiago de Cuba. The downtown historical attractions of Santiago de Cuba include colonial architecture, monumental squares and sculptures, and a scattering of museums. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Santiago de Cuba and add them to your vacation plans using our Cuba trip itinerary site.

Museums in Santiago de Cuba

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History Museum
Casa de Diego Velazquez
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Military Museum
Museo del Carnaval
2.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Museo de la Lucha Clandestina
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Santiago de Cuba

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Island
Cayo Saetia Island Holguin
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
El Cobre Basilica El Cobre
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Sierra Maestra Santiago de Cuba Province
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Mysterious Site
Cobre Cuba
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba

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Religious Site
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Iglesia Sagrada Familia
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Escalinata de Padre Pico
2.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Lighthouse
Faro del Morro
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Santiago de Cuba

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Island
Granma Island (Cayo Granma)
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Parque Nacional de Baconao
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
San Juan Hill
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Garden
Jardin de los Helechos
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Santiago de Cuba

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Park
Plaza de Marte
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Garden
Jardin Ave del Paraiso
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Plaza de Dolores
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

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