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What to see in Cuba

Cuba Attractions


Cuba is a country like no other: visitors here experience the thrill of the new; of being in unfamiliar territory. There is much to see and do, particularly if you enjoy Havana's majestically decaying colonial architecture and revolutionary artefacts infused with communist iconography. Cuba is a vibrant, fun and unique holiday destination and just wandering around the streets or along the pristine beaches is entertainment enough for most visitors. There are, however, plenty of cultural and historical attractions for those who enjoy sightseeing, including the Museo de la Revolucion, the Capitolio Nacional, and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Then there are the fabulous beaches, mercifully free of the rampant resort development you'll find elsewhere in the Caribbean. And the beaches are not the only natural wonders. It is a pity that many visitors never get out of the capital because the countryside holds a wealth of natural splendour and interesting attractions, such as the sugarcane palaces of Trinidad and the colonial city of Sancti Spiritus. Cuba is also developing its potential for eco-tourism with environmentally stunning areas like the Montemar Natural Park which includes forests, marshes and beautiful clear lagoons. The cave systems of Gran Caverna de Santo Tomas are also pleasantly unspoiled, allowing for a more authentic caving experience than many of the glitzy tourist-orientated caves found on the international circuit.

Cuba is a year-round destination, although it is busiest over the cooler winter months between December and March.


Capitolio Nacional

One of Havana's grandest pieces of architecture, the Capitolio is an important landmark and one of Centro Habana's major…

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Cigar Factories

Even non-smokers have to agree that a visit to Cuba would not be complete without investigating the island's most famous…

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Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás

Cuba's largest cave system, with more than 29 miles (46km) of underground galleries spanning eight different levels,…

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Habana Vieja (Old Havana)

Old Havana (Habana Vieja) is a very special attraction in Cuba which delights travellers and locals alike. This historic…

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Museo de la Revolución

Formerly the Presidential Palace and headquarters of the Cuban government, the impressive building now houses documents,…

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Museo Histórico Municipal

This neo-classical mansion belonged to one of the richest families in Cuba, the Borrell family, between 1827 and 1830…

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

The Bellas Artes Museum was founded in 1913 and is now split into two buildings, both architecturally interesting and…

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Sancti Spiritus

The beautiful colonial city of Sancti Spiritus, with its gracious people, delightful architecture and maze of narrow,…

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Santa Clara

Located 55 miles (88km) north of Trinidad, the city of Santa Clara is best known for its Che Memorial at the Plaza de…

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Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills)

This picturesque emerald valley was once the centre of the sugar trade industry, and home to the plantations that brought…

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