Santiago de Cuba City Tour
Located at the foot of the Sierra Maestra Mountains, the bay city of Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city on the island, celebrated for its Caribbean spirit and vibrant city life. You'll discover this spirit for yourself as you mingle with locals and visit many of the iconic attractions. Be rewarded with exceptional sights and sounds and take in all that Santiago de Cuba has to offer before heading back to Holguin.
Types of Booking Available:
- Guided city tour with guide
- Day trip from Holguín with city tour, transfer, and lunch
In our Santiago de Cuba city tour you'll see many places of interest. The starting point of the tour is the Parque Céspedes, named after Carlos Manuel de Céspedes who proclaimed the independence of Cuba. Directly on this square is the Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción (Cathedral of the Assumption), rebuilt several times over the years.
On the other side of the park is the neoclassical town hall. Fidel Castro used the balcony of the town hall to announce the victory of the revolution around 1959. Right next to it you will see the oldest house of Cuba, the Casa de Diego Veláquez, which dates back to the 15th century.
Also next to the park is the Calle de Herrida. This street is home to some museums, such as the Museo 26 de Julio, showing the history of Cuba since its discovery by Columbus. Other works on display is a replica model of the attack on the Moncada barracks and items from Fidel and Raul Castro and Che Guevara. Also on this street is the Casa del Estudiante, a dance house: Casa de la Trova, and the national monument, Casa Natal de José María Heredia: the birthplace of the rebellious poet.
To get a great view of Santiago de Cuba, climb up the Padro Pico steps. After enjoying the sights you'll head on to Casa de las Tradiciones, a renowned dance venue where traditional and modern Cuban music is played. The perfect place to end the day and city tour, have fun, and dance!
What's Included - City Tour:
- Guided Santiago de Cuba City Tour
- Qualified Tour Guide
What's Included - Day Trip from Holguin:
- Transfer to/from Holguin
- Santiago de Cuba City Tour
- Tour guide