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Cuba: Santiago de Cuba

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Cuba’s second city, at the eastern end of the island, has a different ambience from the capital. Open to influences from other parts of the Caribbean and with a notable African presence, it has a vibrant tradition of music and dance drawing on all these cultures. The centre reflects this diversity, with a chaos of architectural styles, including art deco. Elsewhere the Spanish colonial influence dominates, with squat pastel houses shaded by palms and fruit trees. The city’s history and geography is interwoven with that of the Castro Revolution and is known as the Ciudad Héroe.

Our holidays to Santiago de Cuba

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Self-drive eastern Cuba

Self-drive eastern Cuba: Havana to the Sierra Maestra

Private journey

12 days from £2,050pp

Trinidad de Cuba

Cuba and the treasured Caribbean expedition cruise - 2 Oct 2018

Private journey

16 days from £4,986pp

Bicycle Cuba

Active Cuba: Hike, cycle and salsa

Private journey

16 days from £3,619pp

Cuba

Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

Group tour

15 days from £2,541pp

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Walking Tour of Santiago de Cuba

Walking tour of Santiago de Cuba

Baconoa, Cuba

Visit Gran Piedra


Experience Santiago Music

Experience Santiago's music scene

Visit Moncada Barracks

Visit Moncada Barracks

Our insider tips for Santiago de Cuba

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

A night out at the Casa de la Trova, Santiago’s premier music venue, which attracts major artists.

Annerys Hockley

Annerys Hockley

Dinner at the restaurant el Colonial, which specialises in rabbit dishes, a couple of blocks from the main plaza.
Caroline Maber

Caroline Maber

Visiting the Moncada army barracks, attacked by Fidel and his band of rebels in July 1953. The exterior is marked with carefully re-opened bullet holes. View the rebels' weapons, blood-stained uniforms, photographs, and letters, and other documents.
Hannah

Hannah Donaldson

Hiking to Fidel Castro’s hideout, Comandancia de la Plata, in the wild, remote mountains of the Sierra Maestra.

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