Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is the second most important city in Cuba after Havana, and the second largest as well. The region is closely linked to the Cuban Revolution, since it was there, in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, where the armed struggle led by Fidel Castro began.

Santiago de Cuba is famous for its cultural life, cradle of important musicians such as Compay Segundo and Eliades Ochoa, and traditional dances such as son. This city is the seat of one of the popular festivals most awaited by Cubans: the carnivals.

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Places of Interest

  • San Pedro del Morro Castle
  • Cespedes Park
  • Santa Ifigenia Cemetery
  • Diego Velazquez Museum
  • Moncada Barracks
  • Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Plaza)
  • Museo Provincial Bacardi Moreau
  • Vista Alegre
  • Museum of the Clandestine Struggle
  • Birthplace of Jose Maria Heredia
  • Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)
  • Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre

Where to eat

St Pauli
Caribbean,Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
José A Saco No 605

Restaurant Aurora
Caribbean Vegetarian Friendly
General Portuondo # E/ General Moncada y Calvario

Thoms Yadira Restaurant
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban
San Pedro Heredia y San Basilio 705

Compay Gallo
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
San German No. 503 | esq. Carniceria, Santiago de Cuba 90100, Cuba

Salon Tropical
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
Fernandez Marcane # 310 b/ 10 y 8

How to get there

You can arrive through the Antonio Maceo y Grajales International Airport, in the city of Santiago de Cuba. Also, you can secure your seat on an intercity bus from Viazul company or you can rent a car. Santiago de Cuba is connected with shared and private transfers from almost every city in the country.