What to visit in Santa Clara

Our Lady of Carmen Church and Square

The foundation place of the city, now declared a National Monument. It is located on Máximo Gómez Street between San Pablo and Padre Tudurí Streets. See location

La Caridad Theater

teatro la caridad Santa ClaraBuilt in the second half of the 18th century by wealthy benefactor Marta Abreu, once belonged to one of the richest families of Cuba. See location

Vidal Park (former Plaza Mayor (Major Square)

parque leoncio vidalAround this park which is located in the center of the city, there are important cultural and public buildings, as well as restaurants and cafes which get very busy at night. Among these buildings noteworthy stops include; La Caridad Theater, the José Martí Provincial Library and the Santa Clara Libre Hotel. In the park you'll find a statue of Marta Abreu, a great beneficent of the city, dating from 1924.

You can book a guided visit for only 1.00 cuc to the La Caridad Theater, which has, among its wonders, incredible period tiled floors, very well-preserved paintings on the ceilings and also the original wooden seats and stairs. Any day of the week from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. you can visit this theater. See location

El Bulevar (The Boulevard)

Pedestrian street located very close to Leoncio Vidal Park and surrounded by establishments and gastronomic highlights. See location

Revolution Square and sculptural monuments to Che Guevara

Che Guevara Mausoleum CubaIn this historical place raises the 6.8-meter-high statue of Ernesto Che Guevara holding a rifle. It was designed by sculptor José Demarra and is made of bronze.

On its base there is a mausoleum where the remains of the well-known guerrilla and his dead comrades-in-arms lie and where the moving letter that our commander in chief dedicated to Che is exhibited. It has become a place of pilgrimages for people from all over the world.

From Tuesday to Sunday you can visit this Sculptural Complex and find out who Commander Ernesto Che Guevara was. See location

El Mejunje (concoction)

Marta Abreu Street between Juan Bruno Zayas and Alemán Streets. Cultural space and center created in 1985, it resulted in a multifaceted center where all cultural shows are held. El Mejunje has also become an icon of Cuba's gay population. See location

Monument to the Armored Train

Train Che Guevara Santa Clara Monument to the derailment of the Armored Train. Located on the road to Camajuaní and the Bridge of the Cross, very close to the center of the city. Here are preserved the derailed cars during the action carried out by the members of the rebel army against the forces of dictator Fulgencio Batista. See location

Open from Monday to Saturday, with a cost of 1.00 cuc.

Museum of Decorative Arts.

Between Estévez and Lorda Streets stands the attractive Museum of Decorative Arts where a number of colonial pieces that today constitute part of our cultural legacy are exhibited. If you decide to walk around the area and prefer guided tours it is a must to visit this luxurious museum for a cost of 3.00 cuc, plus 2.00 cuc if you wish to photograph the place. View Location