SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city of Cuba and capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island, some 540 miles (870 km) south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana.
Santiago de Cuba enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. The rainiest months are undoubtedly between May and October, while the driest months are between December and April.
Meliá Santiago de Cuba
This hotel has a privileged location in the Allotment Sueño, one of the most elegant neighborhoods in the city, exactly in Americas Avenue: one of those most converged ones, 1 km from the Conventions Center Heredia or Heredia Theater, 2 km from the Historical Center and just 7 km of the international airport Antonio Maceo. This hotel is an ideal destination for trips of vacations or businesses are surrounded deluxe and comfort to offer the best thing during his stay where a cheerful town will make him/her feel like in its own house.
Galleries in Santiago de Cuba
Galeria de Arte Universal
Santiago has among other options, one of the finest restaurants in the city, dominated by stained glass in architecture, this is identified by its good taste refined dishes of international and local food, as well as an exquisite and varied pastries.
Buffet La Casona
International Food. Nowadays it is the best restaurant of the city and the complete buffet of the Sol Meliá chain in Cuba. Its culinary offer is excellent, offering food from different countries and a good wine celler. With a pleasant and professional service.
Located in the International Marine Marlin Santiago de Cuba, with a majestic view of the bay Santiaguera and Castillo San Pedro de la Roca. This facility serves as both yachtsmen free customers or groups who want to taste the most typical national cuisine.
Emilio Bacardí Provincial Museum of Santiago de Cuba
Tens of objects can be admired in the second oldest museum in the country, thanks to personal arrangements made by Don Emilio Bacardi Moreau. The exhibited objects include mummies of different origin, including an Egyptian one. An outstanding element is that it houses the most important painting gallery in Cuba.
Address: Calle Pio Rosado esq. Aguilera, Santiago de Cuba.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00. Sundays: 09:00 to 13:00. Closed: Mondays.
Granjita Siboney Museum
The farm was the departing place of the men that, headed by Fidel Castro, would attack the Moncada garrison, the second military fortress in the city of Santiago de Cuba. It exhibits valuable documents and personal objects.
Museo del Imagen
The museum is located in one of Santiago’s finest neighborhoods.
This small museum holds a collection of photo and film camera’s and explains the history of film and photography. It’s a cute museum and including the trip to get there. There are some cool attributes like the original microphone used by Fidel Castro to announce the Liberation after the Revolution on the radio.
Clube Vida El Saltón
The Spa is situated in a quiet natural setting surrounded by lush vegetation.
A cascade of nearly 30m tall pours its limpid waters in three natural pools which benefit customers in touch with nature, rural traditions and history of the guides (is) Cuba.
Address: Carretera a Filé 100 km Northwest of Santiago de Cuba (via Maffo) and 73 km southeast of Bayamo (22) 56 326 Fax: (22) 56492
Casa de la Troya
Possibly is the best Music house in Cuba. It’s renowned for its high quality performances and intimate atmosphere.
Address: Calle Heredia 206, Santiago de Cuba
Casa de las Tradiciones
Smaller and perhaps a more intimate atmosphere than the Casa de La Trova. It’s possible to see music concerts.
Address: Calle General Lacret 651, Santiago de Cuba
Festival del Caribe
The Festival del Caribe is located in Santiago on Cuba’s east coast. It is a different and lively festival. (http://www.cubagrouptour.com/information/cuba/events/fuego/index.html)
Point of interest
The Cespedes parquet is the social hart of the city. The park was given a facelift recently, but the tall trees which give it shade and the benches remain the same.
In Tivolí you’ll find the famous Padre Pico steps, named for a Santiaguero priest who aided the city’s poor. This excellent museum, in one of the city’s finest colonial houses, focuses on the activities of the resistance movement under local martyr Frank País. From the museum’s balcony, there are fantastic and beautiful views of Santiago and the bay.