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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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mtanzas

Self-drive Cuba: Explore the east

Private journey

13 days from £1,828pp

Cuba

Parakeet: Cuba Beyond the beach

Group tour

15 days from £2,998pp

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Experience Santiago Music

Experience Santiago's music scene

Visit Moncada Barracks

Visit Moncada Barracks


Baconoa, Cuba

Visit Gran Piedra

Walking Tour of Santiago de Cuba

Walking tour of Santiago de Cuba

Our insider tips for Santiago de Cuba

Hannah

Hannah Donaldson

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

Ben Line

Ben Line

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

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