Cienfuegos is a charming city by the sea. Its picturesque marine environment has earned the nickname “Pearl of the South”, a name that has endured for centuries.

Diving enthusiasts are excited with the reefs surrounding the coast, where a formation of coral columns known as Notre Dame, offers an underwater labyrinth to explore. The calm waters of the region are also ideal for boating sailing, boat or kayak.



Palace Valley

As if it were a kind of guardian charm Cienfuegos Bay, the Palacio de Valle , with a variety of styles , but predominantly Mudejar, it is one of the architectural treasures of the Pearl of the South.

The palace is located in the Punta Gorda area in the southern part of the city intrinsically associated with the sea. It owes its name to be his own Acisclo Valle Blanco. Its construction cost a million and a half pesos. Work began in 1913 and the building designed by architect Paul Donato cienfueguero Carbonell , was completed four years later under the sure direction of Italian architect and civil engineer Alfredo Colli.

El Nicho Waterfalls

Wonderful sylvan extension worth admiring. perfect for the more adventurous plan.

In the center of the island this natural park which is nothing else stands a gigantic piece of the Mountain range, in the range of Crucecitas. It is located less than 50 kilometers from the historic city of Cienfuegos. The whole area known as El Nicho Cienfuegos is an extension with stunning jungle areas to know the flora and fauna of the mixed with huge and beautiful waterfalls island that make the area a natural Paradise. Although the visit does not cause danger , is an excursion to travelers with an adventurous heart and interest in nature because you’re going to delve more nor less than in the heart of the Caribbean jungle.

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda was founded around the nineteenth century, on land belonging to the illustrious benefactor of Fernandina de Jagua Colony, Don Agustin Santa Cruz and Castile. To the north, a small portion of the Popular Council is included in the territory declared Cultural Heritage (Area 70 ha) and another portion that runs from north to south, is included within the territory declared Protection Area (Area 105 ha). In addition to the seventy apples originating, the whole area that extends around the Paseo del Prado to the pergola that guards the famous Punta , a hundred and five hectares , was declared a protection area.

The link of the city with the sea is an identity element of Cienfuegos. What has really done transcend the Pearl of the South is that seafaring image, the embrace of the city and its surroundings with the sea. Therefore, not only the Historic Center is declared with 70 apples, but also the whole area around it, and that is extended to connect with the La Punta, listed as a National Monument.

Rancho Luna Beach

Playa Rancho Luna, Cienfuegos beach busiest public during the summer, besides considering it is very near Cienfuegos province, beautiful city that is considered an architectural jewel of the nineteenth century.

There are areas of concentrations of coral barriers forming spectacular, populated by countless species of all sizes and colors, which the high number of sunken ships in the area adds. It is also possible to admire the region ‘s largest coral column throughout the Americas , with 5 m high and called ” Notre Dame”. It is therefore a good destination for diving and ideal for fun safely.

Terry Theater

Located in the historic city center , opposite the Marti Park , corner of Avenue 56 and Calle 27, its type corresponds to the so-called Coliseum Italian, which takes place in a room shaped like a horseshoe , where the public stands on four levels, but always in front the show offered on stage relationship.

Thomas Terry theater, is one of the finest eclectic buildings of the city of Cienfuegos, which form with similar Sauto of Matanzas; and La Caridad, Santa Clara, Cuba existing trilogy in theaters nineteenth century.

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