Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

Things to do - general

Divided into eight municipalities, its capital is the city of Cienfuegos, the famous Pearl of the South. Founded in 1819 by French settlers, its Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site, a distinction granted for the first time to an Iberian-American 19th city.  An architectural jewel with a major French influence, it has notable patrimonial constructions, prototypes of the neoclassical, art nouveau and art deco styles. The city also holds a rich history of sugar, slaves, sugar mills, rails, whips and mayorals. A visitor in Cienfuegos will also enjoy hotels managed by Encanto chain linking the heritage with the quality services. The city has an international airport named Jaime González.

CountryCuba
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Languages spokenSpanish
Currency usedCuban Convertible Peso
Area (km2)4180 km²

Sports & nature

On its out skirts there are splendid sites for nature tourism, like the Botanical Garden or the Laguna de Guanaroca, and in the Cienfuegos part of Escambray, the Martín Infierno Cave and The Nicho Falls. For sun and beach tourism there is Rancho Luna, privileged for its warm waters and comfortable accommodations. Also, in Rancho Luna there is the largest coral in the Caribbean with over 5 meters in height and which has been baptized as the Notre Dame Coral. With numerous facilities for aquatic activities, Cienfuegos has an international marina and two international scuba diving centers.

Nightlife info

Cienfuegos has various nightclubs, cabarets and discotheques to dance or enjoy shows representatives of Cuban cultural traditions.

Culture and history info

Tours should not leave out the Purísima Concepción Cathedral, built in 1869; the Tomás Terry Theater; the Ferrer and De Valle mansions, the Paseo del Prado, the Bulevar, the Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Jagua Fortress and the Reina and Tomás Acea cementeries. Locals in Cienfuegos love music and many from the area have contributed to the Cuban tradition like renowned Benny More, who is one of the greatest exponents of the island's culture. On the other hand, every April 22nd the city celebrates its foundation, first named Villa Fernandina de Jagua and later changed to Cienfuegos.

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City and Nature

City and Nature

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City ​​and Nature (variant house for rent)

City ​​and Nature (variant house for rent)

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City, Nature and Beach Program

City, Nature and Beach Program

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Classic Cuba Program

Classic Cuba Program

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Jeep Safari Program

Jeep Safari Program

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