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To Do in Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos City

Events

April

- Festival de Camaron (shrimps)
- 22, Foundation of Cienfuegos

August

- Carnival
- Every other year "Beny More Festival"


Castillo de Jagua

Near the entrance to Bahía de Cienfuegos, first visited by Christopher Columbus, is the Castillo de Jagua, a fortress erected (1740-1745) for protection against Caribbean pirates. A nice fishermen's village around the fortress to visit. From Cienfuegos you can go to the fortress by the ferry. It leaves at the corner of 23 and 46. The trips cost for tourists fifty USD cents. There's also a possibility to leave from the Marina Puertosol (Punta Gorda - Street 35 between 10 and 11) but this service is only for tourists and you will pay a lot more!


Jardin Botanico Soledad

A botanical garden owned by Instituto de Egocolica y Sistematic
This Botanical Garden is another good offer of the province. In its 97 hectares -seven of which cover a nature reserved forest area- visitors will find more than two thousand plant species comprising 670 varieties and 125 families.

 


Arco de Triunfo 

Monument
Parque José Martí, Cienfuegos Cuba


Antiguo Ingenio Carolina

Monument
Carretera de la Refinería de Petróleo, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Casa Almacen Jose de la Noceda

Monument
Ave. 52 #2913-15, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Casa de la Cultura Benjamin Duarte 

Formerly Palacio de Ferrer
Calle 25 #5403, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Boulevard Paseo del Prado

Ave. 54 e/ 29 y 37, Cienfuegos, Cuba

For Cuban standards alot of shopping to do here.


Colegio de San Lorenzo 

Monument
Ave. 56, e/27 y 29, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Casa de Vivienda del Antiguo Central Soledad

Monument
Real #204, Pepito Tey, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Casa de los Leones 

Monument
Calle 37 #5804-5806-5808, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Casa del Fundador 

Monument
Calle 29, esq. a Ave 54, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Castillo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua 

Monument
At the entrance of the Cienfuegos Bay

The Castillo de Jagua is a fortress near the entrance to the Bahia de Cienfuegos (bahia meaning "bay"), Cuba. This fortress was erected by spanish king Carlos V. in the 1740s to protect the bay where Caribbean pirates used to landed before the town of Cienfuegos was settled


Cementerio de Reina 

Monument
7ma. e/ave. 50 y 52, Reparto de Reina, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The general open Cementorio De Reina is situated at the western side of the city. Found between 1830 and 1840 and very Neoclassical. The most famous grave statue is named La Bella Durmiente (The Sleeping Beauty) Cienfuegos has two picturesque cemeteries, featuring elaborate marble headstones, mausoleums, and above ground burial crypts.

The Cementerio de Reina is the older of the two and located on the western extreme of the city beyond the downtown center. The Cementerio Tomás Acea is in an eastern suburb of the city and features an elaborate entrance modeled after the Parthenon in Greece.


Casona "Maroya"

Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales
Ave. 54, e/25 y 27, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Centro Provincial de Arte

Ave. 56, e/25 y 27, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Galería de Arte Provincial

Ave. 54 # 3310, e/ 33 y 35 (Boulevard), Cienfuegos, Cuba


Cathedral de la Purisma Conception

Av 56 #2902 y Calle 29, Cienfuegos
Tel: +53 4325297
Open on Monday and Sunday morning

Was built between 1833-1869. One of the important buildings at the central square. The church features wonderful stained-glass work imported from France.


Delfinario

Carretera a Pasacaballo, km. 18, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Dolphin Show
Tel:+53 432548120

Near Playa Rancho Luna, is the new Delfinario. Captive and trained dolphins and sea lions perform several times daily here. Although the amphitheater around a penned in saltwater lagoon is spiffy, we find these types of shows and facilities depressing. This place is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm, and has a reasonably priced little restaurant.


Jardín Botánico Soledad de Cienfuegos

Monument Nacional
Calle Central 136, Pepito Tey, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel:+53 432545334

This Botanical Garden, owned by Instituto de Egocolica y Sistematic, is another good offer of the province. In its 97 hectares -seven of which cover a nature reserved forest area- visitors will find more than two thousand plant species comprising 670 varieties and 125 families.

It is the largest and most extensive botanical garden in Cuba. The grounds are beautiful to walk around, and there's usually good bird-watching here, although everything tends to be overgrown and unkempt, and markings are sorely lacking. The gardens are located 17km (11 miles) east of downtown, via the road to Trinidad. They are open daily from 8am to 4pm


Jardines de la Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba

(UNEAC)
Calle 25, e/ 54 y 56, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Museo de la Clandestinidad “Hermanas Giral” 

Ave. 42 #3709, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Museo del Deporte 

Sala Polivalente Gernika, (antiguo Frontón Jai Alai)
Calle 37, e/ 48 y 50, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Museo Historico Naval Nacional 

Av 60 y Calle 21, Cayo Loco, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel: +53 4329143

North-East of Parque Marti on the peninsula Cayo Loco you will find the shipping museum of Cuba. Famous because of its documents about the revolution against Batista at September 1957 and because of its collection about the Cuban marine.


Museo Provincial 

Furniture
Av 54 y Calle 27, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel: +53 4329722

This museum is housed in the old Casino Espanol builded in 1896. By looking at the old Cienfuegos furniture and porcelain, you can see how rich the Cienfuegos people were in the 19th century.


Palacio de Blanco 

Ave. 54, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel: +53 4330305 / 07


Palacio de Goitizolo

Monument
Ave. 60 #2917, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Santa Iglesia Catedral 

De la Purísima Concepción
Ave. 56 #2902, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Necropolis Tomas Acea

Av 5 / de Sieptembre, Cienfuegos, Cuba

Monumental and in different styles variated cemetery at the east of Cienfuegos city. Designed as if it is a big garden with lanes and fruit trees. At the entrance you will find a replica of the Pantheon in Athene.


Palacio Ferrer

Ave 54 esq. Calle 25, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel: +53 4326584 / 432519722

In this building the Casa Provincial is housed and has a tower from which you can take great pictures from the city. In this building you will find the Casa Provincial de la Cultura. It is build at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a good place to find out if there are any interesting art exhibits or concerts going on while you're in town.


Palacio de Ayuntamiento

At Parque Marti, Cienfuegos, Cuba

Is the place of the Provincial Administration.


Palmira Yorubá Pantheon

Afrocuban religions chapters.
The municipal museum recreates the religious syncretism and the afrocuban folklore.


Santa Isabel de Las Lajas

Native city of Benny Moré, the great one of Rhythm, emblematic figure of the Cuban culture. The Municipal museum pays homage to him in his Rincón Querido (Favorite Corner)


Palacio de Gobierno

(1898)
(Formerly Ayuntamiento today Poder Popular Provincial)
Parque Jose Marti, Cienfuegos, Cuba


Palacio de Valle 

(1917) All the way down Calle 37 #3501 Paseo del Prado
Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The most original building in Cienfuegos, designed by Cuban and foreign architects rented by sugar baron Acisclo del Valle Blanco, one ofthe richest men in Cuba. Builded in 1913-1917. It's a 2 story building decorated Gotic Venetian and neo-Morish. The three towers are standing for love, power and relegion.


Parque Jose Marti

Monument Nacional
Antigua Plaza de Armas, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The middle of Cienfuegos is in the middle of Parque Marti, the former Plaza Armas. In the middle of the parque you will find the zero km point. This parque is a national monument of Cuba because of the beautiful buildings among this parque.


Paseo del Prado

Beautiful old buildings and monuments
Prado was constructed in 1922. The street goes all the way to Punta Gorda, the south of Cienfuegos city


Teatro Tomas Terry

Parque Marti, Ave. 56 #2703 y Calle 27, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Tel: +53 4323361

Go inside to see the beautiful frescos and architecture.
Officially called Teatro de Cienfuegos, named after a rich sugar-baron who came to Cuba as a poor immigrant from Venezuela.
Inaugurated in 1890, the theater has been wonderfully maintained. It has been declared a national monument, and stars such as Enrico Caruso, Sarah Bernhardt, and Ana Pavlova performed here. Check to see if there are any performances while you're in town; if not, you can tour the facility during the day. Admission is 1CUC and includes a quick, guided tour.

 

 

 

 

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