Reviews by travelers Sancti Spiritus
Name: Susan Quinn
We recently went to Cuba - took the bus to a few places and stayed at B & Bs. When we were in Trinidad, we asked people about our plan to go to Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara and they unanimously turned their noses up and said that neither one of them was worth it.
We suspected that perhaps they were immensely proud of Trinidad and/or wanted us to spend our tourist dollars in Trinidad instead of elsewhere.
Since we were getting to the end of our trip, we just took the early morning bus to Sancti Spiritus, spent the day there and then took the late afternoon bus to Santa Clara.
We really liked what we saw of Sancti Spiritus and would love to go back there to spend more time and get a better feel for the place.
We took a horse carriage from the bus station to the centre of town and did what we usually do - found a place for coffee and sat watching people go by. This is not a touristy place, so we had the pleasure of seeing people just living and doing what they do. There is a pedestrian mall, and the city itself seems relatively prosperous.
It is very walkable. We lingered around a school where the students were practicing for a concert, saw the bridge, ate lunch. Saw only a few B & Bs. Really, it's not touristy - but for my husband and myself, that is a big attraction!
Name: Prefiero no Darlo...
Country: Exilado en USA hace 50 anos
Plaza de Jesus en Sancti-Spiritus
Quiero mucho a Sancti-Spiritus y le tengo muy gratos recuerdos. Aplaudo la creacion de este website.
Aunque lo deje muy joven y sali tambien de Cuba, aun mantengo algo en la memoria. Me parece que vuestra relacion de la Plaza de Jesus con el Parque Honorato del Castillo es errada (puedo estar equivocado, por supuesto).
1. Recuerdo la Plaza e Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno, cuya Iglesia estaba convertida en un aserradero de maderas. Oi decir que la Iglesia fue posteriormente restaurada y devuelta a su funcion...me alegra mucho.
2. Pero creo que el Parque Honorato con una estatua estaba frente a la Iglesia Parroquial Mayor, no en la Plaza de Jesus. La calle entre la Iglesia Mayor y dicho parque tambien se llamaba Honorato del Castillo.
Les ruego me confirmen si mi memoria anda mal o si es real.
Hi! During April 2009 I visited Cuba for the first time. I was in Sancti-Spiritus and the experince was facinating in all the senses. I met a lot of good people which made me feel really well and very welcomed. I want to make a special mention to Victor and Elena, in which I spent 2 days at their Hostal "Puente Yayabo". Although I only stayed 2 days, I miss tremendesly their kindness and execelent service. I recommend them, to all the travellers around the world. I will surely repeat again very soon. Cheers!
In the heart of the city lies a quiet square with a gazebo, trees and benches where the locals come at night to socialize. The square is surrounded by neo-classical buildings. It is named after a local hero in the War for Independence.