Things to see and do - Cienfuegos
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Cienfuegos Travel guide
Cienfuegos : Michelin's recommendations
Cienfuegos is situated on a sheltered peninsula in one of Cuba’s largest bays and is rightly nicknamed the pearl of the south. On arrival in the centre of town, its broad French-style avenues are immediately apparent. Here, the narrow streets of smaller Cuban towns have given way to handsome thoroughfares with pastel-coloured arcades providing welcome shade from the noonday sun. Night and day, strollers, carriages and cycles enliven Prado and Malecón, two of the town’s most charming streets.
Tourist attractions Cienfuegos : Things to see and do
To the right on emerging from the cathedral, on the corner of Calle 27, stands this theatre (1889), named after a sugar magnate of Venezuelan origin. Its neo-Classical façade is the product of restoration, but the auditorium is unchanged, its rows of..
Buildings dating from the late 19C and early 20C surround this majestically proportioned square. At its centre, benches invite visitors to sit in the shade, and the glorieta (bandstand) sometimes hosts the municipal band. At the entrance to the squar..
Formerly the smart district of Cienfuegos, Punta Gorda is sited on a 3km-long peninsula. Run-down in places, the Malecón promenade is bordered by imposing villas, vestiges of the American period under Batista. Buildings of note include the Hotel Jagu..