Things to see and do - Nueva Gerona
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Nueva Gerona Travel guide
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The huge Parque Central and Calle 39 make up the throbbing heart of Nueva Gerona, capital of Isla de la Juventud. Its arcades and terraces draw locals seeking a cool spot and a chat, tradesmen and students. The town was a penal colony during the Spanish period and from the early 20C was the site of the Presidio Modelo jail, notably where Fidel Castro was held. Its museum, the Museo de la Lucha Clandestina, and the ship El Pinero recall the years of revolutionary struggle.
Tourist attractions Nueva Gerona : Things to see and do
Cayo Lardo del Sur concludes the string of islets lying to the east of Isla de la Juventud, but the last of these cayos ranks first in terms of beauty of its beaches, running uninterruptedly for 25km along its southern shore. The turquoise waters of ..
Although similar in appearance to the main island, Isla de la Juventud has idiosyncrasies specific to its tumultuous story, played out at the margins of Cuba's history. There are traces of Indian civilisation here, and pirates who left legends and tr..