Things to see and do - Sancti Spíritus
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Sancti Spíritus Travel guide
Sancti Spíritus : Michelin's recommendations
A crossroads between East and West, Sancti Spíritus is a transit point now virtually forgotten by travellers; few visitors take the time to come to this provincial capital, despite its inclusion in Cuba’s roll of historic national monuments. From the colonial era, it retains a maze of streets punctuated here and there by some interesting architectural features. Although not a serious rival to Trinidad, its provincial town atmosphere unspoilt by mass tourism gives it a certain charm.
Tourist attractions Sancti Spíritus : Things to see and do
Calle Máximo Gómez
This palace now houses the Museo de Arte Colonial. This large 18C private residence with window grilles and balconies in wrought iron was the first two-storey house in Sancti Spíritus. 19C furniture from the region is displayed in its rooms, recreati..
Calle Panchito Jiménez
This old colonial quarter of Sancti Spíritus is centred on the streets between Calle Panchito Jiménez and the Río Yayabo river. Its colourful little houses roofed with renovated tiles and its paved streets are reminiscent of Trinidad, but less touris..
With a capacity of 1 020 million m3, this man-made lake is Cuba's largest freshwater reservoir, but in spring, before the onset of the rainy season, it is virtually bone-dry. Outside this period, it is an ideal fishing spot that teems with trout. The..