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This city is a bustling place both by day and by night, with more than half a million inhabitants of Spanish, African, Jamaican, French and Chinese ancestry. The atmosphere in its dilapidated little streets running down towards the bay alternates between indolence and vitality. While music is part of everyday life all year round, it takes centre stage during the carnival when the whole city seems to regress into its seemingly natural state of chaotic yet charming animation.

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Tourist attractions Santiago de Cuba : Things to see and do

  • Parque Céspedes Interesting

    Parque Céspedes CU - Santiago de Cuba

    Imposing though it is, the cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is but part of a broader picture in Parque Céspedes, a square which, although relatively small, bursts with animation. Its street life is one of beautiful young people, itinerant v..

  • Casa de Diego Velázquez Interesting

    Parque Céspedes CU - Santiago de Cuba

    Sober lines enlivened by a superb mozoarabic loggia emphasise the Andalusian inspiration of this building, constructed in 1516 and the ancestor of all Cuba's colonial residences. Inside, theMuseo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano is an interior decorator'..

  • Calle Heredia Interesting

    Calle Heredia CU - Santiago de Cuba

    Rich in cultural activities, this is one of the liveliest streets in the town. On Saturdays, it is virtually impossible to make headway; come dusk, the young Santiagueros converge here in crowds around the Casa de la Trova, a modest-looking building ..

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