Los Caballitos is the Spanish equivalent for the phrase Little Horses, the name that identifies one of the most ancient amusement parks in Cuba, and for sure, the oldest in Sancti Spiritus. The small, old fashioned, and many times remodelled place, is still serving its purpose of amusing kids, since there is no other similar park in town.
Although most people here think (including me), that it’s already time to build a modern amusement park; “Los Caballitos” will remain for a very long time. It was once said that the park was to be removed to build another one somewhere else. The news was not welcomed at all, and the place remained untouched.
Unfortunately, I don’t have enough information about the exact year in which the park was first opened. Many over 80-year-old residents remember to have entertained themselves in that park. They also remember the many amusement apparatus that once existed, and that the carousel was present since then. The amusement park has changed a lot over the years; but the carousel’s little horses are still the same.
Thanks to the ingenuity of local inventors, the place has been provided with entertainment equipments that somehow meet the amusement needs of local children.