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Hotel Perla de Cuba was favorite for the many

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The original entrance of the hotel was from what is today Luz y Caballero Street. (Photo: Escambray)

In front of the Serafín Sánchez Park, there is this building that for more than eighty years hosted the Perla de Cuba hotel, the only facility of the historic center originally constructed for such use. Continue reading

The Coppelia of Sancti Spiritus is as good as new

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Coppelia undoubtedly contributes to enhance the beauty of the area. (Photo: Vicente Brito)

The Coppelia ice-cream shop of Sancti Spiritus has been re-opened after being submitted to refurbishment for almost four months. Continue reading

No need for watches in Topes de Collantes

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Topes de Collantes’s sundial is the only one in central Cuba. (Photo: Oscar Alfonso Sosa)

If you ever decide to visit Topes de Collantes, that wonderful site located in the Escambray Mountains range in Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, you will not need to worry about bringing a watch with you. Continue reading

Memories: Old images of the Village of the Holy Spirit

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Guairo Alley is one of the most ancient streets in Sancti Spiritus.

The Village of the Holy Spirit, the fourth village founded in Cuba by Spanish colonizers, has experienced changes over the years. Yet, the ancient city treasures a great deal of colonial times features mostly in the so-called historic area. Continue reading

First bridge ever built in The Village of the Holy Spirit

Commander in Chief Fidel Castro pays last visit to Sancti Spiritus

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Residents of Sancti Spiritus will gather this Thursday in front of this library to bid farewell to Fidel Castro. (Photo: A. del Valle)

From the balconies of this library , the Ruben Martinez Villena Provincial Library, Fidel Castro first addressed the residents of Sancti Spiritus on January 6th, 1959. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus designates first urban tourist route

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Proposal of first tourist route to be implemented in Sancti Spiritus in order to foster tourism.

During the last two years, the interest of foreign tourists in Sancti Spiritus – or The Village of the Holy Spirit, as it is also known – has undergone a gradual but steady rise. Continue reading