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Foundation of the City Plaza

Plaza Fundación de la Ciudad

Plaza Fundación de la Ciudad. (Photo: Oscar Alfonso Sosa).

Not far away from the Mayor Church, there is this small intimate park known as Plaza Fundación de la Ciudad (Foundation of the City Plaza). Continue reading

Serafin Sanchez Park always the center of the Holy Spirit Village

Serafín Sánchez Park of Sancti Spiritus

The park still has much of the prominent role reached back in the XVII century. (Photo: Escambray).

Serafin Sanchez Park has always been the center of the city of Sancti Spiritus. Despite there are several other parks in town, people prefer to come here to have a rest, to share conversation with someone else, or just to have a look around. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: Twice two hundred and fifty!

Teatro Principal of Sancti Spiritus

The Teatro Principal (L) was one of the first buildings constructed in Sancti Spiritus. (Photo: Escambray).

Two hundred and fifty years is quite a lot of time, but it’s even more significant when that amount is multiplied by two. This is exactly the case of Sancti Spiritus, which is said to have been the fourth village founded in Cuba almost 500 years ago. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus, the so-called city of murals in Cuba

mural works in sancti spiritus

First mural works were made here at the headquarters of the provincial government. (Photo: Escambray).

Mural works are very common in Sancti Spiritus. They can be found either in open areas, or as part of the inside decoration of certain buildings. I would dare to say that this city is provided with a particular mural art collection. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus outside its historic area

Los Olivos District in Sancti Spiritus

Los Olivos is an area mostly composed of apartment buildings. (Photo: Escambray)

Most tourist attractions in Sancti Spiritus are found in the so-called historic area of the city. It groups the village’s most ancient buildings and sites. That’s why it’s almost always the only area scheduled for foreign visitors in their tours. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus is a wonderful city

padre quintero street in sancti spiritus, cuba

Padre Quintero is one of the most beautiful cobbled streets in Sancti Spiritus. (Photo: Vicente Brito)

Almost 500-year-old Sancti Spiritus is one of the most interesting cities found in central Cuba. It’s also known as the Yayabo City, due to the local river that is also sort of symbol of the town. Continue reading