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First bridge ever built in The Village of the Holy Spirit

This old bridge, built over the Yayabo River, is one of the most visited places in Sancti Spiritus. It was built to link the town with the road to the nearby village of Trinidad.

The dove, identity symbol of Sancti Spiritus

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The silver dove is kept at the Provincial History Museum of Sancti Spiritus. (Photo: A. del Valle)

The Village of the Holy Spirit (Sancti Spiritus), located in the center of the beautiful Cuban island, has several identifying symbols, since there are several sites that come to our minds when we are asked about it. Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus, city in red and black


Sancti Spiritus granted venue of the 26th of July for second time (Photo: Vicente Brito)

Sancti Spiritus or the Village of the Holy Spirit, as it is also known, dresses up again in red and black to show that it is the best province of Cuba, thus becoming the venue of the 26th of July commemoration. Continue reading

Ancient city of Sancti Spiritus rejuvenates

The area next to the Yayabo Bridge and the Principal Theater are being refurbished (Photo: A. del Valle)

The Village of the Holy Spirit (Sancti Spiritus) refuses to get older. Despite its 502 years of age, the city fights hard to look pretty, and this happens over and over again every time a new founding anniversary approaches. Continue reading

The girl who shares dreams and songs

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Evana is the first girl with a circle of her own in Sancti Spiritus. (Photo. A. del Valle).

This is the story of a young girl who’s always wanted to be a singer. She’s the daughter of a close friend of mine; so, I kind of know the girl very well. Her name is Evana de Nazareth, and lives in Sancti Spiritus. Continue reading

Happy birthday Sancti Spiritus!!!


Mural work in Sancti Spiritus

Mural work made by Jose Perdomo on occasion of the 500th anniversary of the village. (Photo: A. del Valle).

The central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, also called the Village of the Holy Spirit, will turn 500 this June 4th. Continue reading

Foundation of the City Plaza

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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