Best Parks and Gardens in Cuba
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Mercaderes Street has been completely restored by the Office of the Historian of Old Havana. It is currently paved and pedestrian, and constitutes an almost complete replica of the original street dating from the eighteenth century.
Discover the La Gran Piedra mountain range and admire the most amazing geological creation in the area, in Santiago de Cuba. With about 63,000 tons of weight, the rock that sits on top of a mountain with a fresh environment and lush vegetation, shelters numerous places of interest such as the Botanical Garden, La Isabelica Cafetal and the Sculpture Meadow.
The Caguanes National Park is located in the northern region of the municipality of Yaguajay, consisting of Cayo Caguanes, the Ciénaga, Guayaberas and a group of islets called Cayos de Piedra. The place is perfect for lovers of ecotourism or adventure tourism. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. To enjoy numerous water activities in a heavenly place of clear and turquoise waters, the best destination is Cayo Santa María.
Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is the historic center of the city of Havana, formed from the port and the official center, the Plaza de Armas. In it you will find all kinds of ancient monuments, fortresses, churches, palaces, etc. since it is full of authentic architectural jewels from different eras and offers one of the most complete collections of urban buildings in the Americas. This area of the city alone houses more than a thousand buildings of historical importance with various examples of a distinguished architecture that goes from the Baroque to the Art Deco.
Trinidad is one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. It was the third town founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba, thanks to Diego Velázquez in 1514. It is currently a city-museum with a great colonial architectural heritage of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, between which highlights its narrow cobbled streets, its beautiful restored buildings, its majestic churches and its fantastic courtyards that give it that typically colonial atmosphere.
Explore Seville at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Marvel at the mix of Christian and Islamic monuments, such as the Torre del Oro, enjoy 2 free walking tours, and access to some of the city’s attractions.
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