Top Destinations in Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara

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Santa Clara

The city of Santa Clara is best known as the place where the dictator Batista surrendered to Che Guevara in 1958. The province of Villa Clara is also noted for its production of sugar, coffee and tobacco. A recently built causeway linking the mainland to the offshore islets has helped open the beach areas to tourism. In 1958, guerilla troops commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara attacked the industrial centre of Santa Clara after a hard, 400-kilometre march that had begun in the Sierra Maestra mountains. The dictatorship finally surrendered to Guevara’s troops. The province of Villa Clara is a traditional sugar producer. Excellent coffee grows on its southern mountain slopes, as does one of Cuba important tobacco crops. A recently built causeway linking the mainland to the keys has helped open the beaches to tourism.

Top rated attracttions of the zone

  • Mausoleo del Che
  • Monumento al Tren Blindado
  • Centro El Mejunje
  • Parque Vidal y Casa de la Cultura
  • Teatro La Caridad
  • Museo de Artes Decorativas
  • Cayo Santa María
  • Remedios

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