Without too much pomp and cosmopolitanism, Las Tunas city is rather a typical provincial capital city
whose main attraction is a genuine
contact with peasant values and a pleasant stay in its Casas Particulares
(Private Lodging Facilities); with warm, simple and generous people. Its
geographical position as a tourist destination; intermediate step between the
center and the east of the country, earned it the nickname Balcony of Cuban
Discover a clean, hospitable, artistic city, many cultural events throughout the year and not a few traces of the patriotic history of the area. Large format works such as the Source of the Antilles, the Monument to Work, sculpture to Maniabo and Jibacoa Caciques (Aboriginal Leaders), and the Monument to Literacy; all of them have made it known on the island as the City of Sculptures.
If you want to approach the Cuban peasant folklore, visit Las Tunas, with its legends, Kike and Marina’s soup, rodeos and guateques (Peasant parties), the famous Latin American Festival of “La Decima” (a ten-line stanza song) and “Jornada Cucalambeana”, a great cultural event that is held annually. In July, the birth of a decimista (Decima Singer) par excellence, Juan Cristobal Napoles Fajardo, known as “El Cucalambé, the selection of Birama flower, “El Catauro de la Decima”, games as well as traditional dances and craft shows.
In addition, in September, you will find a festival commemorating the foundation of the city, with great display of fireworks and torches, a reminiscence of the fire provoked by its people so as not to fall into the hands of the Spanish army. In November the International Magic of Sculpture Festival is held in Cuba.