Clara Santa Clara is the provincial capital city of Villa Clara. Here, the last battle for independence was fought in 1958, led by Che
Guevara, which marked the end of Batista’s dictatorship. In this City, located
in the central part of Cuba, is the most important sculptural collection
dedicated to Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, a mausoleum dedicated to those who,
like him, fell in Bolivia. While staying in its Casas Particulares (Private
Lodging Facilities), you can enjoy a tourist destination known for the excellent
care provided by its hosts through personalized, friendly and discreet service,
the comfort of its rooms, besides the exquisiteness of accommodation facilities
that still preserve their colonial design.
The city has an airport and its privileged position allows you to do tourism due to the fact one is able to get, while on vacation, anywhere in Cuba. Evenings in inner courtyards and terraces, traditional dishes and drinks, will give a spectacular close to the tours of the city.
You will have the advantage to walk through the heart of Santa Clara: Carmen Park and its church, where this city was founded more than III centuries ago; a boulevard and shopping area chains, Vidal park with leafy trees and beautiful lamp posts. The Museum of Decorative Arts and its exquisite display; La Caridad theater with its beautiful frescoes on the ceiling; the Cathedral of Santa Clara de Asis and its impressive collection of stained glass windows; a little further, one of the best factories of cigar in Cuba, with its brands: Montecristo, Partagas and Romeo y Julieta ; as well as historical sites such as “La Loma de Capiro” (the best lookout of the city) and the armored train, linked to the figure of Che.
Santa Clara has, as a distinctive feature, an active cultural and leisure life. The Municipal Band traditionally plays in Leoncio Vidal Park. Exhibitions, nights of Danzón (a kind of traditional Cuban music), meetings with young artists and musical events, you will enjoy in the House of the City.
The Jewel of the Heart of Santa Clara activities is El Mejunje Night Entertainment Center, a place where everything fits: children's theater groups boleros music bands, Salsa Music nights, urban graffiti, transvestite shows; where nights are thematic. You can also enjoy festivals such as Miss Transvestite in March, and the best rock festival in Cuba: “Metal City” in October.