• Cheryl Jones

Five Amazing Cities To Visit When You're In Cuba

Cuban cities have so much to offer through their culture, history, natural beauty, and delicious cuisine.

Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba

Exploring the many cities in Cuba allows you to experience the country's preserved architectural heritage and covers all manifestations of arts, literature, sports, and science. Cuba is truly a country of indefinable magic!

Here are five cities you should consider visiting when traveling to Cuba

A women on a plaza in Havana
A women on a plaza in Havana


“If I get lost, look for me in Cuba...” wrote the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. And there’s no better place to do that than in the country’s bustling capital city, Havana. The biggest city in the Caribbean, Havana, is a staggering blend of superbly unique architecture, beautiful horizons, and brilliant 1950s supercars. Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities: Old Havana, Vedado, and the newer suburban districts. This is a place where life is lived out in the open, so to experience it fully, don’t just hit the main streets of Old Town and Habana Vieja. Do yourself a favor and venture beyond the limits of Old Havana. You won’t regret it.

Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, Plaza Mayor, Trinidad, Cuba
Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, Cuba


Cuba is famously a country frozen in time—something both frustrating and alluring—and nowhere is the time warp more evident than in Trinidad. Located between the deep emerald green of the majestic Escambray mountain range and the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, Trinidad has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988. The splendid Spanish frontier engineering, cobblestone roads, and various steed trucks in Trinidad make a walk around town seem similar to strolling onto an 1850s film set. Plaza Mayor, offers the brilliant toned church Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima for tourists to explore. This city is great for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of Cuba. Trinidad has multiple festivals featuring Caribbean and steelpan music, originating in Trinidad, and is the country’s national instrument.

Statue of Che Guevara in the Memorial and Museum in Santa clara
Statue of Che Guevara in Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Santa Clara has some of the most beautiful viewpoints and provides a variety of different attractions for tourists. Loma del Capiro is the perfect spot to sightsee and served as a pivotal vantage point for Che Guevara’s guerilla armed force amid the 1958 freedom. Climb the simple 579-foot crest to see a striking landmark and cool off. Santa Clara is home to a mausoleum that houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during the Bolivia campaign.

a Salsa Music Band on the Parce Cespedes in the city of Santiago de Cuba on Cuba
Salsa Music Band on the Parce Cespedes in the city of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago is unlike anywhere else in Cuba. The sounds of trumpets, bongos, guitars, clapping, stomping, you name it, will reel you in. It’s home to the country’s largest Afro-Cuban population and was the birthplace of the Revolution. This amazing city hosts one of the oldest and most authentic street carnivals in Latin America. Music is playing everywhere in this lively city. Santiago’s vibrant atmosphere, friendly inhabitants, music, and gorgeous landscapes make it a fascinating place to visit.

Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral, Parque Central, Baracoa, Cuba
Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral, Baracoa, Cuba


Baracoa is the hidden gem of Cuba in the Guantánamo Province and sits on the wonderfully named Bay of Honey. It almost feels like a secret place. Only La Farola, a road built in 1964 that crosses the mountains and some beautiful forests, connects it to Santiago and the rest of the country. The region is the only part of Cuba where the indigenous Taino people weren’t wiped out, and many residents have Taino heritage. One of the best Baracoa Cuba attractions is the food. You can dine on Yuca Bread (cheese bread), made by the Taino, as well as some remarkable Afro-Caribbean delights such as crab meat with mashed banana, flavored with coconut (a dish known as Bacan).

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