Surroundings of Santiago de Cuba. Part 1

Surroundings of Santiago de Cuba. Part 1

Though slightly far, if you have time and it is not important for you to take a car, do not stop visiting:

5. The cemetery of Santa Ifigenia

It counts in spite of being one of the most ancient of Cuba.

In you will be able to see the tombs of those who fell in the assault to the Cuartel Moncada and that of Jose Martí, national hero. Some tombs are authentic works of art.

The cemetery of Santa Ifigenia

In this cemetery they rest Fidel Castro’s ashes. It wanted to be buried in Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the Revolution, together with his great national hero, Jose Martí, whose remains rest in a tower of 26 meters of height

His grave is a stone with rounded forms and in that only Fidel puts.

 Tomb of Fidel

6. The Sanctuary of the Virgen del Cobre

Many Cuban does his peregrination to see his mistress, the Virgin of the copper to Santiago de Cuba, specially on September 8, which is the day in which his festivity is celebrated.

To part of being his catholic mistress, there is associated with Ochún, goddess mother of beliefs that have been inherited from Africa and that it possesses many followers in Cuba.

The Sanctuary of the Virgen del Cobre

The original image was found in the seas of the north, in east, it does more than 400 years.

It is placed in a mount, to 20 kilometres of Santiago. To take a taxi will cost you concerning 12 CUC going and return.

7. Morro Castle

Constructed in the 17th century, about 1638, and declared Heritage of the Humanity, in you will be able to enjoy of a few impressive conference of the bay of Santiago and the waters see turquoises of the Caribbean sea.

 Morro Castle

Inside you will be able to see a museum dedicated to the piracy.

In his rooms, also you can see the principal events of the war Hispanic American Cuban of 1898, as well as photographies associated with the explosion of the Maine and that provoked that The United States was entering war against Spain.

 Morro Castle

In his surroundings there is a beacon and possesses a handcrafted fair. At 6 p.m. the ceremony of the cannon-shot with the typical suits of the epoch.

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