Well preserved French and indigenous architecture abounds in Cienfuegos. In the circular Martí Park, a granite compass marks the point where the first French villagers started building the city.
The Terry Theatre
Built in 1869, is a good example of eclectic Creole architecture. Its history and legends are linked to international stars of the stage.
La Reina Cemetery
In the old section of the city, is a relic of 19th century funeral art. It houses remarkable monuments and low reliefs.
Beny Moré’s birthplace
One of the most famous interpreters of Cuban music was born in Santa Isabel de las Lajas and lived there until the early 1960s. His town houses a Museum and the famous cabildo de los congos that organizes traditional festivities every year.
The world’s highest stalagmite
At the Martin Infierno Cave is 67 metres high. Access to the cave is from Yaguanabo Beach through the mountains east of Cienfuegos.
And the Lady in Blue. This well preserved castle was built in 1795 to repel attacks from pirates and smugglers. The “Lady in Blue” apparently haunts the premises. Her ghost sports an elegant blue brocade dress and rattles her jewellery.
In this region are to the east past Rancho Luna. This coastline has beautiful coral reefs, among them a structure called Notre Dame.
Cienfuegos Botanical Garden
Declared a National Monument, the Botanical Garden was founded in 1901 by Harvard University. Thousands of fascinating specimens, most of them unusual trees, call this garden home.