Also known as the Pearl of the South or Pretty City of the Sea, Cienfuegos was founded by French settlers in 1819. Its location surrounding the Jagua Bay and its eclectic architecture make Cienfuegos one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. It has been recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. It is located 260 kms of Havana.
Departure at 8:00 AM.
Route by Paseo del Prado de Cienfuegos.
Stop at Parque José Martí, the central Park of the city. This is the biggest central park in Cuba and in it stands the only Arch of Triumph in Cuba. Next to the park are emblematic buildings of the city as the Tomás Terry Theater, the building of the town council, The San Lorenzo School and the Goitizolo Palace (current House of the Culture). Next to the park is the boulevard, also very attractive.
Visit to Punta Gorda; the most beautiful neighborhood of Cienfuegos located in the peninsula of the same name that stretches out in the bay. Among the main sightseeing of this area is the Cienfuegos Malecón, The Cienfuegos Palace, the Valle Palace and the Jagua Hotel.
Stop for lunch at Villa Lagarto, a lovely villa located at the tip of the peninsula right next to the waters of the bay. (not included in the price of the excursion).
Quick visit to the Tomas Acea Cemetery famous for its portico that copies the Parthenon.
Visit to Botanic Garden of Cienfuegos; the oldest of Latin America founded more than 100 years with expert advice of the Harvard University. It has the biggest collection of Palms in Cuba.
Return to Havana.
Price: CUC 220.00