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ZipTipz Santiago de Cuba Travel Guide
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Santiago de Cuba, set between the Caribbean sea and the Sierra Maestra mountain range, is the Eastern capital and home of Cuban Son.

District Guide

Covering scarcely two and half square kilometres, some 267 hectares, lies Old Santiago, so named for its architectural splendour.

In Old Santiago, one of the most attractive places is Parque Céspedes, a welcoming park where Santiago's citizens go to seek relief from the harsh and hot climate of...

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Historical Background

Santiago de Cuba is of the utmost importance to Cuban history. Its founder Diego Velázquez Cuellar's body lies in the city's cathedral. During the first half of the 16th century it was the capital of the island, and at the time, had a population of 1,000 Spaniards, as well as the indigenous...

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Where To Stay

Santiago de Cuba, capital of the province of Santiago, is the second most important capital in the country, and is an artistic and cultural centre of great prominence in the history of Cuba.

Visitors have the chance to enjoy historical tours in the midst of marvelous natural landscapes.

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Dining and Drinking

Santiago de Cuba offers a good number of restaurants with a range of traditional Cuban food, as well as all sorts of international cuisine.

What are known as "paladares" are restaurants which operate from private houses and are the perfect option when it comes to enjoying traditional Cuban cuisin...

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Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment and leisure, Santiago de Cuba offers no-end of options to the visitor. Being the capital of the "Son", music is present in every corner--follow the rhythm and beat and you are bound to find somewhere to spend the evening, day or night.

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Recommended Tours

For those of you who love nature at its purest, and who enjoy mountain-climbing and hill-walking along routes full of history and stunning beauty, Santiago de Cuba offers you the opportunity to get to know the tallest peak in the mountain range "La Gran Piedra...

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Santiago de Cuba is the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in eastern Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is located on the south-east of the island, some 540 miles east south-east of Havana.

The municipality extends over 704 km², and contains the communities of Guilera, Antonio Maceo, Bravo, Castillo Duany, Leyte Vidal and Moncada.

Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest. It is on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and is an important sea port. In 2004 the city of Santiago de Cuba had a population of about 494,337 people.

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