La Casa de la Ciudad
Catedral de las Santas Hermanas de Santa Clara de Asís
Three blocks west of Parque Vidal, Santa Clara's cathedral was constructed amid huge controversy in 1923 after the demolition of the...
Teatro la Caridad
Many are deceived by the relatively austere neoclassical facade. But toss CUC$1 to whoever is manning the door and you'll...
Casa del Gobernador
Push your way through the swinging saloon-style doors and you’ll uncover one of the city’s most understated go-local gathering spots....
Restaurante Colonial 1878
Hold on to the table when you cut your steak here, or you might lose it on the floor. Tough meat aside, 1878 is amiable enough, though...
Lonely Planet review
The pulse of the city's progressive cultural life is inside this building northwest of Parque Vidal. If you want to see a side to Santa Clara other than the obligatory Che memorabilia, get chatting to the young artists here. The historic center hosts art expositions (including an original Wifredo Lam sketch), Noches del Danzón and a film museum, as well as impromptu music events.
The real buzz of this place, however, is mingling with the local culture-vultures and finding out what makes this most unprepossessing of Cuban cities tick.