Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Fábrica de Tabacos Constantino Pérez Carrodegua
Santa Clara's tobacco factory, one of Cuba's best, makes a quality range of Montecristos, Partagás and Romeo y Julieta cigars. Tours...
Jardin Zoologico Camilo Cienfuegos
From the murals, it's a 500m walk northwest to this leafy local recreation area. It's the best place to escape the midday heat, with its...
Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara
Santa Clara’s premier site is a semireligious monument, mausoleum and museum in honor of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The complex is just...
El Sabor Latino
Santa Clara’s only real paladar is easily trumped by many of the city’s casa particular chefs, but still lures plenty of clients into...
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen information
Lonely Planet review
The city's oldest church is five blocks north of Parque Vidal. It was built in 1748, with a tower added in 1846. During the War of Independence, it was used as a jail for Cuban patriots. A modern cylindrical monument facing the church commemorates the spot where Santa Clara was founded in 1689 by 13 refugee families from Remedios.