Cementerio la Reina
Museo de Locomotivas
Museo Histórico Naval Nacional
Across the railway tracks five blocks northwest of Parque Martí is the eye-catching location of this rose-pink museum, dating from 1933....
Casa de la Cultura Benjamin Duarte
On the western side of Parque Martí, this is the former Palacio de Ferrer (1918), a riveting neoclassical building with Italian marble...
Jardines de Uneac
Uneac's a good bet in any Cuban city for live music in laid-back environs. Here it's quite possibly Cienfuegos' best venue, with an...
Restaurant Bouyón 1825
Handily situated just off the main square, this private restaurant specializes in meat cooked a la parrillada (on the barbecue). Avowed...
cnr Av 50 & Calle 7 · interesting places nearby
Cementerio la Reina information
A listed national monument, the city's oldest cemetery was founded in 1837, and is lined with the graves of Spanish soldiers who died in the Wars of Independence. La Reina is the only cemetery in Cuba where bodies are interred above ground (in the walls) due to the high groundwater levels. It's an evocative place if you're into graveyards (tours are available). Look for the marble statue called Bella Durmiente: a tribute to a 24-year-old woman who died in 1907 of a broken heart.
Approach is via Av 50: a long, hot walk or horse-cart ride via the sorry-looking collection of trains passing as the Museo de Locomotivas .