Plaza de la Revolución
As with all Cuban cities, Santiago has its bombastic Revolution square. This one's placed strategically at the junction of two sweeping...
José María De Heredia Statue
The traffic circle at the corner of Av Manduley and Calle 13 contains an impressive marble statue of poet José María de Heredia.
Casa del Caribe
The portal of all things Santería organizes dance lessons in conga, son and salsa; it's CUC$5 per hour. Resident staff member Juan...
Pista de Baile Pacho Alonso
Check out the charanga (brass band) orchestra playing alfresco at this place behind Teatro José María Heredia.
Tropicana Santiago information
Anything Havana can do, Santiago can do better – or at least cheaper. Styled on the Tropicana original, this 'feathers and baubles' Las Vegas–style floor show is heavily hyped by all the city's tour agencies who offer it for CUC$35 plus transport (Havana's show is twice the price, but no way twice as good).
It's located out of town, 3km north of the Hotel las Américas, so a taxi or rental car is the only independent transport option, making the tour-agency deals a good bet. The Saturday night show is superior.