The museum inside the Cuartel Moncada is the best in town and one of the best in Cuba. Sometimes gory exhibits catalogue the details of...
Palacio de Justicia
On the opposite side of the street to the park, this court building was taken by fighters led by Raúl Castro during the Moncada attack....
Santiago's famous Moncada Barracks, a crenellated art deco building completed in 1938, is now synonymous with one of history's greatest...
Patio los Dos Abuelos
The old-timers label (abuelos means grandparents) carries a certain amount of truth. This relaxed live-music house is a bastion for...
Santiago's ice-cream cathedral is a little out of the center, not that this lessens the queue length. Yell out ¿Quién es último? (who...
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El Barracón information
El Barracón tries to reignite the roots of Afro-Cuban culture and cuisine with mixed results. The state-run restaurant's interior, a mix of atmospheric Santería shrine and cimarrón (runaway slave) is intriguing, but the food can't match its private competition. Stick to the delicious tostones (fried plantain patties) filled with chorizo and cheese, or opt for the lamb special.