Memorial de Vilma Espín Guillois
Gimnasio Cultura Física
For a wicked workout drop into this gym with its well-pummeled punching bags, rusty old weights and cold showers.
Plaza de Dolores
East of Parque Céspedes is the pleasant and shady Plaza de Dolores, a former marketplace now dominated by the 18th-century Iglesia de...
Situated opposite the Bacardí Museum, the equally Hellenic provincial government seat is another building from Cuba's 20th-century...
Conjunto Folklórico de Oriente
La Perla del Dragón
So-so Chinese restaurant with a nice setting on Plaza de Dolores.
Sánchez Hechavarría No 473 · interesting places nearby
Memorial de Vilma Espín Guillois information
This erstwhile home of Cuba's former 'first lady,' Vilma Espín, the wife of Raúl Castro, and instrumental force in the success of the Cuban Revolution, opened in 2010, three years after her death. This house, where she lived from 1939 to 1959, is packed with lucid snippets of her life.
The daughter of a lawyer to the Bacardí clan, Vilma was first radicalized after a meeting with Frank País in Santiago in 1956. Joining the rebels in the mountains, she went on to found the influential Federation of Cuban Women in 1960.