Museo de Arte Colonial
This small museum got a 2012 refurb and displays 19th-century furniture and decorations in an imposing 17th-century building that once...
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espíritu Santo
Overlooking Plaza Honorato is this verging-on-decrepit church. Originally constructed of wood in 1522 and rebuilt in stone in 1680, it's...
This landmark architectural icon next to the Puente Yayabo was recently given a comprehensive clean-up. It has weekend matinees (at...
Quinta Santa Elena
'Old clothes' is a name that has never really done justice to Cuba's famous shredded-beef dinner (ropa vieja) . There's certainly...
Puente Yayabo information
Looking like something out of an English country village, this quadruple-arched bridge is Sancti Spíritus' signature sight. Built by the Spanish in 1815, it carries traffic across the Río Yayabo and is now a national monument. For the best view (and a mirror-like reflection) hit the outdoor terrace at the Quinta Santa Elena.
The Teatro Principal , alongside the bridge, dates from 1876, and the sun-bleached cobbled streets that lead uphill toward the city center are some of the settlement's oldest. The most sinuous is narrow Calle Llano , where old ladies peddle live chickens door to door, and feisty neighbors gossip noisily in front of their sky-blue or lemon-yellow houses. Also worth a wander are recently rehabilitated Calle Guairo and Calle San Miguel .