Calle Independencia Sur
Formerly known as Plaza de Jesús, this tiny square was where the Spanish authorities once conducted grisly public hangings. Later on, it...
Galería de Arte
The Galería de Arte , next to the agropecuario (vegetable market; enter via Independencia Sur), houses numerous works by local painter...
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...
There are friendly nods as you enter, handshakes offered by people you've never met, and a starry-eyed crooner on stage blowing kisses...
This centrally located agropecuario is just off the main shopping boulevard. Stick your head in and see how Cubans shop.
Calle Independencia Sur information
The city's revived shopping street is traffic-free and lined with statues, sculptures and myriad curiosity shops. Check out the opulent Colonia Española Building , once a whites-only gentlemen's club, now a mini–department store. The agropecuario (vegetable market) is unusually located right in the city center.
A flea market inhabits Calle Honorato just off Independencia and all around are vendutas (small private shops or stalls), illustrating the recent economic relaxation.