Attractions

Top Choice Square in Bayamo

Plaza de la Revolución

One of Cuba's leafiest squares, Bayamo's central meeting point is surrounded by pedestrian-only streets, making it a rare and peaceful spot. Despite its friendly airs and secondary role as the city's best outdoor mu…
Top Choice Museum in Bayamo

Casa Natal de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes

Birthplace of the 'father of the motherland,' this museum is where Céspedes was born (on April 18, 1819) and spent his first 12 years. Inside, Céspedes memorabilia is complemented by a collection of period furniture…
Gardens in Bayamo

Jardín Botánico de Cupaynicu

For a floral appreciation of Bayamo's evergreen hinterland, head to this botanic garden about 16km outside the city off the Guisa road. It's on very few itineraries, so you can have the serene, serendipitous 104 hec…
Factory in Bayamo

Fabrica de los Coches

It's worth the jaunt to observe the goings-on at Cuba's only handcrafted coche (horse cart) production line. Most horse carts you'll see in Cuba are metal, but these are fashioned in wood and take far longer (up to …
Area in Bayamo

Paseo Bayamés

Bayamo's main shopping street was pedestrianized in the 1990s and reconfigured with benches and funky artwork. Here you'll find wax museum Museo de Cera, various public utilities and plenty of Cuban-style commerce, …
Museum in Bayamo

Museo de Cera

The tiny Museo de Cera, Bayamo’s diminutive version of Madame Tussaud’s, has convincing waxworks of Cuban personalities such as Polo Montañez, Benny Moré and local hero Carlos Puebla. On a more internationalist note…
Church in Bayamo

Catedral de San Salvador de Bayamo

There's been a church on this site since 1514. The current edifice dates from 1740 but got devastated in the 1869 fire, so much of what you see results from building work in 1919. One original section surviving the …
Plaza in Bayamo

Plaza de la Patria

This square is where Fidel Castro gave his final, rousing public speech in July 2006 before being taken ill and stepping down as president. The monument to the Cuban greats here features Manuel de Céspedes, Antonio …
Park in Bayamo

Parque Chapuzón

Greenery beckons not a kilometer from Bayamo's center where the Bayamo River has carved a lush belt through the urban grid. Locals come to this blissful spot to water their horses or have a family barbecue. Footpath…
Lake in Bayamo

Laguna de Leonero

This algae-filled natural lake in the Cauto River delta, 40km northwest of Bayamo, is loaded with memorable fly-fishing possibilities. Black bass is the prized catch here: fishing season is November to March. Ecotur…