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. Céspedes memorabilia inside is complemented by a collection of period furniture…
Top Choice Square in Bayamo

Parque Céspedes

One of Cuba's leafiest and friendliest squares, Bayamo's central meeting point is officially known as Plaza de la Revolución. Despite its easygoing airs and secondary role as the city's best outdoor music venue (orc…
Museum in Bayamo

Museo Ñico López

This museum is in the former officers club of the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes military barracks, 1km southeast of Parque Céspedes. On July 26, 1953, this garrison was attacked by 25 revolutionaries led by Ñico López i…
Museum in Bayamo

Museo Provincial

Directly next door to Céspedes' ex-home, the provincial museum completes Bayamo's historical trajectory with a yellowing city document dating from 1567 and a rare photo of Bayamo immediately after the fire.
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

Capilla de la Dolorosa

This is the one original section of Bayamo's main church to survive the 1869 fire. It sports a gilded wooden altar.
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 …
Cultural Center in Bayamo

Casa de Estrada Palma

Welcome to where Cuba's first post-independence president, Tomás Estrada Palma, was born in 1835. One-time friend of José Martí, Estrada Palma was disgraced post-Revolution for his perceived complicity with the US o…
Church in Bayamo

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor de San Salvador

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 …
Landmark in Bayamo

Ventana de Luz Vázquez

A forerunner of the national anthem, co-written by Céspedes (and, confusingly, also called 'La Bayamesa') was first sung from here on March 27, 1851. A memorial plaque has been emblazoned onto the wall next to the w…