Park in Ciego de Ávila

Parque de la Ciudad

The once scrubby wasteland between Hotel Ciego de Ávila and the city center, on the northwestern edge of town, is now a vast park featuring an artificial lake, the Embalse la Turbina, with boating available, childre…
Museum in Ciego de Ávila

Museo Provincial Simón Reyes

One of Cuba's best-presented municipal museums, this mustard-yellow building with a typical avileño porch is one convertible well spent. Riveting exhibits include a scale model of La Trocha, detailed information on …
Museum in Ciego de Ávila

Museo de Artes Decorativas

Cuba's most beautiful beds? Not in Varadero, nor in one of the island's classic colonial stop-offs, but downstairs at this modest museum. The thoughtful collection contains items from a bygone age, such as a working…
Square in Ciego de Ávila

Parque Martí

All Ciego roads lead to this textbook colonial park laid out in 1877 in honor of then king of Spain, Alfonso XII, but renamed in the early 20th century for newly martyred Cuban national hero, José Martí. Here you'll…
Gallery in Ciego de Ávila

Centro de Promoción Cultural Guiarte

On Calle Independencia, this gallery has works by Raúl Martínez, Cuba's king of pop art, on permanent display, alongside works by other local artists.
Church in Ciego de Ávila

Iglesia Católica

The Iglesia Católica dating from 1947 is notably emblazoned with the city's patron saint, San Eugenio de la Palma.
Historic Site in Ciego de Ávila

Plano-Mural de Ciego de Ávila

A bronze map of the city in the late-19th century is stuck on the side of a building, and marks the site of its founding on June 26, 1840.
Notable Building in Ciego de Ávila


Looking out over the main square, Parque Martí is Ciego's town hall dating from 1911. (No visitors allowed.)