Attractions

Top Choice Park in Guantánamo

Zoológico de Piedras

Surreal even by Cuban standards, the Zoológico de Piedras is an animal sculpture park set amid thick foliage in the grounds of a mountain coffee farm, 20km northeast of Guantánamo. Carved quite literally out of the …
Notable Building in Guantánamo

Palacio Salcines

Local architect Leticio Salcines (1888–1973) left a number of impressive works around Guantánamo, including his personal residence built in 1916, a lavish monument said to be the building most representative of the …
Square in Guantánamo

Parque Martí

Anchored by the tiny Parroquia de Santa Catalina de Riccis (1863), the renovated Parque Martí features information boards and a clutch of interesting shops, restaurants and entertainment nooks strung along vibrant b…
Square in Guantánamo

Plaza Mariana Grajales

The huge, bombastic Monument to the Heroes, glorifying the Brigada Fronteriza 'that defends the forward trench of socialism on this continent,' dominates Plaza Mariana Grajales, 1km northwest of the train station an…
Library in Guantánamo

Biblioteca Policarpo Pineda Rustán

Another architectural gift from Leticio Salcines is this beautiful provincial library that was once the city hall (1934–51). Trials for Fulgencio Batista's thugs were held here in 1959, and a number were killed when…
Museum in Guantánamo

Museo Provincial

Housed in an old jail guarded by two canons, the city museum has salas (rooms) dedicated to aboriginal culture, local nature, weapons (lots of Mambí swords) and decorative arts.
Church in Guantánamo

Parroquia de Santa Catalina de Riccis

This unspectacular but noble church dates from 1863. In front is a statue of local hero, Mayor General Pedro A Pérez, erected in 1928, opposite a tulip fountain and diminutive glorieta (bandstand).