Fábrica de Órganos


Visitors can tour the only mechanical music-organ factory in Cuba. This small factory produces about six organs a year, as well as guitars and other instruments. A good organ costs between US$10,000 and US$28,000. Eight professional organ groups exist in Holguín (including the Familia Cuayo, based at the factory): if you're lucky, you can hear one playing on Parque Céspedes on Thursday afternoon or Sunday morning.

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Nearby Holguín attractions

1. Loma de la Cruz

0.69 MILES

At the northern end of Maceo, a stairway built in 1950 ascends 465 steps to top a hill (275m) with panoramic views, a restaurant and a 24-hour bar. It's a…

2. Iglesia de San José

1.18 MILES

The Iglesia de San José features a distinctive dome with a bell tower (1842), once used by the Independistas as a lookout.

3. Galería Holguín

1.18 MILES

Situated in a colonial building, the Galería Holguín displays a revolving cache of good local art.

4. Parque San José


Holguín's youngest park is also its shadiest, dominated by the Iglesia de San José. The cobbled central square is also known as Parque Céspedes, named for…

5. Casa Natal de Calixto García


To learn more about the militaristic deeds of Holguín's local hero, head to this house situated two blocks east of the namesake park. The hugely…

6. Museo de Historia Provincial

1.31 MILES

Now a national monument, the building on the northern side of Parque Calixto García was constructed between 1860 and 1868 and was used as a Spanish army…

7. Parque Calixto García

1.36 MILES

This wide, expansive square is more about atmosphere than architecture. It was laid out in 1719 as the original Plaza de Armas and served for many years…

8. Biblioteca Alex Urquiola


In the southwestern corner of Parque Calixto García is the Biblioteca Alex Urquiola, named after a local revolutionary and housing Holguín’s biggest book…