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Top Choice International in Holguín

1910 Restaurante & Bar

Among Cuba's best offerings, count this elegant wood-trimmed colonial in. Guests tuck into thick steaks as if it were their last day on earth. There's also tender grilled octopus with garlic sauce, lovely chocolate …
Top Choice Museum in Holguín

Museo de Historia Provincial

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 barracks during the independence wars. It was nicknamed La Per…
Top Choice Landmark in Holguín

La Loma de la Cruz

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 20-minute walk from the center or go via bici-taxi (CUC$1) t…
Top Choice Theater in Holguín

Uneac

There's at least one National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists per province in Cuba, but if you visit only one, make it here. Situated in the lovingly restored Casa de las Moyúas (1845) on car-free Calle Manduley,…
Top Choice Theater in Holguín

Teatro Comandante Eddy Suñol

Holguín's premier theater is an art deco treat from 1939 on Parque Calixto García. It hosts both the Teatro Lírico Rodrigo Prats and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and is renowned both nationally and internationally f…
Top Choice Cathedral in Holguín

Catedral de San Isidoro

Dazzling white and characterized by its twin domed towers, the Catedral de San Isidoro, one of the town’s original constructions, dates from 1720. Added over the years, the towers are of 20th-century vintage. A hype…
Top Choice Music in Holguín

Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana

Musicians from all over Latin America and beyond take over the city for a week of concerts (many free) in venues throughout the city. Some big Cuban acts play, too. Forty countries and diverse genres are represented…
Top Choice Live Music in Holguín

Casa de la Trova

Old guys in Panama hats croon under the rafters, musicians in guayaberas (Caribbean dress shirts) blast on trumpets, while ancient couples in their Sunday best map out a perfect danzón (traditional Cuban ballroom da…
Bar in Holguín

Bar Terraza

Perched above Salón 1720, this is the city's poshest spot. Cocktails are in order as you drink in the views over Parque Calixto García while listening to live music.
Club in Holguín

Casa de la Música

There's a young, trendy vibe at this place on Parque Calixto García. If you can't dance, stay static sinking beers on the adjacent Terraza Bucanero (entry via Calle Manduley).