Attractions

Museum in Las Tunas

Memorial a los Mártires de Barbados

Las Tunas' most evocative sight is in the former home of Carlos Leyva González, an Olympic fencer killed in the nation's worst terrorist atrocity: the bombing of a Cubana airliner in 1976. Individual photos of victi…
Forest in Las Tunas

El Cornito

The bamboo woods around Motel el Cornito, about 6km outside town, offer a welcome, shady diversion from the scorching city bustle. You'll find ranchón-style restaurants (favoring the usual booming reggaeton music), …
Monument in Las Tunas

La Fuente de Las Antilles

A work first unveiled in 1977 that was elemental in reviving Cuba’s sculpturing traditions and making Las Tunas its HQ. The sculpture comprises a huge fountain filled with elaborate interwoven figures symbolizing th…
Museum in Las Tunas

Memorial Vicente García

A colonial-era structure near the eponymous park that commemorates Las Tunas' great War of Independence hero who captured the town from the Spanish in 1876, and torched it 21 years later when the colonizers sought …
Monument in Las Tunas

Statue of José Martí

In the central hub of Plaza Martí an inventive bronze statue of the 'apostle of Cuban independence' by Rita Longa doubles as a solar clock. It was opened in 1995 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of José Martí's …
Museum in Las Tunas

Museo Provincial General Vicente García

Housed in the royal-blue town hall with a clock mounted on the front facade, the provincial museum documents local tunero history. A member of staff will happily lead you through the exhibits.
Monument in Las Tunas

Cacique Maniabo y Jibacoa

A two-headed Taíno chief looking in opposite directions. It dominates the surroundings at the rustic Motel el Cornito 3km west of town.
Square in Las Tunas

Plaza de la Revolución

Las Tunas' Revolution Sq is huge and bombastic, particularly for such a small city. Photo ops abound. Check out the huge Lenin-esque sculpture of Vicente García, sword raised, and the giant Che Guevara billboard.
Museum in Puerto Padre

Museo Fernando García Grave de Peralta

Lashed regularly by hurricanes, the municipal museum – when it's not being renovated – contains the usual round of fallen revolutionaries, stuffed animals and antiques. Look out for the antique record players.
Fort in Puerto Padre

Fuerte de la Loma

This fort at the top of the sloping Av Libertad, also known as the Salcedo Castle, is testimony to Puerto Padre's former strategic importance. There's a small military museum with temperamental opening hours.