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…
Must see attractions in Las Tunas
- MMuseo Memorial Mártires de Barbados
- EEl 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…
- LLa Fuente de las Antilles
This work, first unveiled in 1977, was elemental in reviving Cuba’s sculpturing traditions and making Las Tunas its HQ. The sculpture comprises a huge…
- MMemorial 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…
- SStatue 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…
- MMuseo 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…
- CCacique 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.
- PParque Vicente García
Las Tunas' central plaza, anchored by the Catholic Iglesia San Jerónimo.
- PPlaza de la Revolución
Las Tunas' Revolution Square is huge and bombastic, particularly for such a small city. Photo ops abound. Check out the huge Lenin-esque sculpture of…
- MMonumento a Alfabetización
The pencil-like Monumento a Alfabetización marks the act passed in Las Tunas on November 16, 1961, to stamp out illiteracy.
A multifaced representation of Cuba’s mixed races in the Parque de la India near the bus station.
- MMonumento Al Trabajo
The 8m-high abstract Monumento Al Trabajo by José Peláez pays cubist homage to Cuban workers.