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Top Choice Cuban in Las Tunas

La Negra

Among provincial Cuba's best eats, this private home with a leafy courtyard serves up stunning Cuban classics. Crisp plantain shavings, fragrant pork stir-fry (fajita de cerdo) and shrimp criollo, served with a crea…
Top Choice Fairground in Las Tunas

Parque 26 de Julio

Located in Parque Julio 26 where Vicente García bends into Av 1 de Mayo. It kicks off every weekend with a market, music, food stalls and kids' activities.
Top Choice Italian in Las Tunas

Ristorante La Romana

Drop by this new Roman abode on the main boulevard where the olive oil's extra virgin, the pasta's homemade and the coffee's Lavazza. The food – including the starter bruschettas – is molta ottima, according to Las …
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…
Fiesta in Las Tunas

Fundación de la Ciudad

Flames, fireworks, torchlight parades and historical reenactments of native son General Vicente García's heroics in 1876 are part of the moving Fundación de la Ciudad festival held every September 26. García famousl…
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…
International in Las Tunas

Caché

Proof that things are changing in Cuba, this swanky cocktail bar/cafe/restaurant attempts to bring the taste of Miami to Las Tunas – of all places! The dimly lit, air-conditioned interior is dressed to impress with …
Music in Las Tunas

Jornada Cucalambeana

Cuba’s biggest celebration of country music, where local lyricists impress each other with their 10-line décima verses. It happens in June, just outside Las Tunas, by Motel El Cornito.
Theater in Las Tunas

Teatro Tunas

This recently revitalized theater shows quality movies and some of Cuba's best touring entertainment including flamenco, ballet and plays.