Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Manzanillo

Museo Histórico la Demajagua

Ten kilometers south of Manzanillo is the moving sight of the sugar estate of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, whose outcry, known as 'Grito de Yara', and the subsequent freeing of his slaves on October 10, 1868, marked t…
Park in Manzanillo

Parque Céspedes

Manzanillo's central square is notable for its priceless glorieta (gazebo/bandstand), an imitation of the Patio de los Leones in Spain's Alhambra, where Moorish mosaics, a scalloped cupola and arabesque columns set …
Monument in Manzanillo

Celia Sánchez Monument

About eight blocks southwest of the park lies Manzanillo's most evocative sight. Built in 1990, this terra-cotta-tiled staircase embellished with colorful ceramic murals runs up Calle Caridad between Martí and Luz C…
Museum in Manzanillo

Celia Sánchez Museum

Located in the village of Media Luna, this museum honors the life of Celia Sánchez, Fidel's right-hand woman during the war in the mountains and for many years thereafter.
Historic Site in Manzanillo

Yara

A small town amid vast fields of sugarcane, Yara is barely mentioned in most travel literature, but several important chapters of Cuban history took place here, marked by monuments and a modest local museum.
Notable Building in Manzanillo

City Bank of NY Building

For an example of the city's striking architecture, check out the old City Bank of NY building, dating from 1913.
Wildlife Reserve in Manzanillo

Criadero de Cocodrilos

The nearby Cauto River delta is home to a growing number of wild crocodiles, so it's no surprise to encounter one of Cuba's half dozen or so crocodile farms here. There are close to 1000 crocs at this breeding farm,…
Museum in Manzanillo

Museo Histórico Municipal

On the eastern side of Parque Céspedes, Manzanillo's Museo Histórico Municipal gives the usual local history lesson with a revolutionary twist