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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…
Theater in Manzanillo

Teatro Manzanillo

Touring companies such as the Ballet de Camagüey and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba perform at this lovingly restored venue. Built in 1856 and restored in 1926 and again in 2002, this 430-seat beauty is packed with oil…
Traditional Music in Manzanillo

Casa de la Trova

In the spiritual home of nueva trova (traditional singing), a renovation of the local trova house was long overdue. Pay a visit to this hallowed and freshly painted musical shrine where Carlos Puebla once plucked hi…
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.
Cuban in Manzanillo

Paladar Rancho Luna

A passable restaurant blaring reggaetón, it's nonetheless your best option for reasonably priced fare. A decorative, typically Manzanillan facade sets the tone. The food, though never legendary, is perfectly OK as l…
Parrilla in Manzanillo

Complejo Costa Azul

Down by the bay is this grillhouse and cabaret thrown into one. It's highly likely neither amenity will blow your mind but, nevertheless, the eating/entertainment are nigh on as good as it gets here. Pay in pesos.
Seafood in Manzanillo

Cayo Confite

Utter simplicity – sit on this shady deck facing the waterfront for whole fried fish served with plantain chips. It's on the edge of town at the far end of the Malecón (boardwalk).