Attractions

Museum in Nueva Gerona

Museo Finca el Abra

On October 17, 1870, the teenage José Martí spent nine weeks of exile at this farm before his deportation to Spain. Legend has it that the revolutionary's mother forged the shackles he wore here into a ring, which M…
Monument in Nueva Gerona

El Pinero

Two blocks east of Parque Guerrillero Heroico, you'll see a huge black-and-white ferry set up as a tatty memorial next to the river. This is El Pinero, the original boat used to transport passengers between La Isla …
Museum in Nueva Gerona

Museo Municipal

In the former Casa de Gobierno (1853), the Museo Municipal houses a small historical collection that romps through the best of the island's past. It begins with a huge wall-mounted map of La Isla and continues throu…
Church in Nueva Gerona

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

On the northwest side of Parque Guerrillero Heroico, this dinky, Mexican colonial-style church was built in 1926, after the original was destroyed by a hurricane. In 1957 the parish priest, Guillermo Sardiñas, left …
Museum in Nueva Gerona

Museo Casa Natal Jesús Montané

This museum documents the life of revolutionary Jesús Montané, who was born here, took part in the Moncada Barracks attack in 1953, fought alongside Fidel in the Sierra Maestra, and served in the post-1959 governmen…