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Parroquia de San Juan Bautista de Remedios

One of the island's most interesting and oldest ecclesiastical buildings, Remedios' main church dates from around 1550, although much of the current structure is the result of extensive 18th-century renovations. The…
Cafe in Remedios

El Louvre

With a gravitational pull on Remedios' scattering of tourists, El Louvre is, so locals proclaim, the oldest bar in the country in continuous service (since 1866) – and who are you to argue? The bar was good enough f…
Museum in Remedios

Museo de las Parrandas Remedianas

Visiting this recently renovated and relocated museum two blocks off Parque Martí is no substitute for the real-life revelry on December 24, but what the hell? It maintains a photo gallery that usually recaps the pr…
Bar in Remedios

Driver's Bar

Once a dive, the Driver's recently had a radical rethink. A local artist has given it a throwback 1950s feel with a strong focus on automobiles. Vintage car enthusiasts and the local bici-taxi muchachos tend to cong…
Bar in Remedios

Taberna de los 7 Juanas

Remedios' 500th anniversary has bequeathed the city many good things, not least this new place across the square from long-standing default bar, El Louvre (which needed a bit of competition). The service is sharp, t…
Church in Remedios

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje

On Parque Martí (the only plaza in Cuba with two Catholic churches), the 18th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje is in the middle of a long-overdue restoration. It is named after a statue of the Virgin…
Cuban in Remedios

La Piramide

Remedios doesn't have many private eateries, but the ones it does have are good. For proof, sample the surf and turf brochetas (shish kebabs) in this diminutive little haven of good taste.
Arts & Crafts in Remedios

Plaza Isabel II Artesania

Among the usual Che Guevara key rings, this place sells some genuine only-in-Remedios mementos. Of note are the abstract musical instruments and the Parrandas masks made with seashells.
Cultural Center in Remedios

Centro Cultural las Leyendas

Next door to El Louvre is an ARTex cultural center with music till 1am from Wednesday to Saturday.
Gallery in Remedios

Galería del Arte Carlos Enríquez

Overlooking the main plaza, this small gallery is named for the gifted painter who hailed from the small Villa Clara town of Zulueta. It displays works by artists from around the province. Exhibitions usually change…