Sancti Spíritus Province attractions

Top Choice Museum in Northern Sancti Spíritus

Museo Nacional Camilo Cienfuegos

This excellent museum at Yaguajay, 36km southeast of Caibarién, was opened in 1989 and is eerily reminiscent of the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara. Camilo fought a crucial battle in this town on the eve of the …
Top Choice Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Casa de la Guayabera

The favored uniform of South American strongman presidents and blushing grooms at Mexican beach weddings, the guayabera shirt was purportedly 'invented' in Sancti Spíritus by the wives of agricultural workers who se…
Top Choice Landmark in Sancti Spíritus

Puente Yayabo

Looking like something out of an English country village, this quadruple-arched bridge is Sancti Spíritus' signature sight. Built by the Spanish in 1815, it carries traffic across the Río Yayabo and is now a nationa…
Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Museo Histórico Municipal

Trinidad's main museum, this grandiose mansion just off Plaza Mayor belonged to the Borrell family from 1827 to 1830. Later it passed to a German planter named Kanter, or Cantero, for whom it's now named. The rundow…
Park in Trinidad

Topes de Collantes

The rugged 90km-long Sierra del Escambray mountain range, some 20km northwest of Trinidad, has some of Cuba’s best unguided hiking. The Centro de Visitantes offers a free topographical map of the area, and offers gu…
Museum in Valle de los Ingenios

Manaca Iznaga

Founded in 1750, this important estate is the focal point of the valley. It was purchased in 1795 by Pedro Iznaga, who became one of Cuba's wealthiest men through slave trafficking. Next to the hacienda, a 44m-high …
Viewpoint in Valle de los Ingenios

Mirador de la Loma del Puerto

Six kilometers east of Trinidad on the road to Sancti Spíritus, this 192m-high lookout provides the best eagle-eye view of the valley with – if you're lucky – a steam train chugging through its midst. This being Cub…
Square in Trinidad

Plaza Mayor

Trinidad's remarkably peaceful main square is located in the heart of the casco histórico and is the town's most photographed spot.
Square in Sancti Spíritus

Parque Serafín Sánchez

While not Cuba's shadiest or most atmospheric square, pretty Serafín Sánchez is full of understated Sancti Spíritus elegance. Metal chairs laid out inside the pedestrianized central domain are usually commandeered b…
Historic Site in Valle de los Ingenios

San Isidro de los Destiladeros

After lengthy excavations, the ruins of this once grand sugar mill are accessible to the public. Dating from the early 1830s and sophisticated for its time, the mill belongs to the pre-industrial age and functioned …