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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 Live Music in Sancti Spíritus

Uneac

There are friendly nods as you enter, handshakes offered by people you've never met, and a starry-eyed crooner on stage blowing kisses to his girlfriend(s) in the audience. Uneac concerts always feel more like famil…
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 Cuban in Sancti Spíritus

Taberna Yayabo

With an excellent riverside location, wine cellar and wonderful service, there's reason to linger at this pleasant state-run restaurant. Sure, you might be bombarded by a steady stream of '80s hits, but there are al…
Top Choice Cuban in Trinidad

Vista Gourmet

A slick private option perched on a lovely terrace above Trinidad’s red-tiled rooftops. Run by the charismatic sommelier Bolo, its novelties include free rooftop sunset cocktails. Hungry diners will love the appetiz…
Top Choice Cafe in Sancti Spíritus

Cafe Colga'o

It doesn't get more underground than this Cuban-Italian cafe with no on-street signs. Follow a staircase to this 9th-floor apartment sporting tiny tables with floor cushions and balcony views. It's filled with local…
Top Choice International in Trinidad

La Redaccion Cuba

With bare-bones brickwork more Brooklyn than Cuba, this new French-run offering provides a dose of comfort for travelers with culinary homesickness. Think huge lamb burgers with yam chips, pasta tossed with lobster …
Top Choice Club in Trinidad

Casa de la Música

One of Trinidad's (and Cuba's) classic venues, this casa is an alfresco affair that congregates on the sweeping staircase beside the Iglesia Parroquial off Plaza Mayor. A good mix of tourists and locals take in the …
Top Choice Bar in Trinidad

Taberna La Botija

While other restaurants send their waitstaff out into the street to fish for customers, La Botija crams half the town into its lively corner bar without even trying. The key: a warm talk-to-your-neighbor atmosphere,…