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 s…
Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Fundación de la Naturaleza y El Hombre

Replicating its equally diminutive namesake in Miramar, Havana, this museum on Parque Maceo chronicles the 17,422km canoe odyssey from the Amazon to the Caribbean in 1987 led by Cuban writer and Renaissance man Anto…
Church in Sancti Spíritus

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espíritu Santo

Overlooking Plaza Honorato is this beautiful blue church that underwent a Lazarus-like renovation for the 2014 anniversary. Originally constructed of wood in 1522 and rebuilt in stone in 1680, it's said to be the ol…
Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Museo Casa Natal de Serafín Sánchez

Serafín Sánchez was a local patriot who took part in both Wars of Independence and went down fighting in November 1896. The museum cataloguing his heroics will delay you for 20 minutes max.
Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Museo de Arte Colonial

This small museum got a 2012 refurb and displays 19th-century furniture and decorations in an imposing 17th-century building that once belonged to the sugar-rich Iznaga family.
Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Museo de Ciencias Naturales

Not much of a natural history museum, this colonial house just off Parque Serafín Sánchez has a stuffed crocodile (which will scare the wits out of your kids) and some shiny rock collections.
Museum in Sancti Spíritus

Museo Provincial

This is one of those vaguely comical Cuban museums where guides follow you from room to room as if you’re about to make off with the crown jewels. In reality the collection is less distinguished, logging the history…
Church in Sancti Spíritus

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad

Across from the Fundación de la Naturaleza y El Hombre is the city's second church, the recipient of a handsome 2014 paint job. Its internal arches are a favored nesting spot for Cuban sparrows, who seem unfazed by …
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…
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…