Museo Provincial

Sancti Spíritus

One of those Cuban museums where the collection logs the history of Sancti Spíritus. It also includes a dusty stash of ephemera that comprises English china, cruel slave artifacts, and the inevitable revolutionary M-26-7 (July 26 Movement) paraphernalia.

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1. Museo de Historia Natural

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2. Parque Serafín Sánchez

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3. Plaza Honorato

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5. Museo de Arte Colonial

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6. Centro de Interpretación de la Ciudad

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7. Museo Casa Natal de Serafín Sánchez


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8. Puente Yayabo

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