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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 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 Live Music in Sancti Spíritus

Casa de la Trova Miguel Companioni

Another of Cuba's famous trova (traditional poetic singing) houses, this kicking folk-music venue in a colonial building off Plaza Honorato is on a par with anything in Trinidad. But here the crowds are 90% local an…
Ice Cream in Sancti Spíritus

Dulce Crema

What, no Coppelia? Dulce Crema is Sancti Spíritus' long-standing provincial stand-in and is actually – ahem – better. Alternatively, hang around long enough in Parque Serafín Sánchez and a DIY ice-cream man will tur…
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…
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…
Street in Sancti Spíritus

Boulevard

The city's revived shopping street, Calle Independencia Sur, is traffic-free and lined with statues, sculptures and myriad curiosity shops. Check out the opulent Colonia Española Building, once a whites-only gentlem…