Melaíto Murals

Landmark in Santa Clara

Heading west on Carretera Central (the extension of Marta Abreu), you'll reach a series of comic book–style murals, the work of a local graphic artists' collective called Melaíto, which produces a monthly supplement to the local Vanguardia newspaper. The cartoons change regularly. At last visit the theme was decidedly anti-war, depicting soldiers with doves in their rifles and taking a satirical glance at Cuba’s fragile relationship with the US.

Easily incorporated into a walk to the Che monument, the pictures are just before the intermunicipal bus station.