Must see attractions in Villa Clara Province

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    Parque Vidal

    A veritable alfresco theater named for Colonel Leoncio Vidal y Caro, who was killed here on March 23, 1896, Parque Vidal was encircled by twin sidewalks…

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    Melaíto Murals

    Santa Clara is peppered with comic book–style murals, the work of a local graphic artists' collective called Melaíto, which produces a monthly supplement…

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    Museo Provincial Abel Santamaría

    Not actually a memorial to Señor Santamaría (Fidel's right-hand man at Moncada), but rather a small provincial museum quartered in former military…

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    Museo de las Parrandas Remedianas

    Visiting this museum two blocks off Parque Martí is no substitute for the real-life revelry of Remedios' firework-driven Las Parrandas, but what the hell?…

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    Teatro la Caridad

    Many are deceived by the relatively austere neoclassical facade, but toss CUC$1 to whoever is manning the door and you'll serendipitously discover why the…

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    Museo de Artes Decorativas

    Something of a sleeping beauty on Parque Vidal, this 18th-century mansion turned museum is packed with period furniture from a whole gamut of styles that…

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    Refugio de Fauna Cayo Santa María

    You can forge your own way into what's left of Cayo Santa María's natural habitat in this fauna refuge. A small booth (sometimes unmanned) with various…

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    San Pascual

    One of the area's oldest and oddest curiosities is this San Diego tanker, built in 1920 and wrecked in 1933 on the far side of Cayo Francés, just west of…

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    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

    The city's oldest church is five blocks north of Parque Vidal. It was built in 1748, with a tower added in 1846. During the War of Independence it stood…

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    Playa Las Gaviotas

    One of the few beaches left on Cayo Santa María not connected to a resort, Playa Las Gaviotas is located inside a nature reserve at the far east of the…

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    Crab Statue

    The entrance to Caibarién is guarded by a giant crustacean, the town's symbol, designed by Florencio Gelabert Pérez and erected in 1983.

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    Estatua Che y Niño

    Far more intimate and intricate a monument than its big brother on the other side of town, this statue in front of the Oficina de la Provincia (PCC) four…

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    Loma del Capiro

    Two blocks east of the Estatua Che y niño, a road to the right leads to Santa Clara's best lookout, the distinctive Loma del Capiro. The crest is marked…