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There are many reasons to visit Santa Clara: first is museum of "Decorative Arts" offer impressive collection of Colonial decorative art and furnitures. Second is new Art Gallery, located at the corner of Parque Vidal, offers modrn Cuban art.

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"Decorative Arts" museum found in colonial mansions, located in the ancestral home of the Carta family, one of the most attractive building facing Leoncio Vidal Park.

The exposition include furniture collections of 18th and the 19th centuries, with items influenced by the neoclassical, rococo and imperial Cuban styles.

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The dining room has an extraordinary collection of china and " linaiero", a piece of furniture containing a filter through which drinking water was passed into an earthenware jar. Tinajeros were used in all Cuban colonial homes and may still be found, preserved as a family heirloom, in many modern dwellings.



Guevara used American made bulldogger to stop the train. Today part of museum the exposition.
The soldiers on the train surrendered quickly and the fighting for the train was soon over.
There is a museum inside the wagons, shows weapons carried on train.


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Santa Clara Cuba

Cubas best dressed city, put its most glamorous fashion fair Exuberarte. Capital of Villa Clara located in central Cuba 3 hours from Havana through the National Highway.

City of Santa Clara was founded in 1689 from the village Cubanacan, of ancient Indian.
Santa Clara is a pleasant university city in the center of Cuban island.

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Santa Clara Park Vidal

The City has mostly Colonial style architecture with narrow streets. Despite poor illumination during the night, the city is safe to walk around at night, remarkably warm and friendly people.


memorial John Paul II in city of Santa Clara

Impressive memorial of John Paul II statue, commemorating Pope John Paul II historic trip to Cuba in 1998. The statue came from Rome as a gift from the Vatican, and was placed at the site of John Paul's first Mass during his visit.  Pope Monument

Since 1998, Santa Clara has drawn the interest of foreign visitors as the venue of two. The burial of the remains of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Pope John Paul II's visit the city in January 1998.

Hotel America is the best hotel in Santa Clara, located in the city center offers comfortable and relax lodging. Address: Calle Mujica Colon y Maceo at Vidal park.

The hotel's architecture recreates the rustic, round thatched-roof huts, caneyes, that Christopher Columbus and other chroniclers of the conquest described in their diaries as the dwellings of Cuban natives.
At the evening you can enjoy the fashion show. The hotel bar is open late at the swimming pool. Hotel Facilities: 91 air-conditioned cabanas, with private bath, satellite. Restaurant, safety deposit box, currency exchange, hairdresser and swimming pool.

If you in Santa Clara you must visit Cayo Santa Maria located 118 km at north cost.

Ernesto Che Guevara

Monument of Che at the Plaza de la Revolucion Ernesto Guevara, with a huge bronze statue of Che Guevara. Enter from National Highway in distance just 1 km.
The remains of Che and his comrades who fell in Bolivia have been interred at this site the mausoleum is open to the public.
Under the monument is a museum, "Museo Historico de la Revolucion" with good displays about Che's life and role in the revolution. Each year museum has about
170 000 visitors a year.

Also very interesting place is site of the last battle of the Cuban revolution. Batista was on the point of sending an armored train with military supplies and soldiers to Santiago de Cuba to counter attack of revolutionaries.
The capture of the train was the decisive factor in the triumph of the revolution. Train is now a major tourist attraction you can visit.

Decorative Arts Museum in Santa Clara
Entertainment in Santa Clara
Cultural center " El Bosque" Disco and Cabaret opens Wednesday-Sunday from 9 pm. Patio Bar disco music open 24 hours, Caretera Central y Ave Sandino.
Most popular roof discotheque is in hotel "Santa Clara Libre" Tuesday - Sunday 10 pm
There are also numbers of restaurants and bars around the park, Fast food bar 30 m from the Theatre at the corner bar has live Cuban Salsa, at night.

Itís wonderful to visit Santa Clara, city offer visitors pleasant relaxing atmosphere.




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