Your eyes do not want to miss a second of the beautiful sights to see in Villa Clara from coral reefs and beaches to different amazing historical landmarks. Being one of the provinces of Cuba, Villa Clara, also referred to as Las Villas, is right in the central region of Cuba. As you rent a villa for holiday for an unforgettable stay, follow along below to find out more about what not to miss during your visit in Las Villas, Cuba.
1. Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado
This is a national monument, a memorial park, and also a museum. For all of your historical folks, this was created to commemorate the events of December 29, during the Battle of Santa Clara in 1958. It was made by a Cuban sculptor name José Delarra. Train replicas can be found here along with other different sculptures that tell the story of what happened back then.
2. Teatro La Caridad
This is one of Cuba’s great theatre masterpieces that should not be missed by the eyes. This is a majestic work of art that was done in the 19th century and is also an architecture that is the pride of the Cuban population today. This will be an opportunity to explore the Cuban culture and find out more about Cuban history.
3. Playa de Las Gaviotas
This is a beautiful Santa Claran beach, where you will be able to rest and see beautiful trees, birds, and different kinds of vegetation. You can take a walk along the forest that is located right along the beach and enjoy the peace and quiet that you’ve always dreamed of. This is a safe national park and the water here is shallow so that when it gets too warm, you can enjoy a little swim.
4. Che Guevara Mausoleum
This is a mausoleum built in memory of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution. It is a place where many troops passed away because of Guevara’s soldiers derailing a train. Guevera was a leader of a guerilla during the Cuban Revolution. The battle was chaotic and this mausoleum was built as a memory of it. The story of the battle is carefully told through tableaus that are found in the historic site. Pay close attention to them so that you can go home and tell your friends and family these stories from Cubas past.
5. Museo de Artes Decorativas
In this museum, you will be able to see the bright and decorative side of the Cuban culture. Visiting this museum will be particularly enjoyable when you want to get away from the Cuban city. It is a traditional Cuban house that is fully furnished and will give you a view of how rich Cubans used to live. Since you can’t invite yourself into a typical Cuban person’s home, you are welcome to visit this museum.
Visiting this museum will be more interesting if you bring a Cuban guide with you who will tell you stories of the Cuban countess who used to live in the museum. She collected many beautiful Cuban art and treasures.
6. Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis
If you want to hear beautiful music, visit this cathedral on a Sunday morning. It is a cathedral from the Colonial times with a beautiful interior that exemplifies Cuban church architecture and has excellent acoustics. Being the most religious building in the city, it is Neo-Gothic in style and has stained glass windows. A very impressive and magnificent piece of art that you will be able to see there is the statue of the Virgin Mary. There are also many picutres of saints that were beautifully made in detail, within the cathedral.
7. Topes de Collantes
Topes de Collantes is a site where you can enjoy the Cuban paradise in it’s most natural form. Located here is one of the most visited attractions in Cuba, which is a spa. It is a center for tourists for resting and made uniquely to lift off stress. Massages are also offered. The beautiful waterfall located there also adds to the peaceful and relaxing theme. The Hacienda Codina Plantation House is a wonderful ranch that contains medicinal mud baths where you can relax.
Still in the Topes de Collantes area, you can visit the Coffee Museum and the Cuban Art Museum, which are both contemporary museums that are interesting and cultivating.