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Arts & Culture

Las Tunas is famous for the more than 100 fanciful sculptures which grace the city streets, ranging from a monument celebrating national literacy to statues of various Cuban heroes like José Martí and Vicente García. Be sure to stop by Martí Square to see the gold-encrusted sundial. If you’re in the province in July, you can take in Cuba’s biggest campesino music festival at the Motel El Cornito.

Architecture

Martí Square

This distinctive square in the city of Las Tunas was designed by architect Domingo Alas Rosell and features an eye-catching sundial encrusted in gold. Shadows from the sundial mark significant dates in José Martí’s history, culminating with a sunbeam that lights up the bronze statue’s face at 2:30 p.m. on May 19, commemorating the moment Martí died in battle at Dos Ríos.

La Loma Fortress

Visit this fortress, strategically located on top of a hill, for a great view of Puerto Padre.

Plaza de la Revolución

See the imposing sculpture of war hero Vicente García, which stands tall in this huge plaza.


Galleries

Galeria Taller Escultura

Visit this gallery to see work by talented local artists.


Museums

Museo Provincial General Vincente García

This museum was built on the site of the first Las Tunas settlement. Its exhibits feature art, natural sciences and provincial history.

Memorial a los Mártires de Barbados

Learn about the victims of the tragic Cubana Flight 455, which was destroyed by terrorists in 1976. This museum is situated in the former home of Olympic fencer Carlos Leyva Gonzalez, who was aboard the ill-fated flight along with the rest of the Cuban fencing team.


Theatres

La Pérgola

Catch a magic show, a stand-up comedian or a theatrical production at this multi-purpose theatre in the city of Las Tunas.

Teatro Tunas

Head to this Las Tunas city venue to watch a movie, see a play or take in a ballet performance.