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This is the place to satisfy your curiosity about Che Guevara. Explore Santa Clara’s oldest church or cheer on the local baseball team at a stadium that seats 20,000.

Architecture

Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara

Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara

Visit the mausoleum containing the remains of famous revolutionary and the other guerillas that were killed during the Bolivian revolution attempt. The site also hosts a monument and museum dedicated to Che Guevara’s life.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

This church located north of Parque Vidal was erected in 1748, with its distinctive tower added in 1846. The sizeable monument out front commemorates Santa Clara’s creation in 1689.


Dance

Sacromonte Company

Sacromonte Company

Spanish dance company formed by virtuous young dancers.


Galleries

La Casa de la Ciudad

La Casa de la Ciudad

Mingle with young artists at this multi-purpose arts building. It hosts regular art exhibitions and a permanent film museum.

Galería Martí, del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales

Galería Martí, del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales

The Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales Gallery is a cultural centre promoting and selling art and handicrafts by Villa Clara notable contemporary artists.

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Galería de la Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba

Galería de la Unión Nacional

Promoting the works by artists salient in painting, drawing, ceramics, design, sculpture, art reproduction, environmental design, architecture and critique.

Galería Encuentros de la Casa de la Ciudad

Galería Encuentros de la Casa de la Ciudad

Permanent contemporary art exhibition space basically comprising donations of works by Villa Clara artists, showing the local talent.


Museums

Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara

Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara

This bronze statue of Che Guevara was unveiled in 1987, 20 years after he was killed in Bolivia. This site also houses the mausoleum containing his remains, and a museum dedicated to his life and achievements.

Museo de las Parrandas Remedianas

Museo de las Parrandas Remedianas

Dedicated to the parrandas, popular fiestas deeply rooted in this Villa Clara’s town, as well as in other neighboring municipalities. It houses maquettes, costumes, lanterns and other items used in these activities, as well as photos, musical instruments, etcetera.

Museo de Música Alejandro García Caturla

Museo de Música Alejandro García Caturla

Discover mementos from the famous Cuban composer García Caturla’s life at this commemorative museum in Remedios.

Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado

Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado

Explore this distinctive boxcar museum in Santa Clara. It documents the day in December, 1958 when Che Guevara and 18 revolutionaries derailed an armoured train, with the resulting surrender of its passenger troops.


Sports

Estadio Augusto César Sandino

Estadio Augusto César Sandino

Cheer on the Villa Clara’s team --known as the Naranjas (Oranges), because of their uniform color-- at this baseball stadium that seats 20,000.


Theatres

Parque Vidal

Parque Vidal

Enjoy a performance by the municipal orchestra, which has played here twice a week since 1902. This bustling Santa Clara park was named after Colonel Leoncio Vidal y Caro, who was killed here in 1896.

Teatro La Caridad

Teatro La Caridad

This iconic theatre has hosted world-renowned performers including the legendary Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso.

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