Travel to Cienfuegos


Cienfuegos is a port city, capital of the province of Cienfuegos and municipality of Cuba. It is 228 km south-east of Havana.


Golf was discovered in 1494 by Christopher Columbus. During this time, the Jagua Indians resided there. The Spaniards built a fortress in the bay there in 1745 as a defense against pirates. Cienfuegos was created by French immigrants from Bordeaux under the leadership of General Louis de Clouet. Previously, the city was named after Colonia Fernandina de Jagua. She would later be named Cienfuegos which is the name of the then Governor General of Cuba, José Cienfuegos. This name was given to the city on the tenth anniversary of the governor's founding.


Many cultural events are organized every year in the city of Cienfuegos. There is the Benny Moré International Music Festival which takes place in September. It is a very important date in Cuban culture. There is also the Cienfuegos Carnival which is a very popular cultural day in the island and the region.

The unavoidable

José Marti Park

Its name comes from the great Cuban independence activist José Marti. It is a colonial square that is located in the center of Cienfuegos. This is a real gem of colonial architecture not to be missed.

The Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la purisima Concepción

It is located at the northeast corner of José Marti Square. It was built in the second half of the 18th century and is characterized by its neoclassical style. Its French stained glass windows have made it a popular building.

Tomàs Terry Theater

It is a magnificent colonial building located at Parque José Marti, in the heart of the city. You can visit the interior, whose design is inspired by Italian theaters.   

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Cienfuegos is a destination to relax, practice a bit of scuba diving, go hiking in the mountains, or participate in one of the popular activities, the observation of birds like the Cuban Tody, the Florida cormorant or the flamingos. Cienfuegos is a colonial city registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cienfuegos airport is Jaime Gonzalez Airport (CFG).
The hotel choices are rather limited in Cienfuegos, however, note the Melia San Carlos, Memories Trinidad del Mar, Club Amigo Ancon and Hotel Palacio Baron & Balbin.
Cienfuegos, city and capital of the province of the same name, is located 228 km south-east of Havana, in the bay of Jagua on the Caribbean Sea.
The beaches of Cienfuegos bathed by the Caribbean Sea are small, and the most famous is Rancho Luna Beach, protected by a coral reef.
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