Tropicana Santiago Cabaret is a beautiful space that combines elements of culture, nature and architecture with blacksmithing, gable roof and stained glass in its lobby of great beauty, typical of the culture of Santiago. It offers a show of luxury under the stars composed by lights, colors, crystals, water, vegetation and music as well as the performance of dancers, singers and musicians.
Diego Velázquez House-Museum
Its construction dates from 1515. It is considered the oldest building in Cuba. In the sixteenth century it served as a contracting house and also for the establishment of a gold and silver foundry. The walls, the ceilings, some doors and the casting furnace are original. It is currently the headquarters of the Museum of Cuban Historical Environment and hoards the most complete collection of furniture in the country.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba is one of the oldest on the continent. It was rebuilt in 1922, hence its current image responds to the eclectic trends of the moment. It houses the Ecclesiastical Museum of the city.
House of the Trova
It is one of the symbols of the city of Santiago de Cuba, where bolero and son were born. Located in an old mansion on Calle Heredia, near Parque Céspedes, it is a place for mandatory attendance to old and new Trova Singers. Among its most illustrious visitors is the former Beatle, Paul McCartney, who spent a good part of his stay enjoying the charms of the place on a short trip made to Santiago de Cuba.
It is the first institution of this type opened in Cuba, in the year 1899. It treasures valuable samples of the pre-Columbian culture, national art and Cuban history, among these, a tailcoat that belonged to the Cuban National Hero, José Martí, and personal items of the Father of the Nation, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. Its creator and promoter was Mr. Emilio Bacardi.
Padre Pico street is, without question, one of the best known streets in the city. It constitutes a natural lookout par excellence and it is the only stepped street in Cuba. In addition, it sets the boundary between the high and low areas of Santiago de Cuba and reaches the neighborhood of Tivoli, main stage of the famous Santiago carnival.