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... started 200 years ago when a priest called for all the kids to bash pots and pans together in the streets and make as much noise as possible to gather more people for the Christmas church service, this then developed over the years into the 2 traditional sides of town splitting up and competing for the loudest and most impressive fireworks displays and floats. People from all over Cuba flock to the town filling all hotels and casa's for the 2 day party. The idea ...
... At the same time, Cienfuegos's column defeated an army garrison at the Battle of Yaguajay not far from town. On December 31, 1958, the combined forces of Guevara and Cienfuegos (along with other revolutionaries under William Alexander Morgan) attacked Santa Clara. The battle was chaotic, the defenders were demoralized, some fought, others surrendered without a shot. By ...
... are inside the rail cars. Back in the centre of town we visited a controversial church built in 1923. It had a white statue of Mother Mary that mysteriously disappeared in 1954 and was found in a ditch in the 1980s. It was returned to its position in the church in 1995, slightly weathered. Bad feelings die hard. Across town there was a museum called Museo Provincial Abel Santamaria. We went there because it advertised a room dedicated to Cuban women throughout ...
We suspected that we would run out of sights within walking distance in Santa Clara so we made plans to visit Remedios (accent on me pronounced meh) because it was a town that reportedly hadn't changed since the mid eighteen hundreds. Breakfast that morning in the casa particular was good as usual but it featured something extra that we didn't recognise. After some arm waving and pointing, our gracious Spanish host told us that they were empanadas with ...
... decision, taken by the mayor, was highly
criticized. The building, while not a gem of architecture, was not
entirely unpleasant to the eye and certainly an example of the older
colonial structure in the city. Resulting from this expropriation by the
City Council, a complaint was raised by religious figures and a total
of 77 850.00 pesos were paid in fines to the Church, a considerable sum
that would represent millions of pesos ...
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