Gran Hotel Escuela

Address: Enramadas on the corner of San Felix, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Enramadas on the corner of San Felix, Santiago de Cuba.
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      A travel blog entry by beverlyndavid on Jan 18, 2015

      1 comment, 20 photos

      ... and not try to sell them!
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      ... the last towns before we have the Autopista for the very last part of the journey. Couple of wrong turns in this town with locals shouting at the car left us a bit frazzled.

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      A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan on Feb 02, 2014

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      ... It was very interesting and a lot of fun. Then we went to a private performance of the Ballet Folklorico de Oriente, a professional dance troupe. It was excellent. While we were in the theatre, we had a rainstorm. The we went to the Conga Los Hoyas, a children's dance troupe organized 21 years ago by a former dancer to involve the local children in dance. They were wonderful and had excellent choreography and costumes. The youngest was 2 and ...

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      A travel blog entry by iluv2xplore on Apr 25, 2013

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      ... pasta, meat, poultry, bread, rice and grain, juice, and dessert stations – to name a few. Typically, I am not a huge fan of buffets, but I can honestly say the food was INCREDIBLE!

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      You can see Haiti and Jamaica on a clear day!

      A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Jan 11, 2013

      2 comments, 1 photo

      ... in the hills and in the village of Cobre. Copper is mined here and according to legend, in 1606, three slaves who worked in the copper mines were saved whilst in a boat fishing in the nearby bay by a statue of a black Virgin Mary. The cathedral is beautiful, and the statue is placed above the sanctuary of the church.
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