Hotel Rex

Av. Victoriano Garzón 10, Santiago de Cuba, 90100, Cuba | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba: The Hero City

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... from the M-26-7’s attack still litter the facade of the building as a reminder.

As the theme of the day seemed to be national heroes, we continued to the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to witness the changing of the guards at the mausoleum of José Martí. Martí, the poet and 19th-century Cuban revolutionary, is probably locked in a dead heat with Che Guevara for the title of the most well-respected figure in Cuba. To ...

The War for Independence in Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

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... escaped the plantations beginning in 1789 and went to the Tivoli area of Santiago. It is the best example of a Caribbean city and has the best music in Cuba. "Son" is the national rhythm. Slavery was not abolished in Cuba until 1886 because the powerful plantation owners refused to give up their labor supply.

After we left the hotel we went to San Juan Hill, which is more of a knoll. This where Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough ...

Landed in Cuba!

A travel blog entry by mblosser

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... me a lil worried. After about 45 min I heard a "Michael" being yelled by a taxi driver and saw my friend running in my direction. Phew! We headed into the city to the casa particulares (B&B) that he had reserved for us the night before. First impression of the city: it was very dirty, 1950's cars and motorbikes going every which way and camions (trucks) full of people spewing diesel exhaust everywhere. You also could tell that the buildings ...

Santiago de Cuba - The Melting Pot

A travel blog entry by iluv2xplore

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... enough, I have always LIKED these fruits but never LOVED them until my visit to Cuba. I wonder if the amazingly flavorful fruit has anything to do with the organic farming methods used in Cuba and/or the fact that fruit is not picked before it is ripe (which occurs more often than not in the US). In any event, the San Felipe mango, native to Cuba will always have a special place in my heart… I think I ate at least 2 per day ...

Met professional dancers at Casa de la Trova

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... The history room has a panorama of the city from its foundation until the contemporary period. Also are belongings and objects of Jose Marti, and of other patriots and personalities. The art room presents works of different stages of the cultures of Santiagoan, Cuban and European.

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