Cienfuegos has a well preserved colonial heart, which can easily be explored in a short space of time. The focus of this tour will be on the city’s main square Parque Marti, which is surrounded by the impressive Palacio del Ayuntamiento, the elegant Italian style Teatro Tomas Terry and the neoclassical cathedral. This part of the city was recently declared a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and is flanked by the busy Paseo del Prado, which has some colonial buildings and a statue of the famous musician Benny More, known as the ‘Master of Rhythm’.
There will also be time for a drive up to the picturesque district of Punta Gorda, the old aristocratic quarter of the city, which has a good view back across the bay to the city. The Palacio de Valle is next to Punta Gorda and is a quirky neo-Moorish, Gothic and Venetian style palace which can be visited.