Holguin City, Cuba

While walking through the streets of our beautiful Holguin, you will make necessary pauses, motivated by a lot of history and culture. If you are one of those who appreciate to know a town based on its so living walls monuments, you better get to the offers found in the very center of our city. During the day you will have a lot of history, but the night can be even more interesting and dynamic if you use your time to explore the options of our nightclubs, cultural and recreational centers.

Cultural y Recreational Centers

Cultural Centers  

Calixto García Park

Life center in Holguin. In the surrounding area, the main shopping centers were founded. At the very
beginning it had military purposes, as parade ground of the Spanish garrison.

Hill of the Cross-Loma de la Cruz  

It is the city viewpoint. Formerly called Cerro del Bayado. In May 3rd, 1790 its name was changed when fray Antonio de Alegría placed a big cross at the top of this hill to frighten away  demons and begin a catholic pilgrimage, the cross pilgrimage. You reach its summit through a long 458 step-staircase, built between 1927 and 1950.

Provincial Museum of History ''La Periquera  ''

In chronological order and through five rooms, it shows the main moments during this territory history. Francisco Roldán´s old dwelling, abandoned by its owner who migrated to Gibara. It owes its name to the parakeet-like color of the Spanish troops uniforms who were quartered in the building when the mambises-  Cuban rebels in 1868 uprising- besieged Holguín.

Address: Frexes street No. 198, / Maceo and Libertad, Holguín.
Phone. (+53) 24463395.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm.   Sundays: 8:00am-2:00pm.

Provincial Museum of Natural History Carlos de la Torre Huerta 

It has one of the most important collections of ornithology and malacology in the country and the Antilles. It is the city most representative building of eclecticism.
Address: Maceo Street. No. 129 / Martí and Luz Caballero.
Phone: (+53) 24423935.
Open: Tuesday to Sundays: 9:00am – 12:00pm --------- 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Provincial Center of  Plastics Arts

Five exhibition halls with monthly samples.
Small gallery: works by national artists.
Electa Arenal gallery: Ibero-American Art.
Alternative gallery and Great gallery: Various activities.
Address: Martí street, corner Maceo. Holguín.
Phone. (+53) 24422392
Open: Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm  /  Wednesdays to Sundays: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Calixto García's Birthplace Museum

The life of Major General Calixto García can be seen here through manuscripts, personal articles, weapons of the time, memories jealously preserved in each of the rooms of the Garcia-Iñiguez family former home.
Address: Miró street.No.147./ Frexes and Martí.Holguín.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm   /   Domingo: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Phone. (+53) 24425610

Main Theater Eddy Suñol

Home of the lyrical theater of Holguin, Rodrigo Prats. Located in the center of the Ciudad de los Parques, it has three halls, the main one with 836 capacities, the alternative one Alberto Dávalos with 205 and the Ismaelillo hall with 350. The productions, concerts, galas and shows are produced in the schedules of 9 pm of Tuesdays to Saturdays, and Sundays at 10 am and 5 pm.
Address: Martí street/ Libertad and Maceo.Holguín.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm   /   Domingo: 9:00pm
•    According to schedulling on publicity board.

Cathedral of San Isidoro

Construction of the eighteenth century that houses the highest ecclesiastical institution in Holguin, consecrated as Cathedral in 1979.
Phone. (+53) 24422107

San José Church  

It is one of the most peaceful parks in the city, this church is one of its most significants architectural monuments. Its construction finished in 1815, but continuous works have taken it to the sturdiest appearance of neoclassical style.
Phone. (+53) 24423155

Cultural Center Plaza de la Marqueta

The Plaza de La Marqueta is a distinguished place, a cultural, commercial and historical space that is located in the historical center of Holguin city. It was inaugurated in 1848 and  currently it is one of the cultural attractions of the city of  Parks. In the corridors there is an old printing house, bazaars for the exhibition and sale of works by artisans, plastic artists and writers, an engraving workshop and an art gallery. In the nineteenth century the site was Plaza O'Donell. In the 20th century, the market was built and, later, ceramic ovens and workshops were installed there until the year 2000.

Gibara, the White Village of the Crabs, Holguin:

Taking into account the urban and landscape values of the group of important buildings with high patrimonial value that it treasures, the National Commission of Monuments declared in 2004 the historical center of Gibara a National Monument.

Gibara Art Museum - Colonial Museum

It has a valuable collection of books of sessions of the Spanish courts and exposes the customs of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the presence of decorative arts reflecting an era (furniture, decorative pieces of glass, slab and porcelain, lamps etc.) and artistic values of the building from the architectural point of view of the neoclassical style.
Address: Independencia # 19 between Luz Caballero and J. Peralta. History Museum (upper floor), Gibara. Holguin.

Museum of Natural History Joaquin Fernández de la Vara

The Museum has several rooms: Ornithology, reptiles (sea turtles), mammals, mollusks or snails, sample of seeds and woods of the town, mini botanical garden, geology and the sea floor. In the museum you can find the skeleton of a whale captured in the bay by a group of fishermen that is considered the best assembly of Cuba.
Address: Luz Caballero No.23 e/ Independencia and Sartorio.Gibara. Holguin.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12.00m and from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Sundays from 9:00 am. to 12 m. Monday from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Los Caneyes Viewpoint

Located on the Loma de La Vigía where there has always been a cross.It constitutes a balcony of the city. The viewpoint joined to the remains of part of the city defensive system has a height of 23 meters above sea level, delimiting the Historical Center from the rest of the city itself. The images observed from there are of high landscape value,some kind of elevations,sea and old city mixture.

Recreational Centers

Bar Karaoke Las 9 Musas.

Address: Prado street, corner Libertad. Holguín.
Open: 5:00pm – 3:00am
Room: 35 people.

Salón 1720 Terrace

Nights bellow the stars, lights sets, entertainment and the best of the local artistic talent.
Address: Frexes Street, corner Miró. Holguín.
Open: 9:30pm – 2:00am
Cover: From Wednesday to Monday: 1,00cuc
Telf. (+53) 24 468150
Room: 100 people.

Cabaret  Nocturno

Just 5 minutes from the city, surrounded by trees and bellow the stars, you can enjoy a show where music, dance and joy are combined
Address: Central road Km 21/5. Ciudad jardín, Holguín.
Open: 10:00pm – 3:00am
Cover: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 3,00cuc   /    Saturday: 5,00cuc
Phone. (+53) 24429345
Room: 400 people.

Bar Plaza

Bar and Tapas
Address: Mártires Street. / Luz Caballero and Martí, Holguín.
Open: 2:00pm – 2:00am
Room: 48 people (Hall) + 20 people (Reserved)

Game Room''La Bolera''

Cafeteria service and Games Hall.
Address:Habana Street.Corner Libertad, Holguín.
Open: 10:00am – 10:00pm

House of Music (Salón Santa Palabra)

Cultural complex with presentation of artists, piano bar and coffee bar.
Address: Frexes Street.Corner Libertad,Holguín.
Open: Morning: 3:00pm – 7:00pm   /    Night: 10:00pm – 4:00am

Pernik Hotel Terrace

Dance hall.
Address:  Hotel Pernik.Ave. Jorge Dimitrov y Plaza de la Revolución. Holguín.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00m - 4:00am
Phone. (+53) 24481012

Party Room''El Pétalo''

Parties hall.
Address: Hotel El Bosque. Ave. Jorge Dimitrov, Holguín.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00m - 4:00am
Phone. (+53) 24480354

Cultural center Bariay Cabaret

Place to have fun with a pleasant runway, dancers, soloists and orchestra presentations and with the good Cuban humor.
Address: Club Bariay, Holguín.
Open: 9:00pm – 2:00am.
Phone: (+53) 24423858.

Leisure Club

It is the ideal space to share in family.Very close to the central park. Large air-conditioned room with electronic and board games for children and adults; billiards, drinks, cocktails, ice cream, snack menu.
Address: Luz Caballero Street # 11 /Independencia and Donato Marmol. Gibara. Holguín.
Telephone: (+53) 24 84 40 61