The Guasch Palace or Museum of Natural History Tranquilino Sandalio de Noda, an exponent of eclectic architecture, began to be built in 1909 and was built by Guash himself, a multifaceted man, doctor, connoisseur for veterinary self-education, geology, natural sciences, architecture and polyglot as he spoke seven languages, fancier and writer. This is today a proud work of the present generations. Read more…
The ancient theatre José Jacinto Milanés, of late neoclassical style, began its construction in 1845, being named, Lope de Vega. In its scenarios acted numerous companies of international prestige throughout its history. In 1967 the greatest repair of its history is realized; after eight years of painstaking work, reopened on October 3, 1975. His stage-room - where the film La Bella del Alhambra was filmed - has as its special feature its exceptional acoustics, the suggestive wood and metal decorations and the Magnificent arrangement of his lower level in a single block. Later, it is restored again, resuming services since December 27, 2006. It also has a Sevillian style yard with a simple stage for La Piscuala café-concert.
At the foot of the Cordillera de Guaniguanico and to the east of the Sierra de los Órganos is the peaceful village: San Diego de los Baños, famous since the 18th century for the beneficial properties of its waters. On the south road you will arrive to La Güira Park, suitable for bird watching, where 61 species have been recorded, among them the Cartacuba, Tocororo and Zorzal.
In this peaceful symbiosis with nature, the Hacienda Cortina or La Guira Park as one of the most exotic and lavish our countries rises. Its former owner, lawyer Jose Manuel Cortina, built the estate with spacious gardens, bronze lanterns that illuminate small squares surrounded by benches, cups, sculptures, fountains and roundabouts, surrounded by trees that mark the route to his house built in 1924. He built Japanese (1920) and Chinese (1940) houses. The houses are an important collection of objects and works of art that became the national exponent of Asian civilization.
He erected in the open spaces, carrara marble and bronze sculptures reminiscent of nymphs and goddesses of greek legends. The representations of medieval constructions such as the impressive cover of the farm and its great biodiversity make the visitor live in a world of fiction.