Places of Interest in Villa Clara
One of the singular touches of Villa Clara is its proximity to the legendary city of San Juan de los Remedios, which was the eighth village founded by Spanish colonizers on the island in the sixteenth century.
The historic center of Remedios was declared a National Monument in 1980 and has its starting point in the José Martí square, also known as the Parish and Isabel II, surrounded by flamboyan trees. In the center of the city are preserved typical buildings past times, such as the house of the Royal Alferez and Las Arcadas. There are also two churches: the Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje and the Paroquial Mayor de San Juan Bautista.
The fame of the town is closely linked to a celebration that emerged in the nineteenth century and continues to this day: the traditional Parrandas Remedianas, which take place every December 24, which faces a fraternal challenge to the inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Carmen and San Salvador de Horta, in a contest where there are no losers.
The visitor has at his disposal the excursion Remedios: History, Culture and Architecture, which is a tour of the Historic Center with a specialized guide, entrance to the Parochial Major Church and visit to cultural institutions and country lunch.
The stay in Cayo Santa María also gives the opportunity of knowing Santa Clara city. It highlights the square and the monument to the guerrilla Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, the Train-Museum of the Battle of Santa Clara, the Vidal Park and several buildings of the surroundings like La Caridad Theater and the Historical Museum. A city of wide cultural activity, with emblematic sites, such as: the Cultural Center “El Mejunje”.