Cienfuegos, Cuba


Cienfuegos, a city named after José Cienfuegos, Captain General of Cuba from 1816-1819  is a city located on Cuba’s south coast.  We stopped here en route to Trinidad to break up the long journey from Viñales. Cienfuegos is an industrial town but the historic centre boasts a number of notable buildings and monuments such as José Marti Park, Cienfuegos Cathedral and Tomás Terry Theatre.  Outside the town centre, you can take a walk out to the Punta Gorda. This is a flat boulevard that leads out to the water and is ideal for watching the sunset. We spent the afternoon strolling through the old colonial streets but we were happy to be just spending a single night here. 

Highlights (Limited):

  • Walk to the Plaza Mayor and appreciate the impressive buildings
  • Catch the sunset at the Punta Gorda

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