Santiago de Cuba Travel Agency was founded in 1515 by
Governor Diego Velázquez. The King of Spain made it the capital of the
island in 1522, and it remained the capital until 1553.
This is the Cuban city with the greatest Caribbean flavor,
and it hosts many popular festivities. It is also distinguished by having
been the scene of important events in Cuba's history and by being the
place where the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity of
El Cobre), Cuba's patron saint, is venerated with the most fervor.
Santiago de Cuba has the infrastructure needed for conference
and congress tourism. The adjacent mountains and sea are ideal for ecotourism
and adventures, water sports, cruise ship tourism and health tourism.
When visiting Santiago de Cuba, be sure to stroll through
its streets, to see the friendship and contagious enthusiasm of the people
who live here. Either of its two main arteries, Enramada and Aguilera
Streets, will take you from the Plaza de Marte (parade ground) to Céspedes
Park, the heart of the city.
Magical Santiago de Cuba was the birthplace of the bolero,
the conga and the son. Several cultures blended in this city to give it
a distinctive culture of its own. Racial mixing Spanish, black and French-is
more clearly seen here than in the rest of the country. The city has around
15 museums and many other places related to folkloreSantiago de Cuba Travel Agency.