Cienfuegos, Cuba – the Valuable Pearl of South

Cienfuegos as a city is known as the capital of Cienfuegos province that is located for approximately 250 km or 160 miles away from Havana. This city is often called as the Pearl of the South or La Perla de Sur. The name of Cienfuegos literally means “Hundreds of fires”. The city currently inhabited by approximately 150,000 people.

Palacio del Valle

Palacio del Valle – Cienfuegos, Cuba
Photo by Joda Stephen

A long time ago, this city of Cienfuegos is known as the city of settlers from Boudreaux and also Louisiana those led by someone called Don Louis de Clouet. The settlement then became a city and named Cienfuegos which was the name of a captain general during that time. In order to visit this city, visitors must pay attention to the time they will visit it. The best time to come to the city is from January to April because the weather is nicer and friendlier for the visitors because the least rain to fall. Coming to the city can be done by several ways such as riding buses, trains or maybe boats.

Catedral de la Purisma Concepcion

Catedral de la Purisma Concepcion – Cienfuegos, Cuba
Photo by Travel Aficionado

Cienfuegos is a city with a long history to be told to the visitors. The old buildings are the silent witnesses for the entire history of the city. There are a lot of historical sites those are known to have historical value such as an old fortress named Castillo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Jagua. You can also visit the Cathedral de la Purisma Concepcion and a lot others. The historical center of this city is claimed to be World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Cienfuegos Government Palace

Government Palace, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Photo by Iker Merodio

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