Holguin City

Holguin City, Cuba

While walking through the streets of  beautiful Holguin, you need to stop, because you will have plenty of motives to enjoy history and culture. If you are one of those who appreciate the history of a town based on its so living walls monuments, get to the offers found in the very centre of ourthe city. During the day you will have a lot of history, but the night can be even more interesting and dynamic if you use your time to explore the options of nightclubs, cultural and recreational centres.

Cultural Centres  

Calixto García Park

Life centre in Holguin. In the surrounding area, the main shopping centres were founded. At the very
beginning it had military purposes, as parade ground of the Spanish garrison..

Hill of the Cross-Loma de la Cruz  

It is the city viewpoint. Formerly called Cerro del Bayado. In May 3rd, 1790 its name was changed when fray Antonio de Alegría placed a big cross at the top of this hill to frighten away  demons and begin a catholic pilgrimage, the cross pilgrimage. You reach its summit through a long 458 step-staircase, built between 1927 and 1950.

Provincial Museum of History ”La Periquera  ”

In chronological order and through five rooms, it shows the main moments during this territory history. Francisco Roldán´s old dwelling, abandoned by its owner who migrated to Gibara. It owes its name to the parakeet-like color of the Spanish troops uniforms who were quartered in the building when the mambises-  Cuban rebels in 1868 uprising- besieged Holguín.

Address: Frexes street No. 198, / Maceo and Libertad, Holguín.
Phone. (+53) 24463395.
Hours of opening.  Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm.   Sundays: 8:00am-2:00pm.

Provincial Museum of Natural History Carlos de la Torre Huerta 

It has one of the most important collections of ornithology and malacology in the country and the Antilles. It is the city most representative building of eclecticism.
Address: Maceo Street. No. 129 / Martí and Luz Caballero.
Phone: (+53) 24423935.
Hours of opening: Tuesday to Sundays: 9:00am – 12:00pm ——— 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Provincial Centre of  Plastics Arts

Five exhibition halls with monthly samples.
Small gallery: works by national artists.
Electa Arenal gallery: Ibero-American Art.
Alternative gallery and Great gallery: Various activities.
Address: Martí street, corner Maceo. Holguín.
Phone. (+53) 24422392
Hours of opening: Tuesdays: 1:00pm – 5:00pm  /  Wednesdays to Sundays: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Calixto García’s Birthplace Museum

The life of Major General Calixto García can be seen here through manuscripts, personal articles, weapons of the time, memories jealously preserved in each of the rooms of the Garcia-Iñiguez family former home.
Address: Miró street.No.147./ Frexes and Martí.Holguín.
Hours of opening: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm   /   Domingo: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Phone. (+53) 24425610

Main Theater Eddy Suñol

Home of the lyrical theatre of Holguin, Rodrigo Prat. Located in the centre of the Ciudad de los Parques, it has three halls, the main one with 836 capacities, the alternative one Alberto Dávalos with 205 and the Ismaelillo hall with 350. The productions, concerts, galas and shows are produced in the schedules of 9 pm of Tuesdays to Saturdays, and Sundays at 10 am and 5 pm.
Address: Martí street/ Libertad and Maceo, Holguín.
Hours of opening: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm   /   Domingo: 9:00pm
•    According to scheduling on the publicity board.

Cathedral of San Isidoro

Construction of the eighteenth century that houses the highest ecclesiastical institution in Holguin, consecrated as Cathedral in 1979.
Phone. (+53) 24422107

San José Church  

It is one of the most peaceful parks in the city, this church is one of its most significant architectural monuments. Its construction finished in 1815, but continuous works have taken it to the sturdiest appearance of neoclassical style.
Phone. (+53) 24423155

Centro Cultural Plaza de la Marqueta

The Plaza de La Marqueta is a distinguished place, a cultural, commercial and historical space that is located in the historical centre of Holguin city. It was inaugurated in 1848 and  currently it is one of the cultural attractions of the city of  Parks. In the corridors there is an old printing house, bazaars for the exhibition and sale of works by artisans, plastic artists and writers, an engraving workshop and an art gallery. In the nineteenth century the site was Plaza O’Donell. In the 20th century, the market was built and, later, ceramic ovens and workshops were installed there until the year 2000.


Bar Karaoke Las 9 Musas.

Address: Prado street, corner Libertad. Holguín.
Hour of  opening: 5:00pm – 3:00am
Room: 35 people.

Salón 1720 Terrace

Nights bellow the stars, lights sets, entertainment and the best of the local artistic talent.
Address: Frexes Street, corner Miró. Holguín.
Hour of opening: 9:30pm – 2:00am
Cover: From Wednesday to Monday: 1,00cuc
Tel. (+53) 24 468150
Room: 100 people.

Discoteca Pico Cristal

Dance Hall
Address: Pico Cristal building, Libertad Street, corner Martí, Holguín.
Hour of opening: 10:00pm – 4:00am
Cover: From Tuesday to Sunday: 2,00cuc
Room: 80 people.

Cabaret Nocturno  

Just 5 minutes from the city, surrounded by trees and bellow the stars, you can enjoy a show where music, dance and joy are combined
Address: Central road Km 21/5. Ciudad jardín, Holguín.
Hour of opening : 10:00pm – 3:00am
Cover: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 3,00cuc   /    Saturday: 5,00cuc
Phone. (+53) 24429345
Room: 400 people.

Bar Plaza

Bar and Tapas
Address: Mártires Street. / Luz Caballero and Marta, Holguín.
Hour of opening: 2:00pm – 2:00am
Room: 48 people (Hall) + 20 people (Reserved)

Sala de juegos La Bolera

Cafeteria service and Games Hall.
Address: Havana Street.Corner Libertad, Holguín.
Hour of opening: 10:00am – 10:00pm

House of Music (Salón Santa Palabra)

Cultural complex with presentation of artists, piano bar and coffee bar.
Address: Frexes Street.Corner Libertad,Holguín.
Hour of opening: Morning: 3:00pm – 7:00pm   /    Night: 10:00pm – 4:00am

Pernik Hotel Terrace

Dance hall.
Address:  Hotel Pernik. Ave. Jorge Dimitrov y Plaza de la Revolución. Holguín.
Hour of opening: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00m – 4:00am
Phone. (+53) 24481012

Sala de Fiestas El Pétalo

Parties hall.
Address: Hotel El Bosque. Ave. Jorge Dimitrov, Holguín.
Hour of opening: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00m – 4:00am
Phone. (+53) 24480354

Cultural centre Bariay Cabaret Nocturno Bariay

Place to have fun with a pleasant runway, dancers, soloists and orchestra presentations and with the good Cuban humour.
Address: Club Bariay, Holguín.
Hour of opening 9:00pm – 2:00am.
Phone: (+53) 24423858.

Casa de la Trova EL GUAYABERO

At the very centre of the Parks City, a place and moment for the Cuban traditional music.
Address: Maceo Street / Frexes and Martí. Holguín.
Hour of opening: Tuesday to Sunday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm  /  9:00pm – 2:00am
Phone. (+53) 24453104