Santa Clara Cuba
Santa Clara is the capital of the central Cuban province of Villa Clara. It’s chiefly known for its revolutionary landmarks. In the city’s west, the Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. It’s crowned by a massive bronze statue of the revolutionary leader. The adjacent Museo Histórico de la Revolución has artifacts and personal effects documenting Guevara’s life. Che y Niño is a statue of Che Guevara holding a small child. Central Parque Vidal is home to El Niño de la Bota, a statue of a child holding a boot, which is a symbol of the city. The municipal orchestra performs regularly in the park’s bandstand. Museo de Artes Decorativas shows decorative objects from 18th- and 19th-century mansions. Teatro La Caridad is an 1800s theater with an ornate interior and neoclassical facade. Constantino Pérez Carrodegua Tobacco Factory offers tours of the cigar production process. To the east, Tren Blindado monument is a small museum with railway cars from a pivotal battle in the revolutionary war.