The home of Afro-Cuban music, dance and magic is said to come from the area amid the east Cuban mountain range Sierra Maestra. From here the rhythm of the Son spread, probably around the time that the large estate owner of this region, Facundo Bacardi, started his rum factory. Santiago joined in a while later when a lawyer's son called Fidel Castro stared a revolution taking command of Havana in 1959.

Hotels Santiago

Once can still sense the aura of the past and the composure of the people of Santiago in relationship to the bustle of Havana. Santiago is the perfect point from which to make day trips or excursions. One of the closest destinations is the pilgrimage chapel Virgen del Cobre, where the Pope visited during his Cuban tour - spelling out a new chapter in the long history of Santiago.

Hotel Casa Granda in Cuba
Hotel Casa Granda in Cuba

Hotel Casa Granda

Location: In the city center at Parque Cespedes, the Casa Granda hotel still spoils its guests with the same flair it has shown since its opening in 1914. It is the only hotel in Santiago remnant of the city's heritage and was completely renovated in 1989. The famous Casa de la Trova with its first class folk music concerts, the restaurants, clubs and discos are easy to reach by foot or a short taxi trip.
The view from the roof terrace over the city is unique and regular music and dance shows are held there.
Amenities: 4 stars, restaurant, bars, terrace, shops, exchange office, E-mail, car-rental
Rooms: Bath/toilet, shower, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, Mini-bar, room-safe, 110V
Catering: Breakfast buffet
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