Visit the central plaza of the city once referred to as the “Pearl of the South” – where ornate buildings frame a statue of José Martí.
The Parque Marti, named for national hero José Martí, is centrally located in the historic part of Cienfuegos. Among sips of Cuban coffee and horse-drawn carriages, there’s a feeling of quintessential Cuba. Here, a statue of José Martí is accompanied by the nation’s only triumphal arch and a compass rose – marking the center of the city.
Photo-worthy buildings and backdrops are found at every angle, with the Antiguo Ayuntamiento, Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, Collegio de San Lorenzo, and Palacio Ferrer in view.