"Sancti Spiritus" Sancti Spíritus by BarbieGirl
Sancti Spíritus Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 143 photos
Sancti Spíritus is one of the provinces of Cuba. Its capital is the identically named Sancti Spíritus. Another major city is Trinidad.
The southern coast of the province is flat, but the western portion of Sancti Spíritus province is mountainous. The southeast has numerous mangroves and swamps.
The largest man made reservoir in Cuba, the Embalse Zaza, is in Sancti Spíritus province.
Tourism is a big earner for the province, with most of the tourism centred around the old city of Trinidad, a World Heritage listed city which has dozens of colonial buildings (and almost no 20th century architecture) dating back to the Spanish conquest in the 1500s, and, as with most of Cuba, sugarcane and cattle are important commodities. Some tobacco and rice is also grown.
During the 1600s, both Dutch and British pirates attempted to take control of what is today Sancti Spíritus province, but with little success, as the Spanish garrison held them off. From 1660 to 1680, Trinidad was plagued by pirates from Jamaica and Tortuga, and on two occasions, pirates razed the city.
The provinces of Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, and Villa Clara were once all part of the now defunct province of Santa Clara.
BarbieGirl's Related Pages
Sancti Spíritus Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "TRINIDAD : THE SECRET PLACE"
- "A colonial hidden gem"
- "Branco's near Sancti Spiritus Page"
- "Sancti Spiritus illegaly seen"
- "Sancti Spiritus, Cuba"
- "Fumbler8's Sancti Spiritus Page"
- "AngelGabriel's new Sancti Spiritus Page"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Sancti Spíritus
- Hotels in Sancti Spíritus
- Transportation in Sancti Spíritus
- Nightlife in Sancti Spíritus
- Restaurants in Sancti Spíritus
- Warnings and Dangers in Sancti Spíritus
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Sancti Spíritus
- 7 Reviews
- 7 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 0 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (5)
Have you been to Sancti Spíritus?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Sancti Spíritus
Photos in Sancti SpíritusSee All Photos (7)
Top 10 Pages
- Maldives Intro, 60 reviews, 342 photos, 7 travelogues
- Tunisia Intro, 165 reviews, 166 photos, 1 travelogue
- Cancún Intro, 134 reviews, 135 photos
- Isola di Lampedusa Intro, 36 reviews, 211 photos, 5 travelogues
- Rome Intro, 65 reviews, 135 photos, 5 travelogues
- Havana Intro, 90 reviews, 91 photos
- Trieste Intro, 72 reviews, 72 photos
- Sardegna Intro, 59 reviews, 61 photos, 1 travelogue
- Bergamo Intro, 56 reviews, 57 photos
- Odense Intro, 19 reviews, 89 photos, 1 travelogue