"Holguin - transit to south and north of Cuba" Top 5 Page for this destination Holguín by Luchonda

Holguín Travel Guide: 110 reviews and 316 photos

Transit city with a lot of history

Visiting Cuba - Holguin is often the first contact with this Caribbean Island
It is a nice city with a lot of parks and squares and located between two hills.The former inhabitants took an active part in the revolution.The greatest hero during the Revolution in the 19ths was Calixto Garcia - shown on this picture
Two little girls playing in front of the statue.
After the famous revolution -supported by the Americans - Holguin became famous for it's sugarcrane production - owned by the Americans and the United Fruit Company - one of the members was Angel Castro who made big profits in the business.Out of several "histoires d'amour" a bastard son was born - Fidel - and there goes the story - a story of love and hate against imperialism and capitalism.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A quiet city in Cuba - a lot of parks
  • In a nutshell:Nice experience as a transit to north/south/east and west
  • Last visit to Holguín: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:12 AM

    Hi Luc, great that you could go swimming with dolphins in Cuba! -- Thanks for your nice holiday wishes. I hope you are having a great start in the New Year 2009. In Frankfurt we have brilliant sunshine today; how about you?

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2007 at 4:54 AM

    Another of Cuba's towns I was curious about.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 9:41 PM

    Another of your appealing pages!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2004 at 9:58 AM

    Fascinating little town!! Great page!!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 1:17 PM

    Looks wonderful, Luc! Thanks for another fascinating page!!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2004 at 12:37 PM

    Great introduction on this page. Although a "transit city" seems interesting to visit. The cinema looks lovely, i love old cinemas!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2004 at 1:53 PM

    Very interesting reading in your introduction and great photos!! Excellent page!

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2004 at 2:07 PM

    hahaha Luc maybe they had to play so loud because you were making too much noise eating `-) LOL kidding! but the interior sure looks marvelous!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2004 at 9:31 PM

    ahhh that's a new one, looks like you have refreshed your cunan expirience..thanx for sharing Luc


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