province contains not only the city of Sancti Spiritus, which has
been designed World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but also
the city of Trinidad, considered a Museum City. This titles speak
for themselves about the conservation of the architectonic treasures
dating back to colonial times, with mixed styles of the 18th, 19th,
and 20th centuries. When walking along Trinidad's stone-paved streets,
the visitor is able to admire exquisitely manufactured attributes
like ironworks, staircases, and balconies.
In the main plaza, are contrasting the profane statue of Terpsichore,
Greek muse of choral songs and dance, and the Holy Trinity Church,
expression of catholic religiosity. The altar and the images of
this church are extremely valuable pieces.
To get to know local history, the Guamuhaya museum offers a panorama
of Cuban history from its origins. The museum facility is thought
to have been Hernán Cortes' residence while preparing his
trip to Mexico.Other
museums, like the Museo Romántico, located in the Brunet
palace, and the Museo Municipal de Historia, offer details of economical
and social life of the region.
Sancti Spíritus' culture is complemented by the Parque Nacional
Caguanes, where there is a great deal of valuable archeological
sites and pictographic murals of great interest. In addition, the
section of UNEAC (association of Cuban writers and artists) in the
province annually organizes a colloquy on narrative that has a national
transcendence and gathers relevant figures of Cuban intellectuality.