levels of culture can be appreciated in every-day life of this province,
which despite being far away from the capital, may count on a population
apt for study and creation. The people from Las Tunas are humble
and charming, lovers of an abundant table that they offer spontaneously
to visitors. The way of speaking in the region is somewhat different
to the one predominant in the rest of the eastern zone, where one
can perceive an intonation different to that of the rest of the
The artists who cultivate the "decima" in the territory
have enjoyed and shared their art in national and international
events on this particular poetic and musical genre of the Cuban
countryside, developed around the figure of Juan Cristóbal
Nápoles Fajardo (El Cucalambé). The inhabitant of
Las Tunas is an inborn "decima" artist because improvisation
comes out naturally.
Another artistic facet of the province is sculpture. It has set
deep roots among the inhabitants of the province, which has been
denominated "the sculpture capital".
National and international prizes on narration have been awarded
to writers from this territory like Guillermo Vidal, professor and
narrator, and Alberto Garrido, recently awarded the Casa de las
Américas Prize, who shows an organic work with the story
as most relevant genre.
The cult to heroes is part of the life of the people of this province.
The Museo General Vicente García, located in colonial mansion
where he used to reside, is a preferred place of the city.
The plaza devoted to the memory of José Martí treasures
a singular sundial that allows the sun to illuminate the face of
the national hero on every January 28, birthday of the hero.