Las Tunas (province), westernmost
Cuba's eastern region and known as "balcony of the east".
Capital: Las Tunas (city)
The topography of the province is mostly plain. Along the
north coast there are several bays among which is worth-mentioning
the bay of Puerto Padre, one of the most important of the
country. The coastal zones are low, swampy, and populated
by thick mangrove-tree communities. Economical activity is
characterized by agriculture, especially sugarcane production,
and cattle raising. Industry is represented by mining and
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We should be happy for the sculptures in the ‘city of sculptures’, all providing innovative, much-needed visual appeal across Las Tunas’ dreary city center. It all began at the 3rd Sculptors National Meeting in 1977 which pushed Las Tunas to prominence as Cubes capital of street sculpture amount amassing a quality list of works whose presence is thanks to outstanding national artist's figures such as Rita Longa. Shortly after this surge in interest in Las Tunas, national artists throughout the [...]
The City's true name is Victoria de Las Tunas however, you'll never hear a Cuban saying anything other than simply Las Tunas, or even just Tuna. The word Tuna means Danube in Turkish and some unofficial†suggestions†assume that there may have been some Turkish influence in the city. The City of Las Tunas was founded in the 1750s, but was never more than a rickety marketplace town until Las Tunas was declared a province in 1975 and therefore needed a provincial [...]
Getting the train in Cuba can be both an amusing and frustrating pastime. For some odd reason it's one of those indelible memories youll make in Cuba and we highly recommend giving it a shot. The train station in Las Tunas is right next to the Baseball stadium called Estadio Julio Antonio Mella on the northeast side of the town center. The faster non-stop Havana to Santiago de Cuba called the Tren Frances doesn't stop in Las Tunas so you're [...]
The celebrated Cadillac Hotel was refurbished and renovated with a total revamp in 2008. Great care has been taken in restoring the Hotel Cadillac to its original specifications and former glory. The new Hotel Cadillac is adorned with period style fixtures, fittings and furniture. It is a significant hotel for Las Tunas and an excellent place to stay while in the city. The Hotel Cadillac's roots originate from 1945. The Hotel was constructed to mimic a large ship of the [...]
El Baturro is the Las Tunas equivalent of the Bodegita del Medio in Old Havana. Much like its Havana based homologue, diners make their presence known by writing short messages on the restaurants walls. Therefore, the walls are covered in scribbled prose, love notes and even some eulogies to the murdered Chilean troubadour Victor Jara. But El Baturro is not just a gimmick; the food is exceptional and better than average Cuban cooking, including a mouthwatering rabbit dish, making this [...]