Founded in 1819 by the Spanish, but initially settled by the French — the southern port city of Cienfuegos prospered as a trading center for sugar cane, tobacco, and coffee. The city first developed in the neoclassical style, later becoming more eclectic, but retaining a harmonious cityscape, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your two-day visit to what today is a lively cultural center and beach resort, join a local expert for a tour of the graceful old city. in the course of your explorations, you'll learn the significance of such handsome buildings such as Government Palace (City Hall), San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, Ferrer Palace, and the former lyceum. Cultural Discoveries: Discover the transformative power of art in the lives of ordinary Cubans while visiting a graphic arts workshop. After a performance by the Cienfuegos Choir — we’re invited to join the choir for songs in the spirit of musical exchange.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner