Today I would like to share with you an excursion highlight in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Our partner excursion company, Shore Trips has a diverse array of excursions options all around the world. They service cruise guests as well as non-cruise trips. Their website is very easy to book direct, just enter in your cruise itinerary and all of your options are shown. They offer great guarantees and will always get you back to the ship on-time! Start planning your next shore excursion today!
ShoreTrips is excited to announce that we have expanded our selection of tours in the elegant Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Take a stroll (or drive) through this historic city, while a licensed guide describes what makes Cienfuegos so special. Stop at the must-see sights including the Tomas Terry Theatre, the Cienfuegos Cathedral, La Punta and more!
Sitting on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, Cienfuegos is a memorable place to visit. With its colorful facades, wide streets and charming French colonial architecture, it is easy to see how it earned the title of the Perla de la Sur, Pearl of the South. Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 by the French and is therefore one of Cuba’s newest settlements and it feels quite different from the rest of the country.
Cienfuegos became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 and this designation speaks to the bountiful amounts of architecture influenced by the French. We begin our walk with Cienfuegos Boulevard, the longest in Cuba and pay attention to the beautifully painted facades. Spin around in the gorgeous Jose Marti Square and inhale the gracefulness of the historically significant monuments. You cannot avoid noticing the one of a kind Arco de los Trabajadores (Arch of Triumph) dedicated to Cuban independence, nor the baby blue mansion on the western side of Parque Marti, which is the former Palacio Ferrer.