Santiago de Cuba is the 2nd largest city in Cuba, as well as the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province that is situated in island's south-eastern area, 870 km (540 miles) south-east of the capital of Cuba, Havana.
The municipality extends more than 1,024 km2 (395.3 ml2), and contains the communities of Bravo, Antonio Maceo, Castillo Duany, El Caney, El Cristo, El Cobre, Daiquirí, Guilera, Moncada, Siboney and Leyte Vidal.
Historically the city of Santiago de Cuba has long been the 2nd most important on the island after Havana, and is still the second largest. It is situated on a bay connected to Caribbean Sea and is a major sea port. In 2004 Santiago de Cuba had a population of 509,140 people.
Santiago de Cuba was the home town of poet Jose Maria Heredia. Today it houses a museum displaying the extensive art collection of Bacardi family.
Santiago de Cuba is famous for its cultural life. Some of the most famous Cuban musicians, including Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa and Compay Segundo (all of whom participated in Buena Vista Social Club) as well as trova composer Nico Saquito (Benito Antonio Fernandez Ortiz) were born in Santiago de Cuba or in one of the villages that surround it. They have contributed to city's country-like music.
Furthermore, the city of Santiago de Cuba is famous for its traditional dances, and most notably son, from which salsa derives, and guaguanco, accompanied only by percussion music. The city is also known for its Carnival, celebrated each July, which is the reason why Castro chose the date July 26 to enter into the city undetected and assault Moncada Barracks. Traditional conga music is played during Carnival in the streets on pentatonic trumpet, named trompeta china.
There are multiple architectural styles in Santiago de Cuba, from Baroque to neoclassical. The wooded parks, steep streets and colonial buildings with large windows and crowded balconies are of special interest. The local citadel San Pedro de la Roca is on the UNESCO World Heritage List described as "the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles".
In 1987 Baconao Park was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve List.
Highlights: Colonial heritage, Velasquez Palace, Sierra Maestra, beaches
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