Las Tunas in Cuba

Thursday, 4 April 2024 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General
Reading Time:  2 minutes

© Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0

Las Tunas is a city and municipality in central-eastern Cuba. It is the capital of the Las Tunas Province and was named Victoria de Las Tunas from 1869 to 1976. In 2022, the municipality of Las Tunas had a population of 214,939. With a total area of 891 km² (344 sq mi), it has a population density of 240/km² (620/sq mi). The city of Las Tunas is located in along the Carretera Central (highway), between the cities of Camagüey, Holguín and Bayamo.

The city was founded in 1796 around the Parish of San Jerónimo. In 1853, after a Royal Decree, it received the title of “city”. In 1976, following the suppression of the Oriente Province and its split up, Las Tunas became the capital of the new and eponymous province.

Plaza Martiana © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Hyppolyte de Saint-Rambert/cc-by-sa-4.0
<
>
Plaza Martiana © Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0
Known in Cuba as the “City of Sculpture” (due to the several artistic installations scattered throughout the city centre) Las Tunas is in the least visited province in Cuba. In spite of this, the city has two international hotels (Hotel Las Tunas and Hotel Cadillac) and 219 B&Bs.

However, the local and the central government are both working in order to increase tourism in the province. In July 2015, within the framework of the Foreign Investment Law, the government is trying to attract foreign partners to build large hotel complexes in the still unspoilt Covarrubia beach.

Read more on cubatravel.cu – Las Tunas, Wikivoyage East Cuba and Wikipedia Las Tunas (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Shangri-La City in Tibet

Shangri-La City in Tibet

[caption id="attachment_224324" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Rod Waddington/cc-by-sa.2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Shangri-La (Tibetan: Gyalthang) is a county-level city in Northwestern Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China and is the location of the seat of the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, bordering Sichuan to the northwest, north, and east. Shangri-La was formerly called Zhongdian County but was renamed on 17 December 2001 and upgraded into a county-level city on 16 December 2014 as S...

[ read more ]

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town

[caption id="attachment_240066" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael Rowe/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public non-profit museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Zeitz MOCAA opened on September 22, 2017 as the largest museum of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The museum is located in the Silo District at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. A retail and hospitality property, the Waterfront receives around 24 million local and internati...

[ read more ]

Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro

[caption id="attachment_192867" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Copacabana © flickr.com - Juniorpetjua/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Copacabana is a bairro (neighbourhood) located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is known for its 4 km (2.5 miles) balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world. Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Beyond Copacabana, there are two small beaches: one, inside Fort Copacabana and the ...

[ read more ]

Kairouan in Tunisia

Kairouan in Tunisia

[caption id="attachment_235560" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Great Mosque - prayer hall © flickr.com - Dennis Jarvis/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kairouan, also spelled El Qayrawān or Kairwan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded by the Umayyads around 670, in the period of Caliph Mu'awiya (reigned 661–680); this is when it became an important centre for Sunni Islamic scholarship and Quranic learning, attracting Muslims from various parts o...

[ read more ]

Holmby Hills in Los Angeles

Holmby Hills in Los Angeles

[caption id="attachment_171547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View of Holmby Park © Zigzig20s/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Holmby Hills is a neighborhood in the district of Westwood in western Los Angeles. The neighborhood was developed in the early twentieth century by the Janss Investment Company, which developed the rest of Westwood as well as other Los Angeles neighborhoods. With the expansion of Sunset Boulevard, Holmby Hills was split into two northern and southern sections, each lying within a different comm...

[ read more ]

Ischia in the Gulf of Naples

Ischia in the Gulf of Naples

[caption id="attachment_161124" align="aligncenter" width="590"] S Angelo d'Ischia © ischia-hotel.net[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands (the four picturesque islands are Procida, Vivara, Capri and Nisida). Roughly trapezoidal in shape, it measures around 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south and has about 34 kilometres (21 mi) of coastline and a surfac...

[ read more ]

The tall ship HMS Bounty

The tall ship HMS Bounty

[caption id="attachment_152360" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Belfast Lough - Tall Ships 2009 © geograph.org.uk - Aubrey Dale[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bounty (popularly HMS Bounty) was an enlarged reconstruction of the original 1787 Royal Navy sailing ship HMS Bounty, built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1960. Her homeport was Greenport, Suffolk County on Long Island. Bounty was commissioned by the MGM film studio for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty. She was the first large vessel built from scratch for a film usin...

[ read more ]

The European Free Trade Association: Bon voyage!

The European Free Trade Association: Bon voyage!

[caption id="attachment_193976" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © efta.int[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a regional trade organization and free trade area consisting of four European states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. The organization operates in parallel with the European Union (EU), and all four member states participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area. They are not, however, party to the European Union Customs Union. EFTA was his...

[ read more ]

Theater des Westens in Berlin

Theater des Westens in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_240457" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Sergey Galyonkin/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Theater des Westens (Theatre of the West) is one of the most famous theatres for musicals and operettas in Berlin, Germany, located at Kantstraße 10–12 in Charlottenburg. It was founded in 1895 for plays. The present house was opened in 1896 and dedicated to opera and operetta. Enrico Caruso made his debut in Berlin here, and the Ballets Russes appeared with Anna Pavlova. In the 1930s it...

[ read more ]

The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

[caption id="attachment_25947" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Winter Palace at night © Robert Breuer/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Beside the Lo...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Mefalsim © Rikmal/cc-by-sa-3.0
Gaza Envelope in Israel

The Gaza Envelope encompasses the populated areas in the Southern District of Israel that are within 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)...

© Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0
Vieux-Nice, the old town of Nice

Old Nice (Vila-Vielha in niçois) is the old part of the city of Nice. Its inhabitants also speak of the...

RRS Sir David Attenborough at Liverpool Cruise Terminal © Rodhullandemu/cc-by-sa-4.0
Research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough

RRS Sir David Attenborough is a research vessel owned by the Natural Environment Research Council and operated by the British...

Close