The island's most publicized attraction is the Presidio Modelo Model Prison; tel. The massive, five-story, circular prison blocks are dire and imposing, the remaining metal brackets whining in the silence, and even brief visits give you an idea of how uncomfortable they must have been. This is the prison where Fidel Castro and other surviving conspirators were sent following the failed Moncada raid. There's a small museum in the block where Fidel and his compadres did time, and you can even visit the Comandante's former cell, no. If you're spending much time in downtown Nueva Gerona, you might want to stop in at the Museo Provincial tel.
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Places of interest
If you want to snorkel, the beach at the Colony hotel is great, but try to explore the island visit of the jail where Castro was imprisoned and the city Nueva Gerona. On the main plaza there is a friendly park and an Art and Dance school you can visit. You can see the kids in activity learning music, dancing, painting.
Isla de la Juventud - Cuba -. Just 17 km. From there, people departed and founded the town of Santa Fe, in Its most attractive aspect is the wide variety of plants located in so little space and above all, its exotic and extraordinary beauty, source of entertainment for people of all ages. Its origin goes back to , when a couple of Americans settled in the area, with the aim to introduce and study exotic trees brought from all over the world, creating one of the most extraordinary places on the island, which houses almost twenty kids of birds, such as the thrush, the parrot and hummingbird.