Santa Clara, Cuba

What is Santa Clara, Cuba known for?


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Marti Library. File:4_Gente_flores_y_sombrillas.jpg People hanging around flower vendors in Parque Vidal File:5_Casa_de_cultura_y_CMHW.jpg Historic eclectic buildings serving as Cultural Centre and Radio Station in Parque Vidal File:Che Guevara Image on a Hill, Santa Clara.jpg Image of Che Guevara on a hill in south-east of the city File:Santa Clara de noche.jpg Night vision of Santa Clara from the top of "Santa Clara Libre" hotel Transport thumb right 250px Santa Clara station building (File:Santa Clara station (Cuba - building).jpg) Santa Clara is crossed by the ''Carretera Central (Carretera Central (Cuba))'' highway (CC) and by the A1 motorway (Autopista A1 (Cuba)). A ring road serving the city is directly linked to the motorway. Its main railway station (Santa Clara railway station (Cuba)) is part of the principal line of the country, the Havana-Santa Clara-Camagüey-Santiago (Santiago de Cuba). "Abel Santamaría (Abel Santamaría Airport)", located 11 km in the north, is the city airport. Education Santa Clara is home to the University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas ( The '''Cuban League''' was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961. The schedule usually operated during the winter months, so the league was sometimes known as the "Cuban Winter League." It was always a small league, generally 3 to 5 teams, and was centered in Havana, though it sometimes included teams from outlying cities such as Matanzas or Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba). The league became racially integrated in 1900, and during the first half of the 20th century the Cuban League was a premier venue for black and white players to meet. Many great black Northern American players competed in Cuba alongside native black and white Cuban stars such as José Méndez, Cristóbal Torriente, Adolfo Luque (Dolf Luque), and Martín Dihigo. After 1947, the Cuban League entered into an agreement with Major League Baseball and was used for player development. Following the 1959 Cuban Revolution, however, tensions rose with the new Communist government, and in March 1961 the government decreed the abolition of professional baseball. The '''Battle of Yaguajay''' (December 19–30, 1958) was a decisive victory for the Cuban Revolutionaries over the soldiers of the Batista government near the city of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba) in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. The northern highway (Carretera del Norte) passes through the city; the main road from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco also skirts it. It is also linked by railway, to Ciego de Avila, and on the Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba)-to-Nuevitas line. *San Andres (San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia) (Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport) *Santa Clara Cayo Santa Maria (Santa Clara, Cuba) (Abel Santa María Airport) *Varadero (Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport)


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: santaclara.cuba-renta.com "Travel to Santa Clara" Casa particular in Santa Clara * "Santa Clara" Collection of photos from Santa Clara 2007 to 2013 (Category:Santa Clara, Cuba) Category:Populated places in Villa Clara Province Category:Populated places established in 1689 Expressways (autopistas) include *the Autopista Nacional (A1


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title National Monuments in Cuba author National Council for Cultural Heritage accessdate 2007-10-09 language es ), the Plaza del Mercado Central (Plaza del Mercado Central, Santa Clara, Cuba), the former City Hall and the Colonia Española de Santa Clara center of dance, offers the most attractive and unique traditional customs of hinterland Cuba. Parque Vidal is probably one of the most typical places in Cuba. During the afternoons, people (especially singles) visit the park to meet others. Although not widely practiced in recent times, the custom was to walk the park around and around. The women walk the inner part of the park, while the men walk the outer side. Another lost custom was for the locals to set up a platform and offer improvisations with their guitars on late Sunday afternoons. For that day they dressed with their Guayaberas and highly polished shoes. Santa Clara is home to a mausoleum which houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during the Bolivia campaign. There is also a reconstruction of Guevara derailing the train during the Battle of Santa Clara. Prior to 1 January 1977, Santa Clara was located in Las Villas Province. On that date, as part of a general administrating reordering of Cuba's provinces, Las Villas province was reordered into the provinces of Villa Clara (Villa Clara Province), Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos Province), and Sancti Spíritus (Sancti Spíritus Province). Santa Clara is in the province now known as Villa Clara. Other local landmarks include: * Parque del Carmen (Carmen's Park)– City's Foundation Site. * Parque de los Martires (Martyrs Park). * Parque de la Pastora (Our Lady Shepherdess Park). Photos of Our Lady Shepherdess Church and Park in Santa Clara city. * Parque de la Justicia (Justice’s Park). Photos of Santa Clara, Cuba, supreme court in Justice's Park. * Parque del Tren Blindado (Tren Blindado) (The Armored Train Park-Museum), a National Monument of Cuba. * Mausoleo Che Guevara (Monument and Mausoleum of Ernesto "Che" Guevara). * Catedral de Santa Clara de Asís (Saint Claire of Asis Cathedral). * Boulevard 1889. Photos of Santa Clara, Cuba, Pedestrian Boulevard. * El Mejunje Centro Cultural El Mejunje (Cultural Centre "El Mejunje"). * Loma del Capiro, hill overlooking the city * University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas is the province's secondary education institution. Gallery File:Hotel santa clara libre.jpg "Santa Clara Libre hotel" across Vidal square was during the 50's and 60's the tallest building outside Havana (Follow link for building's history and facts in Spanish) File:Calle_Parque_SC.JPG Street in Parque Vidal, the heart of Santa Clara city. The Municipal Government building, Central Hotel and former Royal Bank of Canada are visible in the row at the left. Far back a corner of Teatro La Caridad is visible. File:TrenSC.jpg Train Station a gift from Marta Abreu to the city. File:Marta Abreu train station across Martyrs Park in Santa Clara, Cuba - 2010.JPG Marta Abreu train station across Martyrs Park in Santa Clara, Cuba. At the center the truncated pillar monument dedicated to the Marty's of the Colonial Independence War. Photo from 2010 File:5 Vidal-Santa-Clara.jpg Vidal Park in Santa Clara's downtown. File:6 Boulevard-Santa-Clara.jpg Eclectic architecture in Santa Clara's pedestrian boulevard. File:7 Monumento-Santa-Clara.jpg Che Guevara's Monument and museum. File:Iglesia del Carmen.jpg Carmen Church the oldest one in city and point of origin of it. File:Catedral SC.jpg City's Cathedral. File:Capirotop.jpg Trenches made by rebels under Che Guevara orders in Loma del Capiro. File:Trenblindado.jpg Part of the monument to the armored train. File:Teatro_Caridad.jpg Teatro La Caridad. File:Biblioteca_Marti.jpg Former City Hall now Marti Library. File:4_Gente_flores_y_sombrillas.jpg People hanging around flower vendors in Parque Vidal File:5_Casa_de_cultura_y_CMHW.jpg Historic eclectic buildings serving as Cultural Centre and Radio Station in Parque Vidal File:Che Guevara Image on a Hill, Santa Clara.jpg Image of Che Guevara on a hill in south-east of the city File:Santa Clara de noche.jpg Night vision of Santa Clara from the top of "Santa Clara Libre" hotel Transport thumb right 250px Santa Clara station building (File:Santa Clara station (Cuba - building).jpg) Santa Clara is crossed by the ''Carretera Central (Carretera Central (Cuba))'' highway (CC) and by the A1 motorway (Autopista A1 (Cuba)). A ring road serving the city is directly linked to the motorway. Its main railway station (Santa Clara railway station (Cuba)) is part of the principal line of the country, the Havana-Santa Clara-Camagüey-Santiago (Santiago de Cuba). "Abel Santamaría (Abel Santamaría Airport)", located 11 km in the north, is the city airport. Education Santa Clara is home to the University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas ( The '''Cuban League''' was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961. The schedule usually operated during the winter months, so the league was sometimes known as the "Cuban Winter League." It was always a small league, generally 3 to 5 teams, and was centered in Havana, though it sometimes included teams from outlying cities such as Matanzas or Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba). The league became racially integrated in 1900, and during the first half of the 20th century the Cuban League was a premier venue for black and white players to meet. Many great black Northern American players competed in Cuba alongside native black and white Cuban stars such as José Méndez, Cristóbal Torriente, Adolfo Luque (Dolf Luque), and Martín Dihigo. After 1947, the Cuban League entered into an agreement with Major League Baseball and was used for player development. Following the 1959 Cuban Revolution, however, tensions rose with the new Communist government, and in March 1961 the government decreed the abolition of professional baseball. The '''Battle of Yaguajay''' (December 19–30, 1958) was a decisive victory for the Cuban Revolutionaries over the soldiers of the Batista government near the city of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba) in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. The northern highway (Carretera del Norte) passes through the city; the main road from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco also skirts it. It is also linked by railway, to Ciego de Avila, and on the Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba)-to-Nuevitas line. *San Andres (San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia) (Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport) *Santa Clara Cayo Santa Maria (Santa Clara, Cuba) (Abel Santa María Airport) *Varadero (Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport)


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Santa Clara , Cuba, was a Cuban (Cubans) welterweight boxer (boxing). Paret won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s and died in 1962 following an unsuccessful attempt to defend the crown in what is considered to be the first ring death witnessed by a national television audience.


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. Geography Overview Located on a plain below a hillside, in the middle of its province, Santa Clara is 67 km far from the Caribbean Sea (at Cienfuegos) and 101 from the Atlantic Ocean (at Caibarién). The municipality borders with the municipalities of Cifuentes (Cifuentes, Cuba), Camajuaní, Placetas, Manicaragua and Ranchuelo. Source: Map of Santa Clara with municipal borders (Bing Maps) The city is divided

Sep low F 71 Oct low F 71 Nov low F 67 Dec low F 64 Year low F 68 Jan precipitation inch 0.7 Feb precipitation inch 1 Mar precipitation inch 1.3 Apr precipitation inch 1.8 May precipitation inch 4.7 Jun precipitation inch 6 Jul precipitation inch 4.8 Aug precipitation inch 6.3 Sep precipitation inch 6.8 Oct precipitation inch 6.3 Nov precipitation inch 1.6 Dec precipitation inch 0.9 Year precipitation inch 42.2 source 1 Weatherbase ref


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afterwards. Today, it houses the "Biblioteca Marti" (Marti Library), also located on the Parque Vidal, and represents a beautiful example of Neo Classical architecture with finely decorated interiors. Santa Clara's University is named after her. Marta is buried in the Colón cemetery of Havana. Battle of Santa Clara thumb right 200px Che Guevara's Monument and Mausoleum (File:Che Guevara - Grab in Santa Clara, Kuba.jpg) Santa Clara

the park to meet others. Although not widely practiced in recent times, the custom was to walk the park around and around. The women walk the inner part of the park, while the men walk the outer side. Another lost custom was for the locals to set up a platform and offer improvisations with their guitars on late Sunday afternoons. For that day they dressed with their Guayaberas and highly polished shoes. Santa Clara is home to a mausoleum which houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen

). Photos of Santa Clara, Cuba, supreme court in Justice's Park. * Tren Blindado Parque del Tren Blindado (The Armored Train Park-Museum), a National Monument of Cuba. * Mausoleo Che Guevara (Monument and Mausoleum of Ernesto "Che" Guevara). * Catedral de Santa Clara de Asís (Saint Claire of Asis Cathedral


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of revolutionary Che Guevara from being an "international super-brand". According to Rodriguez the new song on his upcoming album ''"Segunda Cita"'' (Second Date) returns the emphasis and meaning of Guevara's life to "his struggle against imperialism (Anti-imperialism), his love of being a revolutionary and his concept of socialism." Cuba's Silvio Rodriguez Dedicates Song to 'Che' ''AP'', July 23, 2009 * In October 2009, French alternative rock artist Manu Chao played two tribute concerts in Cuba (at Havana University and Sandino Stadium in the city of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba)) to mark the 42nd anniversary Guevara's assassination. Chao was accompanied in Havana by Polish (Polish people) designer Jacek Wozniak, who joined several Cuban artists to paint a large mural dedicated to Che's memory. French Rocker to Play Che Memorial Concerts in Cuba by Howell Llewellyn, Reuters, October 9, 2009 * Song "List do Che" (literally "Letter to Che") by Polish alternative rock band Strachy na Lachy mocks the fact that capitalists make great profit from communism-oriented revolutionst's image * On November 16, 2008, a new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in one turn was set in the Netherlands. The 4,345,027 falling dominoes tumbled for two hours and along with other images, revealed a portrait of Che Guevara. New Domino Toppling Record Set ''3News'', November 16, 2008 - Video * On April 29, 2004, one of the largest simultaneous chess games in history was played with 13,000 boards set up in front of the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba. The games of chess, which was Guevara's personal favorite, included the participation of President Fidel Castro. A similar event took place again in 2007 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Che's death in Bolivia, when 1,500 chess boards were played at once. Villa Clara (Villa Clara Province) Grandmaster (Grandmaster (chess)) Jesus Nogueiras dedicated the chess extravaganza to Che, remarking that "there will always be Grandmasters thanks to the revolution that Che helped make a reality." Outdoor Chess Match to Honor Che Guevara by Jose Antonio Fulgueiras, June 10, 2007 * In 2009, it was announced that GlobalFun would be releasing a mobile phone game entitled ''El Che''. Described as a "great looking, action packed, freedom fighting excursion into the historical battles of Sierra Maestra, Bueycito and Santa Clara", ''El Che'' allows cell phone users to choose from an arsenal of assault rifles, shotguns, grenades and rocket launchers, while you attempt "to bring peace to impoverished Cuba." El Che Fighting for Mobile Freedom by Spanner Spencer, ''PocketGamer'', March 11, 2009 thumb Luis Felipe Méliz in 2010 (File:Luis Felipe Méliz Barcelona 2010.jpg) '''Luis Felipe Méliz Linares''' (born August 11, 1979 in Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba), Villa Clara) is a male Spanish (Spain) long jumper of Cuban origins. folded 1961 The '''Cuban League''' was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961. The schedule usually operated during the winter months, so the league was sometimes known as the "Cuban Winter League." It was always a small league, generally 3 to 5 teams, and was centered in Havana, though it sometimes included teams from outlying cities such as Matanzas or Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba). The league became racially integrated in 1900, and during the first half of the 20th century the Cuban League was a premier venue for black and white players to meet. Many great black Northern American players competed in Cuba alongside native black and white Cuban stars such as José Méndez, Cristóbal Torriente, Adolfo Luque (Dolf Luque), and Martín Dihigo. After 1947, the Cuban League entered into an agreement with Major League Baseball and was used for player development. Following the 1959 Cuban Revolution, however, tensions rose with the new Communist government, and in March 1961 the government decreed the abolition of professional baseball. The '''Battle of Yaguajay''' (December 19–30, 1958) was a decisive victory for the Cuban Revolutionaries over the soldiers of the Batista government near the city of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba) in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. The northern highway (Carretera del Norte) passes through the city; the main road from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco also skirts it. It is also linked by railway, to Ciego de Avila, and on the Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Cuba)-to-Nuevitas line. *San Andres (San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia) (Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport) *Santa Clara Cayo Santa Maria (Santa Clara, Cuba) (Abel Santa María Airport) *Varadero (Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport)


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afterwards. Today, it houses the "Biblioteca Marti" (Marti Library), also located on the Parque Vidal, and represents a beautiful example of Neo Classical architecture with finely decorated interiors. Santa Clara's University is named after her. Marta is buried in the Colón cemetery of Havana. Battle of Santa Clara thumb right 200px Che Guevara's Monument and Mausoleum (File:Che Guevara - Grab in Santa Clara, Kuba.jpg) Santa Clara


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Marti Library. File:4_Gente_flores_y_sombrillas.jpg People hanging around flower vendors in Parque Vidal File:5_Casa_de_cultura_y_CMHW.jpg Historic eclectic buildings serving as Cultural Centre and Radio Station in Parque Vidal File:Che Guevara Image on a Hill, Santa Clara.jpg Image of Che Guevara on a hill in south-east of the city File:Santa Clara de noche.jpg Night vision of Santa Clara from the top of "Santa Clara Libre" hotel Transport File:Santa Clara


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Marti Library. File:4_Gente_flores_y_sombrillas.jpg People hanging around flower vendors in Parque Vidal File:5_Casa_de_cultura_y_CMHW.jpg Historic eclectic buildings serving as Cultural Centre and Radio Station in Parque Vidal File:Che Guevara Image on a Hill, Santa Clara.jpg Image of Che Guevara on a hill in south-east of the city File:Santa Clara de noche.jpg Night vision of Santa Clara from the top of "Santa Clara Libre" hotel Transport File:Santa Clara

Santa Clara, Cuba

'''Santa Clara''' is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara (Villa Clara Province). It is located in the most central region of the province and almost in the most central region of the country. With a population near a quarter million; 242,402 people at the beginning of 2013, is the 5th largest Cuban city by population (List of cities in Cuba).

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