Parque Leoncio Vidal
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Santa Clara - story of the revolution
Santa Clara is most famous for being the city where the last battle of the revolution led by Che Guevara took place. It is the place where Batista’s government was toppled in 1958. On the other side of the square, is our hotel the Santa Clara Libre (formerly the Santa Clara Hilton). It still has the bullet holes inflicted by Batista’s forces. 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. They dressed in their guayaberas and highly polished shoes and played their music. A guayabera is a light open-necked cotton shirt, often with large pockets and pleats down the front, that is typically worn outside the pants. for more info go to; http://travelwellflysafe.com/2013/09/19/going-to-cuba-with-god-part-3/
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