Founded in 1514 by Spanish conqueror Diego Velázquez , two oldest villages are in Sancti Spiritus province, Sancti Spiritus, the capital city of about 100,000 inhabitants and a birthplace of troubadours, and famous Trinidad , also called the Museum City of Cuba . Both cities used to be pirates targets a lot in history. The Cuban largest artificial lake, the Zaza Dam, is also in Santi Spiritus province. The oldest buildings from XVII and XIX centuries can be found in Sancti Spiritus city. The city itself aided the most the Cuban army during 1959 revolution and was the first most important city to be captured by Fidel Castro's guerilla forces in late 1958. Even though the Sancti Spiritus has lots of historical monuments and sites, it doesn't attract as many tourists as Trinidad , the most preserved colonial Cuban city. Since tourist only stop by in Trinidad and head south to nice sandy beaches, the Sancti Spiritus is mostly tourist-free throughout the year but there are few nice hotels in the area for passer byes.
In the center area of Sancti Spiritus important tobacco growing areas and the mountains can be found. The capital city Sancti Spiritus lies on the banks of Yayabo river.
However, the whole magic of the Sancti Spiritus province is the Trinidad , the magical corner of Cuba . Sancti Spiritus is a promising area of tourist development especially the southern parts around city of Trinidad . The best places to visit in Trinidad are just about whole city itself. The house of Trova, Santa Ana church, Central Plaza , Brunet Palace are just some of the most visited sites of Trinidad . You can find great architectural monuments in Trinidad like the Mayor Square or the Santisima Trinidad church, one of the biggest of Cuba .
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Bridge in Sancti Spiritus
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