A place where history, legend and tradition intersect, seasoned with a touch of that very Cuban ideology and that mystery that still holds the Island of Cuba.
A small town full of legends, which invites you to visit. Both those who inhabit the Island and those who visit it, are interested in the magic of this small place that seems stopped in time, with vestiges of the colonial era and customs that are only seen there, and that many want to know and even practice. .
And it is that the Greater Antilles continues to be a great mystery for many travelers, something that has prompted millions of travelers to visit it in these months.
And Remedios has been inserted in that great list of Cuban destinations that have captivated many of those who seek that each trip is a new adventure, because it offers precisely the novelty of uniting nature with history and myths and adding a touch of modern comfort
Remedies, tradition and cubanía
Remedios is a small town with typical colonial architecture in the center of Cuba, located just forty-five kilometers from Santa Clara. It is one of those towns that are beginning to be discovered by travelers visiting the country, who, according to opinions left on tourist websites, have been delighted with the dreamy touches that this little corner covered in stories offers.
Life there passes to the rhythm of horse-drawn carriages or bicycles that are used almost as the only means of transportation, giving rise to a peaceful landscape, a mixture of city and nature.
This keeps its historic center in good condition, especially Plaza Isabel II, the only one in Cuba that has two churches: that of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje and that of San Juan Bautista.
Both Cubans and foreigners do not leave Remedios without visiting her plaza and asking for blessings. And it is that the environment and emotions melt there, and we feel how all our problems and concerns evaporate. There is only peace of mind and enjoyment.
And definitely, its greatest attraction is its traditional festivals, the famous Parrandas de Remedio. Because it is there where, between December 16 and 26, thousands of people come together to celebrate an intense duel between Carmelitas and Sansaries, the two sides representing the neighborhoods of El Carmen and San Salvador respectively.
Las Parrandas are considered one of the seven most important and oldest celebrations in Cuba and the small town is bursting with activity full of colors, joy and pure vitality and Cubanness. There a unique experience is lived in the time of Parrandas, those who have participated have no words to describe the magic of that celebration.
This Caribbean party reaches its maximum splendor on December 24, with popular music and dances, light shows, artisan and gastronomic fairs and at night the launch of a fireworks farandole.
Remedies, heritage beauty
This is Remedios, one of the most visited Tourist Destinations in Cuba, despite being a small town nestled in the green of the countryside, with its old houses that can tell many stories, as it is one of the oldest villages of traditions in all Cuba.
As if stopped in time by its old buildings, Remedios invites you to visit the museums, streets and churches in a city that was flagged as a World Heritage Site, and that has traditions as beautiful as they are historical.
The wooden balustrades, the gabled roofs, and the friendly and simple people are traits that distinguish this beautiful Cuban town, also characterized by an arduous conservation and restoration work to keep it as one of the most beautiful places on this Island. .
If you want to know a little about the traditional Cuban life, the Afro-Cuban culture and the religious syncretism that adorns the Island, you should visit Remedios in times of its traditional festivals.
On those days the devotees show their faith in various temples in the territory, trade fairs are held, dancing and singing are performed, as well as fireworks displays, floats.