Central Cuba Sights

Jardín Botánico Soledad (Soledad Botanical Garden)

  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

East of town lie Cienfuegos's expansive botanical gardens covering 94 hectares (232 acres) and containing more than 2,000 plant species, most of which are not native to Cuba. Created at the turn of the last century by U.S. sugar farmer Edwin Atkins, the garden was administered by Harvard University until 1961, when it was taken over by the Cuban Academy of Science. It includes palms, bamboos, and other tropical trees as well as medicinal plants and a forest reserve that's home to many native animals. Signage could be better here; a guide can point out what you're seeing, although not all speak English. Tips are greatly appreciated.

Sight Information

Address:

Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, 55100, Cuba

Phone:

/4354–5115

Sight Details:

  • CUC$3
  • Mon.–Thurs. 8:30–5, Fri.–Sun 8:30–4:30

Published 08/26/2015

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