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Pinar del Rio City is surrounded by the best world’s best tobacco-growing terrain. Some of the finest cigars in the world are from there. Even though is not considered a tourist destination, travelers stop in town when they head to Viñales or another place around the area.
It was one of the last major cities founded by the Spanish under the name of Nueva Filipinas in September, 1867. But the name was changed in 1778 when the Cuban provinces were founded. This is the capital of the province of Pinar del Rio.
The city was named after pine groves on the banks of the Guama river. Nowadays, the pines no longer grow there in such abundance. But the fresh air and Colonial atmosphere of Pinar del Rio remain unchanged. The architecture in the city stand out with numerous neoclassical buildings that remain well maintained.
The city of Pinar del Rio is also famous for the number of battles fought in the area by General Antonio Maceo in 1896 –1897. These battles were critical to the Cuban victory in the 3rd war of Cuban independence. It's also the main centre for tobacco growing and processing in all Cuba and is a centre of the cigar industry.
Today is not only known by tobacco manufacturing, but also for the jineteros, they are people who like to take advantages of tourists. But, this should not be a reason for travelers to not visit this town. Because despite this there are many reasons why you should consider spending a few days in this place.
The main attraction in Pinar del Rio City is the Fábrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien. Some of the finest brands are maded in this place where visitors pay a small amount of CUC to see how rollers make tobacco cigars. Also you can buy some at the store or go to Casa del Habano, across the street to get some.
Another place you can’t miss while staying in casas particulares in Pinar del Rio City is the Fábrica de Bebidas Casa Garay. There is where Guayabita del Pinar liquor is distilled. Also you can buy a bottle of this liquor at the store.
If you like art, go to Casa Taller. This gallery is placed at Plaza de la Independencia. They promote the work of local artists. And for sports lovers the baseball stadium is a must go. There are baseball games from October to April, check the schedule at cubabaseball.com. This is a great way to enjoy with local people.
Some famous major league baseball players born in Pinar del Rio are Danys Báez, Yunesky Maya, Tony Oliva and Alexei Ramírez.
Some other interesting places are Museo de la Historia, Palacio de los Matrimonios, Teatro José Jacinto Milanés and more.
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