The Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Cobre is popular with the devout and sightseers alike. Set in verdant hills, it houses the shrine to the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint. Don’t miss the room with offerings to the Virgin, including letters, medals, wheelchairs and, even, Ernest Hemingway’s Nobel Prize. The centrepiece of Plaza de Marte is a tall column with a red cap, symbolizing liberty. Steeped in history, the lovely square is now a hot spot for socializing.