Sprawling Guanabacoa  is centered on the small tree-shaded Parque Martí (Calles Martí, División Pepe Antonio, y Adolfo del Castillo Cadenas), dominated by the recently restored Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (División #331, e/ Martí y Cadenas, tel. 07/797-7368, Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m., Sun. 8–11 a.m.), commonly called the Parroquial Mayor. Completed in 1748, it features a lofty Mudejar-inspired wooden roof and baroque gilt altar dripping with gold, plus 14 Stations of the Cross. If the doors are locked, try the side entrance on Calle Enrique Güiral.
The Museo Histórico de Guanabacoa (Historical Museum of Guanabacoa, Martí #108, e/ Valenzuela y Quintín Bandera, tel. 07/797-9117, Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., entrance CUC2), one block west of the plaza, tells of Guanabacoa ’s development and the evolution of Afro-Cuban culture.
One block southwest of the park, the Convento y Iglesia de San Antonio Antonio (Máximo Gómez, esq. San Antonio, tel. 07/797-7241), begun in 1720 and completed in 1806, is now a school. The custodio may let you in to admire the exquisite alfarje ceiling.