The city of Las Tunas, also known as La Victoria de las Tunas, was founded in 1759 but only became a provincial capital in 1975 when Las Tunas was established as a province. Las Tunas is renowned for the large amount of public art – particularly sculptures – scattered around town. Each February, Las Tunas hosts the National Sculpture festival.
Very popular is the Festival de Décima Cucalambeana, named after the poet Juan José Nápoles Fajardo or “El Cucalambé. This cultural event, which pays tribute to Cuban country music and rural traditions, includes a competition during which participants recite their original 10-line stanzas. The whole affair is accompanied by a huge party with lots of food, dancing and Cuban country music.