Remedios is a city and municipality located 3 miles (4.8 km) from the northern coast of Cuba, in the center of the island. It is part of the province of Villa Clara. It was declared a City by Isabel the Second, Queen of Spain, when the Island was still a colony. Remedios is the Cradle of the Parrandas, possibly the Caribbean's largest and oldest traditional festivity.
Main attractions of this plaza is the colonial grand church "Iglesia Mayor" of San Juan Bautista containing 13 beautifully decorated gold altars.Remedios is distinguished by many Cubans for its Christmas festival, "Las Parrandas de Remedios", one of the most popular events of the region that takes place between the 16th to the 26th of December every year.