FORTRESS ON THE HILL (FUERTE DE LA LOMA), PUERTO PADRE
This is a beautiful city that proudly shows off its beautiful bay and the cleanliness of its streets.
Over 40 000 people inhabit this town that treasures beautiful history the most significant of which if the imposing Fortress on the Hill (Fuerte de la Loma) –today converted into a museum-, built in the XIX century by the Spanish colonialists in the highest part of the region, the first place proclaimed a National Monument in Las Tunas.
The municipality is known as the Blue Villa of the Windmills (Villa Azul de los Molinos) due to the large amount of these contraptions that existed and are still preserved in the city.
The area also features a beautiful sculptured ensemble of Don Quijote de la Mancha, as well as a beautiful seawall (malecón), some 600 metres in length, together with a spring of fresh water in the sea, which is surprising due to the sweetness of its waters.
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