Originally named as Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe it was one of the first seven villas founded by the Spanish and its name apparently comes from the aborigine chief Camaguebax.
The city, also known for its large earthenware jars (tinajones), rises up between the rivers of Tínima and Hatibonico. It boasts ancient dwellings and mansions over two centuries old.
The city also features re... For more information...
The war was reinforced in the eastern provinces of Oriente, Camagüey and Las Villas, during the days of September 13 to 16th of 1895, due to the fact that a meeting was held in Jimaguayú, a historical site of the restructuring by Agramonte. The representatives of the Cuban revolutionaries in arms gathered in order to establish the laws by which the young Revolution would continue its path to vic... For more information...
It was officially founded as a city in 1818, although its history dates back to November 18th of 149, when Christopher Columbus landed on its shores and in a beautiful place lacking trees he raised a great cross, naming it Puerto Príncipe (Prince’s Port), as well as naming a group of isles the King’s Gardens (Jardines del Rey) and the bay or gulf that bathed its shores, Our Lady’s Sea (Mar de Nue... For more information...
This is the largest archipelago of those that surround the island of Cuba and is part of the province of Ciego de Ávila. The most famous, the Gardens of the King (Jardines del Rey) is of astounding beauty and is one of the main tourist destinies of beaches in the country.
Its marine bottoms are protected by a coral reef that is the second most extensive in the world, because the first is in A... For more information...
San Juan de Dios Square
The existence of this unequalled spot in the city of Camagüey dates back to the XVIII century (1728), according to documents from the ancient villa of Santa María of Puerto del Príncipe. The name of the architectural ensemble comes from the order of the Brothers of Saint John of God (Hermanos de San Juan de Dios).
The majestic colonial architecture has been preserved in the legendary city and ... For more information...
THE PLACE WHERE THE GUAIMARO ASSEMBLY (ASAMBLEA DE GUÁIMARO) WAS HELD
As an adequate precursor for such great history, the first Constitution of the Republic in Arms was held at Guáimaro, a territory located east of Camagüey, where the main protagonists of the insurrection met in April of 1869, only a few months after the beginning of the first struggle for the nation’s freedom.
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