Bayamo is the capital of the province of Granma. In the last days of the XIX century, it had the historical privilege of becoming the capital of the Republic in Arms and in its historical centre one can see the birth house of the Cuban patriot and Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, as well as the Anthem Plaza (Plaza del Himno) and the Cathedral, all places very much related to its ... For more information...
CASTLE OF SAN PEDRO DE LA ROCA
The castle, also known as the Morro Castle, was constructed between 1638 and 1643 by military engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli. The fort houses the museum of piracy and is a national monument.
The castle was declared World Heritage by Mr. Bernd von Droste, director of the World Heritage Center. “This is a remarkable example of Hispanic-American military architecture” said Von Droste in the procla... For more information...
It is a place of true patriotic value to the Cubans, due to the fact that the father of the Homeland (Padre de la Patria), Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, announced the start of the first war of independence against Spanish colonialism on October 10th of 1868. Céspedes, a man of progressive ideas and a fervent promoter of independence, had decided to establish himself there two years before buying the ... For more information...
LA GRAN PIEDRA (THE GREAT STONE)
This peculiar monolith has an extension of 8,295.33 acres and it is located in the Sierra Maestra National Park 18.64 mi from Santiago de Cuba. The rock is 738.19 ft above sea level; specialists estimate it weighs 70, 000 tons. The stone 167.32 ft long, 98.43 ft wide, and 85.30 ft high was included in the Guinnes Records Book.
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This beautiful coastal city features an intensely blue sea, is second in importance in the province, but also its main port. Here, there are many historical sites, such as “La Demajagua” sugar mill, which used to be the property of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who freed his slaves in 1868 and invited them to fight for Cuba’s independence.
Also worth visiting is the Cuban Nationality House (Casa d... For more information...
SANTA IFIGENIA CEMETERY
The cemetery was inaugurated on April 22nd 1868. it has an extension of 264,058.40 sq ft and it’s regarded as a museum.
Several illustrious Cubans are buried here: National Hero José Martí; Founding Father Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; Mariana Grajales, mother of the Maceo brothers; Frank País, murdered during the Batista dictatorship.
The cemetery is plethoric of funeral art samples in a magnific... For more information...
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Santiago is the capital city of the province of the same name. Santiago de Cuba has a unique history, very distinctive people, and musical roots enriched by the mixture of races and cultures that make this city the most Caribbean city of Cuba.
The city is the only Cuban city to hold the title of “Hero City of the Republic of Cuba”.
The streets of city are full of historic events by its brave peo... For more information...
The Sierra is found to the south of the province of Granma and is the highest mountain chain in Cuban geography. The peak of the Turquino mountain (pico real del Turquino) is 1730 metres above sea level. The Sierra is the birthplace of the province’s most important rivers, among them El Cauto, the longest of the Cuban rivers, together with others such as Cautillo, Contramaestre, Bayamo, Guisa, Gua... For more information...
TURQUINO ROYAL PEAK (PICO REAL DEL TURQUINO)
Declared a National Monument, its summit is 1 974 metres above sea level, a part of the mountain massif of the Sierra Maestra and it is the highest elevation in the country. This mountain scenario covers some 17 450 hectares in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Granma. Where many native species dwell among the rivers, forests, abundant flora and fauna.
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