Coastal Towns

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In harmony with their insularity, in many Cuban cities life has been marked by the sea. From the earliest times, the inhabitants of the island have felt the closeness and influence of the sea in the development of their lives, that somehow with his presence has marked the Cuban character. Of seven early settlements on the island, three were on the coast: Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba and Havana. Other cities and towns were born later in the coast, but not why they are less important despite not being so old. For example, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Caibarien, Gibara, Manzanillo and Nueva Gerona are worth one visit, all. These cities differ from each other, but they all have the same marine charm that gives shape to a different lifestyle, whose spirit, depends largely on the rhythmic Cadence of the sea.

Matanzas, rich in traditions and home to poets and musicians, is simply encantanda. Cienfuegos, the South Pearl, with a perfect urban layout, adopted a large French colony already makes more 100 years and today is one of the cities most beautiful in Cuba and one of the most important ports, the city is simply an architectural jewel of the 19th century. Caibarien, a typical fishing village, is the gateway of departure today to visit the Virgin cays of the North coast of Villa Clara include Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Santa Maria and Los Ensenachos, among others. They have a very promising tourist future because the incomparable beauty of its beaches and nature, and are intended to be a point of visit forced in the Caribbean. Gibara, located in the Bay that Grand Admiral Christopher Columbus named of the Yeguas River (Rio de Mares), with its fortifications, is the most important architectural complex of the region of Holguin. Manzanillo, disputed by pirates and Corsairs and present in the first literary monument of Cuba, mirror of patience, written by Silvestre de Balboa-, opens to the Gulf of Guacanayabo the simple nature of its residents and the spell of its green landscape in the background. Nueva Gerona, the main city on the island of youth (formerly the Isle of pines), He lives with the beating of the comings and goings between the port and the island of Cuba. What visit, these Cuban cities? Havana: Old Havana, National Capitol, the Paseo del Prado, the Museum of the revolution, the Museum of fine arts, the Plaza of the revolution and Memorial Jose Marti Memorial, promenade of Malecon, the Colon Cemetery, botanical garden and mock-up of the Havana, among other many attractions.

In Matanzas: The Sauto Theatre, the Museum of the Triolet pharmacy, the Municipal Museum, the caves of Bellamar, La Ermita de Monserrate and the area of the Bay, splendid and with a promenade that runs along it in its entirety. In Cienfuegos: The Marti Park, the Paseo del Prado, the Malecon, the Palacio de Valle, cemeteries Tomas Acea and the Queen, the area of La Punta, the Jagua Castle, Terry theater, the Botanical Garden and the Dolphinarium with his show. In Nueva Gerona: Finca El Abra, the model prison, the Punta del Este beach. In Gibara: The location of the battery of Fernando VII, the area of the Bay, the village as a whole has great charm. Manzanillo: The Park of the roundabout. Santiago de Cuba: El Castillo del Morro, Diego Velazquez’s House, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Parque Cespedes, the streets rich dad and Heredia, Bacardi Museum, the Museum of Carnival, the Mars square, the Plaza of the revolution.