550 km from Havana is Camagüey, the largest province of Cuba. In 1514 it was baptized with the name of “Santa María del Puerto Príncipe” and it was the 5th village founded by the Spaniards in Cuba.
Why travel to Camagüey, Cuba? Many may be the reasons, but MojitoTravels.com brings you 5 good reasons to include Camagüey on your next visit to Cuba:
- On July 9th 2008, UNESCO awarded the category of World Heritage to the historic center of the city of Camagüey.
- The city of Camagüey contains exponents of colonial architecture, as well as masterpieces of funerary art from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.
- Places such as the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, the Plaza San Juan de Dios, the Birthplace of Ignacio Agramonte, the Cemetery of Port-au-Prince, the Main Theater and numerous churches and chapels.
- The beach resort of Santa Lucia, just 110 km from the city of Camagüey. Playa Santa Lucia has 22 km of beaches with a wide strip of sand.
- Santa Lucia Beach is very close to one of the most extensive coral formations in the world.