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Visitors can merrily lose themselves in this city of 20 churches. Its winding little streets, laid out in maze-like fashion to confuse attacking pirates, have surprises around every corner; colourful blind alleys, fresh patios with shady trellises, palaces of Sevilian inspiration. Most striking are the huge terracotta jars, symbols of the town since the 16C, which punctuate the route. To celebrate 400 years in existence, it was sensitively restored in 2004 and is more enchanting than ever.

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Tourist attractions Camagüey : Things to see and do

  • Plaza del Carmen Interesting

    Plaza del Carmen CU - Camagüey

    This striking little square (19C) has bewitched numerous Cuban film makers with its low colourful houses and attractive paving. At its centre stand life-size contemporary sculptures representing street vendors and other rapidly disappearing trades. T..

  • Church and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced Interesting

    Plaza de los Trabajadores CU - Camagüey

    Originally built in 1747 and remodelled in the mid-19C, this old Carmelite convent has a formal garden featuring tinajones and little benches. The masterpiece of the church is to the right of the chancel; a holy sepulchre made in 1762 from 20 000 pie..

  • Birth House of Ignacio Agramonte Interesting

    Plaza de los Trabajadores CU - Camagüey

    A fine example of 18C architecture, this house has a balcony in dark wood running the length of its ochre façade. The patio at its centre has tinajones, the jars typical of Camagüey. The museum is devoted to the town's most important patriot, Ignacio..

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