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  • 1 Plaza del Carmen Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza del Carmen CUB - 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..

  • 2 Plaza San Juan de Dios Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza San Juan de Dios CUB - Camagüey

    This square is a blaze of bold colour (blue, ochre, pink), thanks to the façades of its carefully restored houses. The church and hospital of San Juan de Dios (1728) typify the charm of the colonial Baroque style. This former hospital houses the prov..

  • 3 Parque Ignacio Agramonte Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Parque Ignacio Agramonte CUB - Camagüey

    This square, the town's oldest, takes its name from local patriot General Ignacio Agramonte. This former parade ground which witnessed the brutal executions of independence fighters, is today a backdrop for strolling and chatting. Marble benches unde..

  • 4 Birth House of Ignacio Agramonte Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza de los Trabajadores CUB - 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..

  • 5 Church and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Plaza de los Trabajadores CUB - 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..

  • 6 Workers' Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de los Trabajadores CUB - Camagüey

    This square has three buildings meriting a visit or at least more than a cursory look. The birth house of Ignacio Agramonte is a small museum dedicated to brave local heroes of the Ten Years' War; the church and convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced..

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