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History of Granma Cuba

Granma’s capital city, Bayamo, was founded by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar in 1513, making it Cuba’s second oldest city after Baracoa. Many of the original colonial buildings were ruined in the Great Fire of 1869, when the city’s residents set the city ablaze rather than surrendering it to the invading Spaniards. The restored city center […]

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Revolution Square Bayamo

Bayamo Revolution Square (pictured above in 1955) is located between the streets Canducha Figueredo, General García, Antonio Maceo and José Joaquín Palma, and is the center of daily life and activities in Bayamo being right next to the Oldest Parochial Church in the city and the Americas. Previously known as Isabel II square, then Arms square […]

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Visit Bayamo City in Granma Province

It is the second village founded by Diego Velázquez in 1513 and, during the course of the history, turned into the center for conspiracy and rebellion. Carlos Manuel de Cespedes was born in this City (there is national monument honoring him). It’s the capital of the fertile, even and mountainous province of Granma to the […]

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