Camaguey Centro, Camaguey

4.3
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Monument
Originally founded on the north coast of Cuba in 1515 and then moving inland in 1528 due to continuous pirate attacks, Camaguey Centro now exists as the country's second largest historic center. Resembling a maze, the city has 15 churches and offers winding alleys and forked streets that lead to squares. According to legend the city was designed this way as a defensive measure. Locals dispute this claim and say that the design is the result of a lack of planning. Tour the city and appreciate the colonial architecture, head to a plethora of restaurants and try some local cuisine, or people watch as you rest in one the city's squares. Plan your Camaguey Centro visit and explore what else you can see and do in Camaguey using our Camaguey trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Another great place to visit in Cuba - there are so many beyond just Havana. Whilst I wouldn't stay in Camaguey for long it is well worth either an overnight or couple of nights stay. Like all of...  more »
  • This old city is really interesting for a day visit. On the outskirts I could sit in a chair by the main road and watch the old cars and people on bikes go by all day. In the downtown are a you can....  more »
  • Nice place to spend few days holidays, attract city, clean, night activities, good looking bar and perfect service. I recumbent visit Camaguey city....... No Santa Lucia beach...is deteriorating..  more »

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