Camaguey Centro, Camaguey

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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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  • Immerse yourself in the historic centre of Camagüey is like taking a journey back in time ... the streets are surrounded by splendid colonial buildings. I like getting lost in the streets of downtown ... I'd be hours observing the myriad architectural solutions that you may encounter in this town! ... deserving
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  • Really enjoyed our short visit to this Cuban city. Would suggest it is a must for any visitors to Cuba.  more »
  • Camaguey is in the middle of the island and capital to the Province of the same name. The province is mostly flat with long periods of little rainfall making it somewhat like a Caribbean Kansas/Nebras...  more »

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Camaguey's museums remain the city's top attraction, so most visitors choose to stay in the center for the sake of proximity. The main drag of General Gomez--and the surrounding side streets--represents the most popular area to stay, offering easy access to three of the city's top museums. Here you can choose from a wide range of family-owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, as well as a handful of higher-end hotels.
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