Archive for April, 2014

Our 500th birthday in Bayamo

In 2013 we celebrated our 500th anniversary as a city. If you missed it, that’s a great shame, as it was spectacular but we’re still celebrating! The gala, entitled “Crisoles de 500 soles”, was considered one of the greatest events of the past 2 decades in Cuba. Over 700 artists gathered to decorate the city; […]

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Bayamo Festivals and Carnivals

Bayamo celebrates two very popular festivals where everyone is welcome. First we have Las Enramadas festival which dates back to the 1930s, and takes place during Holy Week, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. The streets of our city come alive with music and dancing; festivalgoer’s are offered the national pride of Bayamo and famous Cuban […]

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Getting around in Bayamo Cuba

Getting around in Bayamo can be fun, mainly because of our two traditions. Bayamese people love their bicycles and, more than any city in Cuba, you’ll see them moving from one place to another in droves. The next favorite modes of transport are our horse-drawn buggies or carriages, on which you can ride through the […]

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The economy of Bayamo Cuba

The economy of Bayamo is based on two fundamental areas; industry and agriculture. The city’s main products are sugar, construction materials, processed meats and over 100 varied dairy products. The Ice cream from Bayamo is known nationally as the best in Cuba, both for its quality and variety of flavors. This has earned Bayamo the […]

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Parish Church and Cathedral of San Salvador Bayamo

The San Salvador de Bayamo Church, which was named a Cathedral in 1995, was inaugurated by diocesan Priest Alfonso Enrique de Armendáriz in the XVIII Century and it later evolved to become the beautiful three building church you see today. Picturesque colonial style brick walls, structured roofs and iron bars with splendid ornate carved Wood […]

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Revolution Square | Plaza de la Revolucion Bayamo

Located at the intersection of the streets Canducha Figueredo, General García, Antonio Maceo and José Joaquín Palma you’ll find La Plaza de la Revolucion Bayamo or Revolution Square, a place frequented by locals who sit to chat or play dominos on its expansive stone floors, it has become the center of daily life in Bayamo. The […]

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Birthplace of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Bayamo

Finding the CARLOS MANUEL DE CESPEDES home and birthplace in Bayamo is rather easy as most visitors are either walking to or from this historic building, it is located at number 57 on Antonio Maceo Street in the heart of the city, a street previously called Burruchaga or Mercaderes alley. The house looks out onto […]

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National Anthem Square | Plaza del Himno Bayamo

The Anthem Square or Plaza del Himno in Bayamo covers an area of about 4 332 square meters (14 212 Sq Feet) and owes its name to the fact that on those cobblestones, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and his combatants sang the Cuban national anthem for the first time on October 20th 1868 when taking […]

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Bayamo the melting pot of Cuban Nationality

Some events in the bayamese lifestyle seem to underline this heading. The Village then called Bayamo as it is today, was enlarged much like many others in Cuba back in the XVI and XVII Centuries by its residents who learned to live by smuggling goods, as a primary means of making a living. Nevertheless, the […]

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Bayamo Visitors Overview

As the saying goes, “There is no road without a first step”, and many of the wars for freedom on the Island of Cuba were first won on these lands of Bayamo. Bayamo is the second village founded by Diego Velázquez in 1513 and during the course of the years, it also turned into the […]

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