What to do in Camaguey ?

Plaza de San Juan de Dios

This ancient square and its surroundings are one of the best preserved colonial sites in Camagüe and until today maintains its original layout.

Museo de San Juan de Dios

This is one of the oldest buildings in the city, which was declared a National Monument in 1978. It is located in the square with the same name and was used as a hospital by the Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St John of God for more than a century.

Today the museum displays the different historical stages that happened, especially the development of pediatrics at a Board of Medicine. Besides visual arts exhibitions, activities such as lectures and workshops, and Young concert performed.

Iglesia del Carmen

It is located in the Plaza del Carmen and its construction dates from 1823. His net worth is in the front, the cover, the dome and the vault. The decorative elements used are scarce in other churches of the island. After suffering two landslides was rebuilt in 2003, carefully, without damaging its original features.

Ignacio Agramonte Park

Although throughout history has had several names, it was not until 1899 that granted the local hero. It was formerly the most important asset of the city center. It is chaired by a fine equestrian statue of Agramonte by Italian Salvatore Buemi.

Birthplace Carlos J. Finlay

It is the birthplace of Carlos Juan Finlay and Bares. A Cuban physician and scientist who investigated illustrious background on the “yellow fever”. Disease which at the time was common in some villages, and caused the death of many people. The doctor not only discovered the causes of the disease, but as eradicate. The museum displays details of his career and research.

Casa Natal Nicolas Guillen

Nicolás Guillén Batista, Cuba’s National Poet, was born in this small, modest house in 1902. Here is the Nicolás Guillén Research Centre, which aims to investigate and enhance the lives and poetic and journalistic creation of the author. The museum exhibits the work of Guillén, based mainly on social and racial problems.

Casa de la Trova Patricio Ballagas

A real cultural institution dedicated to the Cuban Trova and New Trova. Here you can listen to traditional Cuban music of the voices of soloists or ensembles, both day and night. It also has a bar and a small souvenir shop.

Alejo Carpentier Art Gallery

This gallery is located in the center of the old town, in an old house of the twentieth century. The name is a tribute to Carpentier, a prominent Cuban writer, one of the great twentieth-century Latin American literature and who promoted the foundation of art galleries across the country.

The gallery has 8 transitional rooms, seven of which are devoted to the exhibition of the work of artists in the city and one for the exposure of Universal Art.

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