The province of Camaguey is located in central Cuba. The capital city of the province is also called CamagŁey.
The area is a gigantic prairie and is Cuba's largest province by size but not population. The major economic activities are cattle rearing (practiced here since the early colonial period), the cultivation of sugarcane, and the production of chromites. Meatpacking, pineapple canning, and other agricultural processing are also major industries in Camaguey.
CamagŁey, city is the island's third most populous city, CamagŁey, is a leading hub of rail, road, and air transport as well as an important commercial nerve center for the island of Cuba. The economy is based essentially on agriculture, and mining. Industries (mainly meatpacking and dairy processing) are typically related to dispensation and transport. Founded in 1514 as Santa Maria del Puerto Principe, the city was moved to its present site in 1528 and renamed after the Native American village that previously occupied that site. During the colonial period CamagŁey produced salted beef for the Spanish fleets and was often pillaged by English, French, and Dutch pirates. Camaguey, which has retained much of its Spanish colonial atmosphere, is noted for its churches, mansions, and narrow twisting streets.
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The Agramonte park covers the area of the square where the mayor founded the town in 1528. The Agramonte Park features four palms to remind Cubans of the 4 patriots executed for participating in the first independence uprisings in Jucaral Camaguey on July 4, 1851. At the time, Cubans could not erect statues to their martyrs so, secretly in 1853, the square was honored with the 4 palm trees as a symbol of the future freedom of the Fatherland. The [...]
Local legend attributes the origin of the Church of Our Lady of Solitude in Camaguey to the will of the Virgin, specifically in the second half of the seventeenth century. As the fable goes, a small box fell from a horse drawn cart at this exact location in the late 1600s. It was unexpectedly found to be very heavy indeed. Inside the box was an image of the Lady of Solitude, seeing it as a sign from heaven, the locals [...]
While you're in Camaguey, one of the popular city attractions is the birthplace of Ignacio Agramonte a Cuban revolutionary, who played a key role in Cuba's famous Ten Year War between 1868 and 1878. Agramonte was born in the province of Puerto Principe which is now part of Camaguey. Born on December 23 1841, he was the son of a wealthy family who sent him to study law in Barcelona, Madrid, and Havana. After graduating as a lawyer in 1865, [...]
Hotel Gran Club Santa Lucia all-inclusive hotel is located 94 km (58 miles) from the city center in Camaguey. Its cheap 3 star rating being irrelevant, based upon the hotels beachfront location and†great food options, including one a-la-carte fish restaurant perched on stilts over the sea. Having been totally rebuilt some years ago, Hotel Gran Club Santa Lucia has managed to keep ahead of the times due to this overall. An additional†bonus†at this hotel is its ideally located 24 hour [...]
If you are looking to visit the beach area of Camaguey but don't want the all-inclusive experience, the 2 star Hotel Costa Blanca in the town of Nuevitas, just 94 km (58 miles) from the city center,†is a great choice. With rooms that cost less than half the all-inclusive rates of hotels in Santa Lucia Camaguey, you'll be able to save money while exploring the same areas. Nuevitas is probably the best place to stay if you†wish to drive to [...]