all the historical and cultural fortune,
the beauty of its landscapes, and the richness of its soil, adds
Camagüey the hospitality of its inhabitants, that show their
city with pride. The stronger their cultural roots, the more convincing
about their identity and the more they take care of it.
A modern airport opens the gates of the city to the tourist, eager
to admire its natural attractions.
Santa Lucía displays its transparent waters with its coral
reef. Several species of coral, sponges, and tropical fish attract
the look of the tourist. This amazing colorful image conjoins with
the photo-hunting spots
where ping flamingos and a diversity of migratory ducks coincide.
The Colón lighthouse, built in 1894, allows to admire a vanished
world and reserves of rare sea turtle species.
In Camagüey, past and present magically harmonize. The heroic
combines with idyllic ambiences, the plains allow soft and abrupt
slopes. Everything seems to balance in order to offer the visitor
a pleasant universe.
Modern architecture imposes itself progressively in Camagüey,
but the value of its colonial constructions continue to make of
this province one of the richest regarding historical and cultural
Ignacio Agramonte's house allows to evoke the life of such a figure.
Although the love between Ignacio and
Amalia Simoni was always characterized by exquisite tenderness and
elegance, those walls could not hold it. They went together to the
battlefield, where their love grew stronger.
The complex street arrangement of the "Ciudad de los tinajones"
(city of the large earthen jars), takes inexorably to plazas where
these treasures can be admired and where history and culture are
preserved. Churches remain as testimony of a dominant culture coming
from the first years after the foundation of the city.