Cuba sites of interest – Baracoa

City also called the “Primada”. Is located in the province of Guantánamo, the most eastern province of the country. The city was founded in 1511 with the name of “Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa” by the Spanish conquer Diego Velázquez. It is the oldest settlement on the island after the arrival of Spanish colonizers. Also it was the first bishop of the island.

Among its natural attractions we can find the “Toa” river which has many waterfalls such as:“The Saltadero” with 17 meters in height and the mountains “El Yunque”.

In the city it is yet preserved, inside of a fume hood with a pedestal of silver,“La Cruz de la Parra”, a symbol of Christianity, which would bring Christopher Columbus on his first trip. In the area you will find a large quantity of coconut palms, cocoa and banana plants. During your visit you won’t want to miss out a sweet typical of the area, you’ll find it only in this place: an ice cream cone (done with the leaves of the coconut palm that carries within dulce de coco with honey). For his remarkable story this city is declared a National Monument.

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