Baracoa is Cuba’s first and oldest city. Christopher Columbus landed here in November of 1492, writing in his journal that it was “the most beautiful place human eyes had ever seen.” It became the first Spanish settlement under a Spanish governor on August 15th, 1511. Baracoa’s special beauty and
When I last visited Cuba in 2004, I stayed in Havana at the then newly remodeled El Telégrafo Hotel immediately across from el Paseo del Prado, a promenade that runs from el Parque Central to the Malecón by the bay.
Columbus landed on the northeastern coast of Cuba, today’s Baracoa, in November of 1492, claiming that human eyes had never seen such beauty. Having spent a week in Baracoa, I would have to agree, and will blog more details about
The Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery, named after Christopher Columbus) is one of the great historical cemeteries of the world, and is generally considered the most important one in Latin America in historical and architectural terms. A beautiful church