Cuba Highlights

Bayamo

Real-life stories of machetes clashing in a stampede of horses, a village in flames refusing the return of its oppressors and a tale of guerrilla soldiers breaking the mangrove in their way to populate the mountains of this land will be enough to convince any history enthusiast to travel to Bayamo, the birthplace of Cuba’s revolutionary spirit.

The town was set on fire by its villagers in 1869 to avoid giving into their enemy. As a result, it doesn’t have many colonial buildings, however, there is vibrancy in the air and the cheery residents constantly put on concerts and fiestas.

  • Photo of Wax museum
    Wax museum treasuring real-size reproductions of local flora and fauna and human figures of celebrities.
  • Photo of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes’ house
    Carlos Manuel de Cespedes’ house, the Parroquial Mayor Church, the Ventana de Luz Vazquez and la Casa de la Trova.
  • Photo of rides on horse-drawn carriages
    Rides on horse-drawn carriages, a tradition that has become a symbolof the city.
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    Turquino National Park.
  • Photo of Turquino Peak
    The Turquino Peak -Cuba’s most prominent hill.
  • Photo of Comandancia La Plata
    Comandancia La Plata, the guerrilla army’s old command post.