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.

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