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Cuban architecture

Cienfuegos City

Cienfuegos Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of the province of Cienfuegos. It is located about 250 km from Havana, and has a population of around 150,000. The city is dubbed “La Perla del Sur” (Pearl of the South)due to its beauty and perfection lined up streets. The city was settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana, led by Don Louis D’Clouet, on April 22, 1819.Its original name was Fernardina de Jagua, in honor of Ferdinand VII of Spain. The settlement became a town in 1829, and a city in 1880. The city was subsequently named Cienfuegos, sharing the name with Cienfuegos, a Captain General in this time, in the island. In 2006, UNESCO inscribed the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos on the World Heritage List, citing Cienfuegos as the best extant example of the 19th-century early Spanish Enlightenment implementation in urban planning. Places to go:

  • Prado Promenade
  • José Martí Park
  • Provincial Museum
  • Terry Theatre
  • Palacio del Valle ( Restaurant, Bar and Museum)
  • Tomás Acea Cementery
  • Reina Cementery
  • Fortress of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Jagua
  • Dolphinarium
  • Botanical Garden

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