On the edge of the mountains in the center of Granma, provincial capital Bayamo is one of the most peaceful towns in Cuba. This city was the second Spanish settlement in Cuba, founded in 1513. This town was the capital of the Republic in Arms during the Ten Years´ War (1868-78), is rich in history and has been declared National Monument.
Although a fire destroyed most of the town´s colonial buildings in 1869, it left the heart of city untouched, and the splendid Santísimo Salvador Church still presides over the cobbled Plaza del Himno.
Places to go:
- Carlos Manuel de Céspedes House
- Plaza del Himno ( Square)
- Santísimo Salvador Church
- Céspedes Park
- Ñico López Park
- Granma Park