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Cuban architecture

Guantánamo City

Guantánamo Guantánamo is located 90km east of Santiago and a few kilometers north of the bay of the same name. The small town revolves around the central José Martí Park, a small concrete square neatly border by intricately trimmed evergreens with hooped gateways, and with an attractive golden-coloured church, the Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Catalina.

Guantanamera (“The girl from Guantanamo”) is perhaps the best known Cuban song and that country’s most noted patriotic song. The lyrics are based on the first poem in the collection Simple Verses by Cuban nationalist poet José Martí, adapted by Julian Orban. The music was composed by Fernandez Dias.

Places to go:

  • Mirador Malones ( 32 km from town. It is a lookout from which you have a view of the US Military Base)
  • Salcines Palace (Art Museum)
  • Santa Catalina de Riccis Parish Church
  • Provincial Museum
  • Stone made Zoo ( 20 km north of Town)

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