Caribbean Tourism

Bayamo

Bayamo is the capital of the province of Granma. It was the second town founded by Diego Velázquez in November 1513 and has been declared a Ciudad Monumento Nacional.


However, it was burned to the ground by its own population in 1869 as an act of rebellion against the colonial Spanish; consequently the town has little to offer in the way of colonial architecture and is really rather uninteresting.

The Iglesia de Santísimo Salvador in the Plaza del Himno Nacional is a 16th-century church which was badly damaged by the 1869 fire, but is currently under restoration. Casa Natal de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, is a museum dedicated to the life of the main campaigner of the 1868 independence movement, who was born here. On Maceo. Tue-Sat 0900-1700, Sun 0900-1200, US$1.


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