Cuba, tangible and intangible heritage: culture is the shield and sword of the nation (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol/Contributor

June, 2021.- To the architectural and natural treasure of the first eight villas founded by the Spaniards in Cuba more than five centuries ago, other cities are also added that enrich the heritage of a nation in which culture is the shield and sword of the largest island in the Antilles.

The charms of Baracoa, Bayamo, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus, Camagüey, Santiago de Cuba, Havana and Remedios, the latter city north of the province of Villa Clara, are also appreciated in Guantánamo, Holguín, Bayamo, Puerto Padre, Ciego de Ávila , Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Pinar del Rio.

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Outstanding heritage conservation work is awarded in Camagüey

Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 4.- For his relevant contributions to the city’s heritage from Architecture and Urbanism in this mid-thousand-year-old city, Dr. Henry Mazorra Acosta received the Fulgencio Arambula Public Alarife Award, a prize awarded every February by the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC) in the context of the anniversary of the demarcation.

For this award, the jury of the same had among the indicators to assess the materialization of architectural and urban projects, as well as the work for the development and consolidation of a meritorious economic, political and cultural management. Leer más de esta entrada

For each paving stone to flourish (+ Photo report)

Photos: Ricardo de la Paz Cervantes/Radio Camagüey

January, 2021.- Arches that mix between the bars and the color of baked clay, memories of bricks with crosses framed by the years and stately airs that take you back to a remote past where a dress with a train dragged its way down each step made of wood and the fan hid furtive glances of a fictional love. Leer más de esta entrada

Treasures of Camagüey’s architecture (Photos)


Camagüey, Cuba, Jul 30.- The city of Camagüey, also known as Villa Andariega, for the three geographic sites where it settled since its foundation in Punta El Guincho, Nuevitas, on February 2, 1514, has in the segment included between the current Plaza de los Trabajos and Solidaridad, an architectural, cultural and historical treasure. Leer más de esta entrada

Santa Cecilia: from aristocratic society to the Convention Center


June, 2020.- Whoever visits the historic center of the city of Camagüey, one of the buildings that will be most noticeable is the Santa Cecilia Convention Center, a striking building located on the premises of the Plaza de los Trabajadores, formerly of Plaza de Las Mercedes, whose columns of classical orders, among other elements, make it a landmark in local 20th century architecture, and one of the best examples of eclecticism in the region. Leer más de esta entrada

Heritage Marvels in photographic exhibition Cuba: Architecture and nature (+ photos)

La Farola, Baracoa, Guantánamo. Autor Lázaro David Najarro Pujol. Dimensión 12 x 18 cmCamagüey, Cuba, Mar 3.- A selection of 26 images of the book in preparation Una excursión por el tiempo, which reflects the wonders of this Green Cayman, integrates the photographic exhibition Cuba: Architecture and nature, an invitation to tour the eight villas and other patrimonial sites of the island, classified as of the best in the world, according to the results of the prize of the Traveler Reader 2010.

Sponsored by the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC), the Council Provincial of the Plastic Arts and the Cuban Association of Social Communicators, in the exhibition aims to make a historical photographic account, from the present, on how the island emerged and its characteristics.

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