In Camagüey temple: Universal heritage relics

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol/Contributor

September, 2021.- The Temple of Our Lady of Mercy in Camagüey is one of the most visited architectural works by places and foreigners. It is located in the Plaza de los Trabajadores, in the historic center declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The first building was built in 1601 by friars of the Mercedarian order, who currently serve it. It was a hermitage of wood and guano dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, donated by Juan Griego, a neighbor of the town. Leer más de esta entrada

To highlight a city where ceramics are heritage (+ Photos)

Camagüey, Cuba, Jul 2.- Due to the efforts of a group of members of the Agramontina branch of the Cuban Association of Artisan Artists (ACAA), among others, the journalistic compilation La piel redjiza del Camagüey enriches the historical memory of the organization. The ceramics, heritage of the city.

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Irregular urban plan of Camagüey: Exceptional architecture in Latin America (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol/Contributor

June, 2021.- Camagüey, city of churches and tinajones, like Trinidad, Havana and Cienfuegos, its oldest segment is Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The once Villa de Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe is among the first seven towns founded by the Spanish in Cuba.

The region of shepherds and hats, described as such by the National Poet of Cuba, Nicolás Guillén, played an essential role as an urban center of a territory in the interior of the country, devoted to livestock and the sugar industry.

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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