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Artemis is a new province on the island of Cuba located west of Havana. This province was constituted after the territorial division of the old province of Havana that surrounded the capital in the provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque.
Camagüey is the easternmost province, with the largest area and flattest in the center of the island of Cuba. It has few mountainous groups and is flanked by the two largest archipelagos in the country: to the north, Sabana-Camagüey and, to the south, Jardines de la Reina. Both still retain virgin areas in which to seek tranquility. The climate does not vary excessively throughout the year, the average annual temperature is 24.7 ºC.
In the 19th century, immigrants from Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Barbados arrived in the province, bringing with them an immense variety of cultural curiosities such as the cricket of Baraguá, the voodoo of Venezuela, the country of Majagua or the fireworks of Chambas. Thanks to all these peculiarities, these immigrants made Ciego de Ávila one of the most peculiar provinces of Cuba.
The city of Cienfuegos, which was founded in 1819 in Cuba, retains a fairly homogeneous urban core in terms of architecture, full of classic facades and slender columns that provide an environment reminiscent of nineteenth-century France in which it was inspired. In fact, the city was founded by a French emigrant (Don Luis D’Clouet).
Its wild nature and its geographical location do not place it in the first place in the list of places to visit, although it is worth enjoying its rugged landscape, its santeria and the authenticity of the Cuban street dances that are held every Saturday. in the city, as if it were a ritual. The music of the organs at night and the appetizing smell of food float in the Caribbean night.
Guantanamo province is the most eastern of Cuba. It is characterized by having a mountainous surface that caused the isolation of the rest of the island for more than four centuries. Known for the establishment of the American Naval Base in the town of Caimanera in 1902, this beautiful territory has great and impressive places to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
Havana, capital of Cuba, is a city full of paradoxes and contradictions, whose main attractions are the beauty of its historic center, its exceptional architecture, the revolutionary and Cuban iconography (from El Malecón to the Plaza de la Revolución, passing through La Giraldilla) and its wide cultural offer. The history of Havana is really fascinating, and in it you will find interesting museums, impressive restoration projects, and a magnificent musical culture that ranges from street music to cabaret.
Holguín province is the third largest in Cuba and over the years it has become one of the main industrial areas of the island. The beauty of its fields and beaches have made this province the third tourist center of the country. Holguín covers throughout the different municipalities that compose it imposing natural parks, such as the Christopher Columbus Natural Park, which, in turn, collects perfect natural enclaves for ecotourism such as the Bariay Monument National Park or the Naranjo Bay Park.
Isla de la Juventud is a very special municipality in Cuba that is located in the south of the island. Until 1978 it was called Isla de Pinos, but by decision of the National Assembly of Popular Power and announced by President Fidel Castro, the island adopted its new name in honor of the thousands of young people who studied there and collaborated in the development and the reconstruction of the island after Hurricane Alma in 1966.
Las Tunas, name derived from the characteristic vegetation of the area, is not an excessively large or popular province. Considered the eastern part of Cuba, closer to Haiti than to Havana, the one known as the "Balcony of the East" also has its own charm. Its history and folklore are in every corner of this region more rural than other areas of Cuba, but for this reason much more welcoming.
Matanzas is the second largest province in Cuba behind Havana and one of the most contributing to the economic development of the island. It is located in the western region of Cuba and, except for the highlands of the northwest and center of the province, the entire surface of Matanzas is flat. With a tropical climate almost all year round, it attracts many tourists who arrive in search of sun and beach, since Matanzas contains one of the most precious pearls in Cuba, Varadero.
Mayabeque is the smallest province of Cuba. It is a productive place, where citrus, tobacco, wine grapes and cane sugar are especially grown for Havana Club rum, whose distillery is also found in this province. Tourists, mostly Cubans, travel here attracted by its beautiful sandy beaches and the Jibacoa Beach resorts, which offers beachside accommodation at a much more affordable price than in Varadero.
Pinar del Río is the province with the most protected areas in all of Cuba, as it has two places declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and part of the Sierra del Rosario; a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Viñales Valley and several natural areas full of excellently preserved flora and fauna
Sancti Spíritus is the only province in Cuba that can boast to house two of the first seven villas founded at the beginning of the 16th century by the Spanish forward Diego Velázquez: Sancti Spíritus and Santísima Trinidad. Today the historic center of Sancti Spíritus still retains buildings that show the wide diversity of architectural styles that enriched its convoluted urban framework for three centuries, among which the Main Parish Church, the Main Theater and the bridge over the Yayabo River stand out.
Santiago de Cuba is the second most important city in the Caribbean country. It is located in the south of the island and has witnessed throughout the history of important historical events since the time of the Spanish colonization.
Strategically located in the center of the island of Cuba, Villa Clara has always been the nucleus of colonizers and revolutionaries who disputed material benefits. The pirates were a headache during the first years of colonialism in the first city of the island, Remedios, which was later abandoned due to a large fire. But his demography grew again with the arrival of Canarian settlers who brought their agricultural knowledge to tobacco plantations.
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