Camagüey - Other Places

Tourist Attractions

The Callejón de Funda del Catre (Bed Cover Alley), whose popular name, according to the neighbors of this place, comes from the fact that its width would not allow two horses to run through it together; San Juan de Dios and Carmen squares, Madres Ursulinas Convent, Las Cinco Esquinas del ángel, Aguador del Ferrocarril or the churches of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Santa Ana, Parroquial Mayor, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad and La Caridad or Sagrado Corazón de Jesús are places located downtown Camagüey which are of grate interest for visitors.

San Juan de Dios Square As well as the houses where important personalities were born; like Major General Ignacio Agramonte, hero of the first independence war; the poet Nicolás Guillén; the renowned scientist Carlos J. Finlay; and poets Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda and Aurelia Castillo.

The applies to the Teatro Principal (Main Theater), venue of the well-known Ballet Company of Camagüey, founded in 1967, and Casino Campestre, the largest of all the parks built in that Cuban city. Visiting this city gives you the opportunity to enjoy the San Juan Camagüeyano, which became a traditional celebration between 1725 and 1728 that takes place in current times today from 24 to 29 of June; tasting typical dishes the local cuisine like the ajiaco, the jerked beef or the monteria.

And at the same time get acquainted with the everyday life of a young generation of talented ceramists and get to know, first hand, a city that is considered an important cultural and scientific pilar of the nation and which gave birth, in the XVI century, to the first Cuban literary work, "Espejo de Paciencia" by the writer of the council, Silvestre de Balboa.