Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje and Parroquia Mayor
The historic center of Remedios, declared National Monument in 1980, is the only one in the country with two churches in its municipal square: Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje and Parroquia Mayor. In the second one you will see a huge altar, totally gold plated, and a sculpture –presumed to be unique in the world– which represents Virgin Mary pregnant.
Indeed, what has made this simple town so well-known is the traditional parranda, whose origin dates back to the first quarter of the XIX century, dividing the population, since 1871, into two bands: San Salvador and El Carmen, represented by a rooster and a sparrow hawk, respectively. Both of them fight in the midst of smartness, imagination, music and noise from the night of the 24 of December until the next morning.