Granma

Granma is a province with rich historical traditions. Its Capital City is Bayamo, a place full of History, where for the first time the Cuban anthem was heard. The city is famous for the carriages pulled by horses, which are the most popular means of transportation, the city that preserves in its historic center the plaza the house of Cuban Nationality. Granma possesses the 48% of the Cuban historic sites and was granted the National Monument title. Within the province hotels like Sierra Maestra,Villa Bayamo are found in Bayamo city while Guacanayabo , Marea del Portillo and Farallon del Caribe are located in Manzanillo.

Granma Province and Bayamo

Granma is a province with rich historical traditions, the fascinating contrast of its landscapes, a combination of sea, mountains and fertile planes and itsl nature are the biggest attractions which support the tourism development; an extensive plane divided into two by the mountains of La Sierra Maestra, irrigated by the long Cauto River and covering 8,365 km2 of the southeast portion of Cuba. Granma posesses the 48% of the Cuban historic sites and was granted the National Monument title. Bayamo was the second villa founded by the Spanish colonizers (1513); and was declared the capital of the Republic in Arms, onlya few days after the beginning on October 10th 1868 in La Demajagua of the first indepences war or the 10 years war. It was Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, the person who began the first of the Cuban wars for independence.With the menacing possibility of falling in the hands of the spanish military forces, the Bayameses (person born in Bayamo) decided to burn the city on January 12 , 1869 to leave them only the ashes of the brave villa. Bayamo, the Capital of Granma is a place full of History, where for the first time the Cuban anthem was heard.The city is famous for the carriages pulled by horses, which are the most popular transportation means of the city that preserves in its historic center the plaza the house of Cuban Nationality; and the Parroquial Church of San Salvador de Bayamo, which preserves with jealousy the only fresco in any of the churches of the Island inspired in a patriotic event, and where the Chapel of Dolores (1740) remains open for visitors to see its baroque altarpiece, one of the most beautiful in the country. This city was granted the National Monument title.

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