Capital of the most eastern province of Cuba with an approximate extension of 6 184 square kilometers which is only six percent of the country’s total surface area.
The city is bathed by the Guaso River and the growing urban development is a constant reason of worry for its dwellers.
The historical quarters together with the park are surrounded by the main roads, and are always quite an attraction for the visitors.
The nearby presence of the Naval Base on a portion of the territory usurped by the United States government since 1903, has left its mark on some of the ancient buildings in the area.
In 1928 the composer Joseito Fernández became inspired an wrote his immortal theme “Guajira Guantanamera”, a piece that has toured the world as a loyal symbol of Cuban music.
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