Landolia, a World of Photos
Latest Photos of the World in RSS feed
Sign In

Cuba, Historic Centre of Camaguey

 Posted by , last edited on October 21, 2013 at 06:10:26

Location Camagüey Province, Camagüey, Cuba
Coordinates N21 22 43 W77 55 7
Property 54 ha
Date of Inscription 2008

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1270 )

One of the first seven villages founded by the Spaniards in Cuba, Camagüey played a prominent role as the urban centre of an inland territory dedicated to cattle breeding and the sugar industry. Settled in its current location in 1528, the town developed on the basis of an irregular urban pattern that contains a system of large and minor squares, serpentine streets, alleys and irregular urban blocks, highly exceptional for Latin American colonial towns located in plain territories. The 54 ha Historic Centre of Camagüey constitutes an exceptional example of a traditional urban settlement relatively isolated from main trade routes. The Spanish colonizers followed medieval European influences in terms of urban layout and traditional construction techniques brought to the Americas by their masons and construction masters. The property reflects the influence of numerous styles through the ages: neoclassical, eclectic, Art Deco, Neo-colonial as well as some Art Nouveau and rationalism.

Photos from Landolia

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Church Rovirosa Family House, Historic Centre of Camaguey

More photos and localization on interactive Google Map

About Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche on Google+
Simon Laroche on Twitter
Simon Laroche on Facebook
Simon Laroche on Pinterest
Simon Laroche on LinkedIn
: Coder, Designer, Webmaster and Expert SEO Consulting, Simon Laroche is also a wise traveller and an avid amateur photographer. He created the website Landolia and many others...

Leave a comments

Your Name or Pseudo
Your Email (not displayed)

Latest pages

Recent activity