Photo Feature by Janis Hernandez
HAVANA TIMES — This photo feature hopes to capture the beauty of Santiago de Cuba, a city celebrated in the couplets and verses of bards and poets.
Here, you will see a stunning confluence of different architectural styles, from baroque to neoclassical traditions, a fascinating combination of balconies, enormous windows, colonial buildings and uniquely inclined streets. I especially want to share with you the city’s squares, parks and beaches.
Brimming with history, Santiago de Cuba boasts Cuba’s first cathedral and museum, and the continent’s first copper mine, among its many treasures.
This, and the unparalleled charisma of its people, contributes to the charm of the city, founded by Diego Velazquez de Cuellar back in 1515. Until the mid-16th century, it was Cuba’s capital. Today, it is considered the second most important city on the island.
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