We Visit Bayamo, Granma in Eastern Cuba

Photo Feature by Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz


HAVANA TIMES – Bayamo was one of the first villages founded in Cuba by the Spanish. Some nine hundred kilometers east of Havana and a hundred from Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo is the capital of Granma province, a city steeped in history.

Bayamo is recognized for being the place where the Cuban independence fights began, the birthplace of independence leader Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, and for being the place where the notes of the national anthem were first sung.

Nowadays Bayamo has a population of around 250,000 inhabitants. It is a quiet, clean city, with hospitable and friendly people, and that, like most of the cities of Cuba, has a nice pedestrian boulevard that we show you today in this set of images.



Click on the thumbnails below to view all the photos in this gallery


  • peter mulheron Scotland

    It is a great pity that the lovely photographs could not be viewed full size, the detail of the photographs are lost in the size of the clips offered.

    • editorht

      In the future with our new format we will be increasing the size.

  • Martín Proenza

    Awesome! I live in Bayamo.