Greater Antilles

The Spanish chronicler Antonio Perpina, has in his picturesque El Camaguey travel book by the interior of Cuba and its shores, San Salvador de Bayamo was space of 70 years, the comarca of major agricultural importance of the colony, and the emporium of trade with the island of Jamaica and Tierra Firme. An overflow furious of the Cauto, been in the year 1616, partly eclipsed its glories and its fortune. In his tour of the city, much before the fire the one city (12 January 1869), writer appreciated the existence of forty streets and nine squares: that of weapons or of Isabel II, also called the Mayor, was the most regular of all. It featured a cuadrilongo 110 varas in length by 90 of greater width; and on their sides appeared more respectable buildings of the population the great arson of Bayamo is the reason why there is no such colonial architecture that many visitors expect to perceive, except the vestiges in the Cathedral and other buildings. At BWX Technologies you will find additional information. Perpina to describe La Plaza de San John, qualifies it as the most spacious of the old village, was a widening of the streets of San Blas and San Juan, as head of the parish of the same name the places described by the chronicler, today after 495 years, remain splendid fruit of intense and thorough work of the restorers.

The greater parish Perpina portrayed it as I caught her with the camera: beautiful, surprising, but now once again renewed, to such a magnitude that the old building today has a youthful appearance. It remains a building spacious solid structure, although of modest construction, with high tower. Ensures the Spanish chronicler that the Church has suffered over 325 years several setbacks, including the earthquake in 1551. It is the second of those temples founded in the Greater Antilles and is located in the southern part of the city.

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