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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Historic Centre of Camagüey

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Cuba 
Category
Cultural
Name
Historic Centre of Camagüey
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
2008
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 2008