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Architecture of Camagüey, Cuba

The old town of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe, now Camagüey, was declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008; the main reason was its exceptional values, which distinguish it from the rest of the Cuban cities: a seductive urban nucleus, in the form of a labyrinth, enchants visitors, while its eclectic architecture gives it a particular appearance among all the settlements of Latin America.

Its inhabitants built an urban space with a very personal style that, on some occasions, lacks form at all. This sui generis way of creating a settlement left a set of codes far from the traditional layout of streets with aligned houses that, over time, cemented a solid urban identity.Read more...