Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 208

PlaceS of Interest Bayamo Known as the birthplace of Cuban nationality, due to it being the headquarters for the war of independence against Spain, Bayamo is the island’s second oldest city and the capital of the Granma Province. This city is especially interesting to visit in October during La Fiesta de la Cubanía, which celebrates Cuban culture. Cardenas Photo Credit: Miguel Discart Cardenas is a harbor town which gives visitors a look into the past with horse drawn carriages and cycles dominating the roads. The town has interesting offerings including several small forts and Parque Colon from where the first ever Cuban flag flew and a statue of Christopher Columbus now stands.. The town is also home to two museums, a rum factory and a daily vegetable market at the Plaza Molocoff. Photo Credit: Michael Gaylord