It is the capital of the province of the same name, where Christopher Columbus, when he landed on Cuban soil, specifically in the area of Bariay, said, “This is the most beautiful land that human eyes have seen”.
It has been hailed by many the city of the parks, as well as being identified by a high hill that marks what the geographical north is, and on the very peak there is a huge wooden cross. This hill is known as the Hill of the Cross (La Loma de la Cruz). Precisely in this place loaded with beautiful traditions, is where its inhabitants celebrate the May Pilgrimages (Romerías de Mayo), a the popular festivity of the Iberian- American culture.
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