Last August 29, a tornado struck with its destructive force a portion of the oldest area of the ancient city of Camagüey; this September 4, a new tornado, of hope, joy and certainty in the future, shook from one end to another to the legendary city and to the Agramonte´s province, with laughter, of the adolescent and young people, when the centers at all levels of education filled their classrooms.
Despite the distance of more than 100 km that separate the city from Santa Lucía beach, each summer becomes a compulsory destination for thousands of workpeople who venture to take a dip, attracted by the sweet aroma of saltpeter and its warm waters.
Although Santa Lucia doesn't look today as beautiful as in the past, remains the main destination of the Camagüey´s family vacationer, such that each July and August insists on filling the white sands of this beach resort.
With each new June comes the San Juan, the Authentic Party of the Camagüey´s citizens that takes place in an atmosphere of total elation cultural, through the frenzy of all artistic.
As a diamond with soul of kiss defined the Apostle of the independence of Cuba the most illustrious of the Camagüey´s citizens. Locals and foreigners know about Ignacio Agramonte´s impetuous attitude, his military workmanship, his supreme intelligence, his love for Amalia; and those who inhabit this soft region of shepherds and hats take proudly the adopted name of agramontinos(Agramonte´s children).
Those who visit this city that is half a milenium old, succumb to the charm of its picturesque landscape, its layout in the form of hank or broken dish, in which stand out winding streets with its small multiform squares in perfect harmony with the complex of paving stones, which is situated on the spectacular scenery of Camagüey.
In an area of approximately 131 thousand 500 square meters, the Gonzalo de Quesada Park, official name of the site known among locals and outsiders as the Casino Campestre, or simply, the Casino, extends majestic and relaxing, almost in the heart of Camagüey.
What is love but that common force that takes the feeling everywhere? And it is that the love summons in all its manifestations: art, human beauty, friendship, family, the couple. Love is the work that is built from a shared universe, is where the infinite becomes an act of creation, is that and much more. It is finally, practice of life.
For three years, the Camagüey´s citizen have been enjoying exquisite pieces of the hand of craftsmen and goldsmiths in the Fair “Art 500+”, in the middle of the celebrations of every new anniversary of the former village of Santa Maria of the Port of the Prince.
Founded over 500 years ago, the former village of Santa Maria of the Port of the Prince, present Camagüey, continues awakening its inhabitants with the sound of the bells of the churches.