By Mónika de los Ángeles Escobedo Artola / Student of Social Communication.
It has been 203 years since King Fernando VII saw in our region the ability to become something great. And yes, the village grew. Today it is more extensive than then, its beauty remains and in some spaces it is as if time had forgotten to pass.
After five centuries, and many transformations, this, Camagüey, is a city that enchants; that invites you to walk through its streets, squares and feel ourselves owners of each legend and popular character that is in it.
That is why it is not surprising when a local who is far from home, dreams of the moment of returning to his homeland; the one that generates a deep sense of belonging since childhood and is manifested with greater force when, for some reason, we are far away.
The same happens with the people of Camagüey who have the opportunity to meet or live in other locations in Cuba: we cannot avoid longing or stop showing off their buildings, traditions, parties, illustrious children, typical foods and our way of speaking, unique in Cuba.
We come to your defense if anyone dares to minimize it; and it is that this city generates in its inhabitants a high level of pride for it, to the point that many foreigners say that in no other territory of the country is it so evident as here.
For everyone who lives or visits it, Camagüey is the soul of those who inhabit it. Those who have an instinctive love for her, who love her just because, more as a reflection than as a teaching.
Camagüey is the half-millennial city to which the Title of City was granted on November 12, 1817, when it showed the image of a prosperous place, full of slender buildings and surrounded by the Tínima and Hatibonico rivers .
It has been 203 years since King Fernando VII saw in our region the ability to become something great. And he was not wrong; every day we enjoy the immense happiness and the pride of living here. (Photo: Rachel García)