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Thursday, December 14, 2017

About Camagüey / Patrimony


  • Interpreting Camagüey

    Interpreting Camagüey

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa/Radio Cadena Agramonte.

    One of the buildings escorting the Ignacio Agramonte Park - in the urban historic core of the city of Camagüey, proclaimed a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO- is what at the time of the Spanish colony was considered to be the highest building in the village: the Edificio Collado, placed on Marti Street, between Cisneros and Independencia Streets.

  • Ciudad 500: A Program Delving Deep into the Heritage of Camagüey

    Ciudad 500: A Program Delving Deep into the Heritage of Camagüey

    By Yolanda Ferrera Sosa / Radio Cadena Agramonte

    The comprehensive cultural and conservation program known as Ciudad 500, which is underway in the city of Camagüey under the auspices of the Office of the City Historian (OHCC), is an expression of respect and commitment to the assets that our generation has inherited after almost 500 years of history.

  • Camagüey on its Way to Celebrate its 500th Anniversary

    Camagüey on its Way to Celebrate its 500th Anniversary

    By Alex López Almaguer/Radio Cadena Agramonte.

    The so-called “Ciudad 500” project, which has been designed to mark the 500th anniversary of the former Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe village (known since the early 1900’s as the city of Camagüey), enters a stage in which many renovation works are receiving a tremendous boost and other constructions just begin.

  • Camagüey Holds Symposium on How to Do a Better Job in Managing a Patrimonial City

    Camagüey Holds Symposium on How to Do a Better Job in Managing a Patrimonial City

    By Daymaris Taboada Moreno / Radio Cadena AgramonteThe everyday life in patrimonial cities turns out to be complex, because of the interaction of physical factors which give shape to the cultural identity of their inhabitants and their environment. Contemporary buildings, coexisting in an urban …
  • The City of Camagüey Is Celebrating its 498th Anniversary

    The City of Camagüey Is Celebrating its 498th Anniversary

    Camagüey, Feb 2. – It is said that in early February 1514, there was a solemn and peculiar ceremony in the north of what is today Camagüey province.A group of Spaniards and aboriginal inhabitants dug a deep hole on the ground and sunk a log into it to mark the point around which a new village wo…
  • World Urbanism Day, a Date the City of Camagüey Particularly Values

    World Urbanism Day, a Date the City of Camagüey Particularly Values

    By Pablo Cabero Viamontes/Radio Cadena Agramonte.pabloc@rcagramonte.icrt.cu Today, the World Urbanism Day is internationally observed. This celebration was proposed by the late Argentinean Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera, who requested this in 1949 to encourage those professionals engaged in th…
  • City of Camagüey Preserving its Cultural Heritage

    City of Camagüey Preserving its Cultural Heritage

    By Adary Rodríguez Pérez / Radio Cadena Agramonte.
    adary@rcagramonte.icrt.cu

    When one tours the cobbled streets of the historic center of the once village of Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe, as in a postcard, one can find new nuances on the old buildings façades.

  • Fiesta del Tinajón: a Festival for the Cultural Values of Camagüey

    Fiesta del Tinajón: a Festival for the Cultural Values of Camagüey

    By Adary Rodríguez Pérez / Radio Cadena Agramonte

    A legend tells the story that if you dare to drink the fresh and sweet waters from a Camaguey-made tinajón (big earthenware vessel), then you will always come back to the city.

  • A Landmark Survives in Jaronú, Northern Camagüey

    A Landmark Survives in Jaronú, Northern Camagüey

    By Rolando Sarmiento Ricart / Photos: Otilio Rivero Delgado

    Eighty nine years have passed but beauty never vanishes when it takes its roots; and Jaronú, a village located in Esmeralda, some 94 kilometers north of Camagüey, dresses up in all its finery, for it is going to be proclaimed Cuba’s National Monument in July.

  • Skilled Leather Artisans Preserve Old Tradition in Camagüey

    Skilled Leather Artisans Preserve Old Tradition in Camagüey

    By Eric Pacheco Fandiño / Radio Cadena AgramonteThe realistic life-size replica of an elegant Arabian horse welcomes those who enter the El Potro leather workshop in the city of Camagüey. The oldest artisans in the workshop remember that there were only there figures of this type in Cuba. They…