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Address: Parque Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba
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19th century cathedral built on the site of an 18th century predecessor,...

19th century cathedral built on the site of an 18th century predecessor, which was destroyed by fire, and its 16th century predecessor, which collapsed.

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In the historic Plaza Ignacio Agramonte which commemorates the rebellion against the Spanish and the four heroes who were killed. The church is well kept, but the main attraction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This jut one of many churches in the city, it's no bigger than others and there is nothing really special about it, unlike many churches in Mexico and the rest of Latin America which were meticulously constructed and carved by local engineers, artisans and artists. This Candelaria Cathedral has a main Altar dedicated to that Virgin it's named after, tall... More 

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Brum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It has historical fact about this cathedral. The tower is falling apart and they are looking to renovate it. Need financial help. So calm and peaceful inside.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

In the historic Plaza Ignacio Agramonte which commemorates the rebellion against the Spanish and the four heroes who were killed. The church is well kept, but the main attraction is the tower (admission 1 CUC). From the top there is a great view of the city

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Rome, Italy
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181 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

In Camaguey the citizens say (in spanish) "qué suerte que ha tenido la ciudad legendaria que es el sitio de la Candelaria" (or something like that). In this church you can understand the strong tie between the people and the holy Virgin. It worth a visit.

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BRANTFORD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

It was enjoyable in the town of Camaguey. But boring for the average person who doesn't want to know anything about History and the History of Cuba. Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes, bring sun screen and sun glasses. No peddlers to worry about. Good food and excellent bands in the bars

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

the park is in honor to one of the liberators from spain is a good place to go in the afternoons and enjoy a nice talk with your loved ones and eat in one of the close restaurants by it

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is more of a review of the square, Parque Agramonte. It's surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops. Locals come out later in the afternoon to take in conversations in the shade. Great place for a coffee and people watching.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The plaza's and squares in every city provide lots of photographic opportunities and a way to understand the establishment and settlements of each Cuban city.

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Davie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church centrally located by a small park. Inside the church is renovated, clean with beautiful images. If you have the opportunity visit it!

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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This 300 year old Cathedral was restored before the 1998 visit of Pope John Paul II. This church was dedicated to Our Lady of Candelaria, the patron saint of the city. Its top is crowned with the statue of Christ. A chapel was built on its site in 1530. And do not forget the climb up the winding stairs to... More 

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