Camagüey is the largest province in Cuba. Its capital is Camagüey. After almost continuous attacks from pirates, the original city (founded as Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe around 1515 on the northern coast) was moved inland in 1528. The new city was built with a confusing layout of winding alleys that made it easier to defend from any raiders. There are many blind alleys and forked streets that lead to squares of different sizes. There is only one exit from the city; should pirates ever return and succeed in entering the city (as Henry Morgan did when the city was burned in the 17th century), the hope was that the local inhabitants would be able to entrap and kill them. As part of your vacation package to Cuba, a brief stop in this town will furnish with you with historical details about Camagüey’s evolution over time, and family vacation adventures will be 100% guaranteed.
In July 2008, the old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this connection, a vacation package to Cuba should definitely include a stop here, for a bit of history laced with the city’s modern flavor.