Cienfuegos Day 4

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Cienfuegos via Bay of Pigs

These are just some of the sites we will see in Cienfuegos

 

IMG_2558Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961, an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, supported by the U.S. government. On Apr. 17, 1961, an armed force of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed in the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) on the south coast of Cuba. Now is a pristine beach with great swimming and sightseeing.

CienfuegosCienfuegos, capital of Cienfuegos Province, is a city on the southern coast of Cuba. It is located about 160 miles from Havana and has a population of 150,000. The city is dubbed La Perla del Sur. The unique culture in Cienfuegos has attributed its ancestry as a French enclave. City highlights include an architecturally noteworthy group of buildings that were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Be sure to stop by the stunning Cultural Centre, a palatial home that now hosts after-school activities like dance and music for local students.

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