Iglesia Parroquial Mayor de San Salvador
Ana Martí Vázquez
As close as you can get to Parque Céspedes without actually being in it, Ana's rooms score highly for size, cleanliness and decent food....
Casa Natal de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
Birthplace of the 'father of the motherland,' this museum is where Céspedes was born (April 18, 1819) and spent his first 12 years....
One of Cuba's leafiest and friendliest squares, and the birthplace of the man himself, Bayamo's central meeting point is officially...
This cinema is on the western side of Parque Céspedes, by the post office. It offers everything from Gutiérrez Alea to the latest...
The front opens out onto Bayamo's main square; the rear terrace overlooks Río Bayamo and is fringed by a bucolic backdrop that will...
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor de San Salvador information
There's been a church on this site since 1514. The current edifice dates from 1740, but got devastated in the 1869 fire, so much of what you see results from building work in 1919. One original section surviving the fire is the Capilla de la Dolorosa with its gilded wooden altar.
A highlight of the main church is the central arch, which exhibits a mural depicting the blessing of the Cuban flag in front of the revolutionary army on October 20, 1868. Outside, Plaza del Himno Nacional is where the Cuban national anthem, 'La Bayamesa,' was sung for the first time in 1868.