Hotels - Colon Managed by Melia Hotels International

About  Colon Managed by Melia Hotels International

Located on the main street of Camaguey, Hotel Colon was inaugurated in 1926.

A building of refinement, its most impressive single feature is its bar; which highly skilled craftsmen made of precious wood.

Its meticulous decorative design, complemented with the insertion of natural elements, makes it an extremely pleasant setting.

Ciudad de Camagüey

Ignacio Agramonte Park

The principal park of the Camaguey city comprises part of the area of the old Plaza de Armas (1528), just to the south of the Museo Casa Natal de Ignacio Agramonte. A dashing equine statue of Mayor General Ignacio Agramonte forms the centerpiece of the park. On one side of the park we have the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, patron saint of the city.

Parque Ignacio Agramonte, Camagüey

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

Camagüey's cathedral is on the southeastern edge of Parque Ignacio Agramonte. The primitive temple was built in 1617, rebuilt at the end of 17 century and beginning of the 18 century. The most recent of several renovations took 15 years and included replacing the wood-beam ceiling. Its refurbished exterior is an attractive beige and yellow. The most impressive aspect of the spacious interior is the large wood-and-marble altar, behind which shine stained glass and a statue of the Virgin Mary. It has a tower with the image of Christ (1937).

Calle República y Ave. Iganacio Agramonte, Camagüey

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

According to legend, a statue of the Virgin fell from a wagon at this spot in the late 1600s; seeing it as a sign from heaven, the locals built a hermitage for it, which was later replaced by this church, completed in 1776. This church dedicated to Our Lady of Solitude is a beautiful example of Cuban Baroque architecture. Thick, square columns rise into high arches decorated with lovely floral frescoes, above which is a mudejar wooden ceiling with ornate carved beams.

Ciudad de Camagüey

San Juan de Dios Square

Another splendid feature of Camagüey – and marvelously restored – is Plaza San Juan de Dios, an angular old cobblestoned square surrounded by brightly hued single-storey buildings dating from the 18th century, plus a lovely yellow church with a fine mahogany ceiling and altar, alongside a restored former hospital. It is the most perfect urban assemblage of colonial past colonial and the most singular square of the city. There are several houses of a notable architectural value in the place together with San Juan de Dios Church, a building from 1728.

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