CIEGO DE ÁVILA
Ciego de Avila is the capital of a province whose development depends mainly on agriculture and tourism. The first settlements date back to the XVI century when a notable aborigine population started to inhabit the area.
The area has a modern international airport and a Main Theatre (Teatro Principal), built in 1927, while the Church of San Eugenio de la Palma (Iglesia de San Eugenio de la Pal... For more information...
Also known as the City of the Rooster (Ciudad del Gallo), it is the closest settlement to the isles of the King’s Gardens (Jardines del Rey) and Turiguanó, a Dutch settlement founded in the sixties decade of the XIX century, and the lagoon of La Redonda (45 square kilometres) where there is an international fishing centre. These are places the visitor must see in the province.
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MORON ROOSTER (GALLO DE MORÓN)
Time has not been able to erase the night of May 2nd of 1982, when the Morón Rooster, in the province of Ciego de Ávila, returned to its pedestal in order to proclaim itself as an undeniable symbol of this town. Some time before this date, intense days of hard labour working on the statue of considerable size and delicate shapes, awaited the Cuban artist Rita Longa, who endeavoured to craft it as ... For more information...
This is the largest archipelago of those that surround the island of Cuba and is part of the province of Ciego de Ávila. The most famous, the Gardens of the King (Jardines del Rey) is of astounding beauty and is one of the main tourist destinies of beaches in the country.
Its marine bottoms are protected by a coral reef that is the second most extensive in the world, because the first is in A... For more information...
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