By Luis Rondon Paz
HAVANA TIMES — Located in the island’s central-eastern region, Camaguey city is well-known across Cuba for its large clay pots and the way its streets were built, especially the historic center, which can confuse any visitor who comes for the first time.
I have had the opportunity to visit this city many times, some for work reasons and other times for pleasure. On this particular visit, my short trip to the city of clay pots was strictly as a tour guide.
You could say that Camaguey’s historic center is different from other Cuban cities because of its cultural and architectural diversity, especially its houses which aren’t very high. Its pedestrian boulevard is normally always busy with people. So much so, that you feel like you’re walking down Obispo Street in the capital city of Havana.
However, this pedestrian street is much wider, most of the houses along it have been well conserved, there are less tourists and less people trying to get you to visit their restaurants, buy art, cigars or sex.
And after 11 PM, Camaguey’s historic center becomes a ghost town. Except for some policemen on their nightshift.
Here are some shots I took.
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