El Cobre de Santiago de Cuba declared National Monument

Una procesión en Santiago de Cuba con la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.

HAVANA TIMES — The cultural landscape of the town of El Cobre in Santiago de Cuba and the sites of the way of the Patron Saint of Cuba, was declared a National Monument on Sunday, during the celebrations of the Caribbean Fire Festival, reported AIN.

The temple at El Cobre houses the image of the Virgin of Charity and the towns of Barajagua and Cayo la Virgen were also included as they are part of the route of pilgrimage.

The area was also witness to the first African slave uprisings on the island, at the copper mines located there.