Guantanamo Celebrates 150th Birthday

Guantanamo, Cuba in its 150th anniversary as a city.

Photo Feature by Reynaldo La O

HAVANA TIMES – The City of Guantanamo, Cuba celebrates its 150th birthday as a city.  While the entire country is suffering an acute shortage of basic consumer products including some building materials, an important date like this one couldn’t go by without shining up downtown.

The initial settlement was actually first settled in 1796. It was 74 years later that it had the population to be made a city. Likewise, it is the capital of the far eastern Cuban province with the same name.

So as Havana celebrated its 500th anniversary last year, now Guantanamo reaches 150 during the Covid-19 crisis.

Here are some pictures of the spruced up downtown area.

See more photo features in Havana Times.

2 thoughts on “Guantanamo Celebrates 150th Birthday

  • Well just like in Canada that is something that can change at any time with the Covid-19 situation. Stay tuned, we will be covering this.

  • Good info
    Like to know when Canadian tourist can freely travel among the island of Cuba. The history and people are fantastic

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