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*'''Ignacio Agramonte Airport''' about 5 miles from the city center. International connections via charter and scheduled service to [[Havana]] (90 minutes).
 
*'''Ignacio Agramonte Airport''' about 5 miles from the city center. International connections via charter and scheduled service to [[Havana]] (90 minutes).
 
*Camaguey is near the midpoint on the Havana to Santiago train line (about 10 hours from Havana). In addition to the daily overnight train running in both directions, there is also a daytime train running to/from [[Havana]] and [[Santa Clara (Cuba)|Santa Clara]] on alternate days and another daytime train arriving from [[Santiago de Cuba]] on Thursdays and Sundays and returning on Mondays and Fridays.
 
*Camaguey is near the midpoint on the Havana to Santiago train line (about 10 hours from Havana). In addition to the daily overnight train running in both directions, there is also a daytime train running to/from [[Havana]] and [[Santa Clara (Cuba)|Santa Clara]] on alternate days and another daytime train arriving from [[Santiago de Cuba]] on Thursdays and Sundays and returning on Mondays and Fridays.
* [http://www.viazul.com/ Viazul] provides service to [[Havana]], [[Sancti Spiritus]], [[Santa Clara (Cuba)|Santa Clara]], [[Santiago de Cuba]], [[Trinidad (Cuba)|Trinidad]], and [[Varadero]].  Viazul tickets are purchased from an office right in front of where the buses stop near the far end of the terminal.
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* Viazul [http://www.viazul.com/] provides service to [[Havana]], [[Sancti Spiritus]], [[Santa Clara (Cuba)|Santa Clara]], [[Santiago de Cuba]], [[Trinidad (Cuba)|Trinidad]], and [[Varadero]].  Viazul tickets are purchased from an office right in front of where the buses stop near the far end of the terminal.
 
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*Carretera Central, Cuba's major highway passes through.
 
*Carretera Central, Cuba's major highway passes through.

Revision as of 02:07, 30 August 2008

Camagüey is the capital of Camagüey Province and Cuba's third largest city. It has some beautiful old churches, but is not really a tourist stop.

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Understand

Adelante, [1] is the local periodical.

Get in

  • Ignacio Agramonte Airport about 5 miles from the city center. International connections via charter and scheduled service to Havana (90 minutes).
  • Camaguey is near the midpoint on the Havana to Santiago train line (about 10 hours from Havana). In addition to the daily overnight train running in both directions, there is also a daytime train running to/from Havana and Santa Clara on alternate days and another daytime train arriving from Santiago de Cuba on Thursdays and Sundays and returning on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Viazul [2] provides service to Havana, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, and Varadero. Viazul tickets are purchased from an office right in front of where the buses stop near the far end of the terminal.
  • Carretera Central, Cuba's major highway passes through.

Get around

There are a few local buses running, but they tend to be infrequent and overcrowded. Some taxis are available, and there are many bicycle-taxis. The historical centre is small enough to walk around.

See

The historic centre of Camaguey is the largest in Cuba. There are several museums, including

  • Museo Provincial Ignacio Agramonte
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

You can climb the tower at the Cathedral de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria off of Plaza San Juan de Dios.

The park Casino Campestre just over the river is Cuba's largest urban park and has plenty of shade.

The local market is on the banks of the Rio Hatibonico at the south end of the historic centre.

Do

Walk around the historic centre, with its seemingly randomly oriented streets and dozens of nooks and crannies.

Buy

Eat

Drink

  • Campana de Toledo

Sleep

  • Hotel Camaguey, Carretera Central.
  • Gran Hotel, Maceo.

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