Parque de la Constitucion © Eyanex
Cubans have named this town The Birthplace of the Constitution. In fact, it was here that was written and made official the first Cuban Constitucion which specifies « se declaró iguales ante la Ley a todos los habitantes de la república ».

Demanding that "all be equal under the Law", the Ejército Libertador de Mambises completed in 1869 a document whose objective was the liberation of the Cuban people from the colony imposed by Spain.

Thanks to the vision and idealism of
Ignacio Agramonte, its main author, other such as Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Salvador Cisneros Betancourt and Manuel de Quesada were able to assume leadership which would eventually reach the Royal Court in Madrid. Adding her voice to the Cuban demands, Ana Betancourt insisted that womens' rights be the same as everybody else's.

It was in Guaimaro's
plaza pública on April 10 1869 that the announcement was made and this was the start of celebrations which lasted weeks here and elsewhere on the island.

Geographically, the area is crossed bu three waterways : rios Guáimaro, Ciego Molina and Saramaguacán. Natural resources include zeolith, copper, kaolin, sand, baryt, gold, and other stone stuff we never heard of ; )

In the Monte Grande sector, most of the land is used for cattle grazing and crops. A large saddlery sellerie nearby and a stone quarry in Palo Seco are some of the important employers in this part of Camaguey province. Every year, locals, camagueyanos and other Cuban vaqueros join guajiros from neighbouring towns such as Cascorro, Martí, Palo Seco, Pueblo Nuevo, San Miguel and Camalote to meet and compete in the great annual fair, the Feria Agropecuaria.

Guáimaro is the name of a local tree in the Taino aboriginal language. The local Taino population was wiped out by Spanish colonists in 1530.

Amancio, 42
Cayo Romero, 65
Cayo Sabinal, 82
Camaguey, 80
Colombia, 12
Florida, 120
Gibara, 161
Guayabal, 60
Holguin, 128
Jobabo, 31
La Habana, 608
Las Tunas, 48
Marti, 15
Nuevitas, 52
Playa Santa Lucia, 90
Puerto Padre, 100
Santa Cruz del Sur, 118
Santiago de Cuba, 250
Sibanicu, 30

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Regional Map — South Coast Camaguey-Guayabal
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Regional Map — Guaimaro to Las Tunas
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Viazul bus going through here — Ruta 16 and 24
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Photos of places, barrios and villages in Municipio
All that's natural about Camaguey provice


POPULATION 57,333 in regional municipality, of which 21,000 in Guaimaro, the town (2007)

On the south coast, at some 60 km, the seaside town of Guayabal has a beach and a campismo. On the way there, stop in lovely Amancio — see below.

The large central park, Parque de la Constitucion with its 46-foot high Obelisco was inaugurated in May 1944 to honor the libertadores with bronze plaques of José Marti, Maximo Gomez, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Ignacio Agramonte, Calixto Garcia and Antonio Maceo.
In the same park, the Mausoleo a Ana Betancourt (1832-1901), journalist and teacher, one of the first women in the world to demand womens' equal rights. Betancourt's remains were transported back from Madrid to rest in Havana's Cementerio Colon in 1968 as suggested by another great Cuban woman, Celia Sanchez Manduley (Fidel Castro's political aide until her death in 1980)
In 1982, the local mausoleum was inaugurated and declared Monumento Nacional as well as the Museo General Municipal de Guáimaro
Busto de Calixto García is a work — located on Avenida de la Libertad— of one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, Teodoro Ramos Blanco
Now located in what was first a school in 1925, the Museo Municipal General de la Constitucion relating the story of the ratification of the island's first constitution.
Viazul bus going through here — Ruta 16 and 24
Viazul bus going through here — Ruta 16 and Ruta 24
Asemblea Constituyante © Lizopedia flickr
Asemblea Constituyante © Lizopedia flickr |In the central park Sitio de la Constitucion © eyanex

Le Malecon à Puerto Padre
Parque de la Constitucion © Eyanex, panoramio |Calle al lado del Parque © Eyanex

Avenida de la Libertad, le Museo Fernando Garcia Grave de eralta © Eyanex panoramio
Soft agriculture — organoponic — without chemicals, just sun, water and human care has taken over locally, aiming at regional sufficiency © ] Other view of the plaza with the obelisco © radioguaimaro


United on the First of May, International Day of workers, here and elsewhere © radioguaimaro ] A small memorial park in support of "Los Cincos" unjustly emprisoned in the USA © radioguaimaro

Autre vue du parc de la contitution © Eyanex, panoramio
Other view of Parque de la Constitucion © Eyanex, panoramio ]The plan of the city centro as seen from the air © googlemaps


Attracting guajiros and vaqueros from the region, along with their admiradoras, the annual Country Fair, Feria Agropecuaria Guaimaro © Miriam Alvarez ]Three generations of vaqueros (cowboys) parade in town on Workers' Day in May © eyanex,


The Farmacia in nearby Cascorro : take a number ! @ Robin Thom Photography ]The barberia on a balcony in Guaimaro @ Davida,


Estuary entrance with beach in Puente Guayabal, south of Guaimaro @ oquendomora, panoramio
every April since 1978 is held here the Semana de la Cultura en Guáimaro a week of cultural events to which take part some of these institutions : Sociedad del Teatro de Guáimaro, Galería de Artes de Guaimaro, Brigada de Instructores de Arte José Martí, Brigada artística Martha Machado, Museo Salvador Cisneros de Guáimaro, Casa de Cultura, Librería Municipal Ignacio Agramonte and the great cultural site of the town, built in 1918 and modernized in 1958 : the Cine Guáimaro.

In May, it's time for Taller de tradiciones Cuiqui Sum which highlights regional literary talents of poetry, tale-telling, riddles, proverbs and epigrams Early June, in the spirit of feminist Ana Betancourt takes place the Encuentro de poetisas Décima al filo, a meet of Cuban women (and men) poets with music, dance and plastic arts

In July, since 2008, the Festival del Audiovisual at Cine Guáimaro. During the first week of October the unavoidable Feria Agropecuaria Guaimaro with horse races, rodeos, bull riding, lasso contests and everything to please the guajira and her cowboy (vaquero) In November is the annual Salón de Mural, Artesanía y Cerámica Artística (murals, arts & crafts and ceramics) in the Guaimaro art gallery.

Casa de Cultura Luz Palomares García — Theater, dance lessons, arts & crafts, music and an art gallery Cine Guáimaro — movies, theater, shows and video room.

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Calle Braulio Peña 2, e/Flores y Ana Betancourt Tel. (32) 81-1684 cel. 52 44 91 78

She rents two large bedrooms, one opening onto the large patio.


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