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Captivating Camaguey, Cuba's third largest city, stands on the wide central savanna halfway between Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Camaguey's well preserved old quarter is a winding maze of narrow streets and dead end roads designed to confuse marauding Caribbean pirates.

Camaguey is an important cultural center with many venues for the city's musicians, and for the visitor, numerous museums. Our Camaguey travel photos show some of the monumental stone churches which face the squares. Horse drawn carts and carriages rule the roadways, with cool colonial courtyards providing respite from the bustle and summer heat. The closest beach resort to the city of Camaguey is Playa Santa Lucia on the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast.

All the photos on Cuba-Pictures.com are by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.
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The tower of the Iglesia de la Soledad marks the entrance to the old town.
Cuba welcomes visitors. This Caribbean country offers a unique and very different travel experience.

Folk musicians at a popular restaurant on Plaza San Juan de Dios.

Cabaret dancers perform on Parque Ignacio Agramonte.

A bird's-eye view of Calle Maceo in colonial Camaguey.

Huge tinajones clay pots are used to store rainwater.

A church in Nuevitas on the road to Playa Santa Lucia.

Musicians loading their tumbadoras or conga drums on a horsecart.

Carriages waiting at a level crossing near the main railway station.

A private passenger truck preparing to load in Camaguey.