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Las Tunas is the least visited of Cuba's provinces, seldom meriting a stop by persons traveling along the Carretera Central (Central Highway) between Camaguey and Holguin.

Tourism development at Punta Covarrubias on the Atlantic coast is still in its infancy, and much of the rest of the province is cattle country. The city of Las Tunas has a few monuments and museums dedicated to the 19th century struggles for independence in this area.

The inscription Quemada Antes Que Esclava (burned before enslaved) on the monument in our travel photo recalls the burning of Las Tunas by the Spanish during the Second War of Independence.

All the photos on Cuba-Pictures.com are by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.
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Agricultural workers aboard a truck
on the Carretera Central, Las Tunas
Cuba welcomes visitors. This Caribbean country offers a unique and very different travel experience.

A Ministerio de Comunicaciones (MC) Correos mailbox.

A monument to Vicente Garcia, independence hero of Las Tunas.

A freelance fritura vender frying his cornmeal cakes.

The white egret is often found around cattle feeding on insects.

Mercado Agropecuario or public farmers market in Las Tunas.

The palma barrigona (big belly palm) is worthy of its name.

The white mariposa (butterfly jasmine) is Cuba's national flower.

The ceiba (silk-cotton tree) is sacred in Cuban mythology.