Camagüey, also known as the city of tinajones (large clay pots) , used in ancient times for water reserves, is the third largest Cuban city on the island of Cuba, located between Ciego de Ávila and Las Tunas. Camagüey is characteristic for its unique urban layout. Its labyrinthine streets, more reminiscent of a Moroccan medina than the squared streets of the rest of Cuba. According to the legend, the reason for the sinuous streets and the narrow and hidden alleys is the solution found to the centuries of struggle against the pirates of attacking the city. This peculiar layout was developed to confuse the invaders and protect the residents. There is also something special about Camagüey, and that is that it has a Catholic soul that the rest of the country lacks. Therefore, among its narrow streets we discover a city of baroque churches and golden altars that you can not miss. Some of them are the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candelaria, built with the money raised during the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1998, or the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, the most impressive colonial church in Camagüey.
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