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History of Baracoa in Cuba

“Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa” was the official name given to the first village founded in 1511 by the Spanish conqueror Diego Velázquez, becoming the first capital city and first Bishopdom of Cuba. Today this has been shortened to simply Baracoa. To this day, Baracoa is still recognized as Cuba’s “First City”. The […]

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