This is the most central province of Cuba and its northern and southern coastlines are washed by the waters of the Atlantic and the Caribbean respectively.
It has a fuller history, being another of Velazquez's original townships. From the town's pleasant main square wander two blocks south to the Parroquial Mayor, a venerable yellow towered church whose early 16th-century origins make it the country's oldest, and across to the nearby Museo de Arte Colonial.
National monument city, is renowned for its narrow winding streets and colonial architecture, with numerous colonial houses and mansions. It is also the birthplace of many traditional Cuban troubadours or singers. Visitors will be sure to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape, especially the Zaza lake and the many tobacco plantations. The symbol of the city is the bridge over the Yayabo River, located in the heart of the old part of the city, where travelers can placidly admire the interesting museum collections or rest in one of the many squares.