The largest province of
the country, Camagüey is a major cradle of the Cuban
It is in the streets of unique layout, the seigniorial
large houses, plazas and churches, that was born Nicolas
Guillen, the National Poet of Cuba. Of vital importance
in the history of Spanish-American poetry, his long time
friend Garcia Lorca classified Guillen as the most important
poet of the XXth century on the American continent.
Camagüey is also the home of the prestigious ballet
company Ballet de Camagüey, the second largest in the
country and among the 20 top ones on an international level.
The province also counts on a fabulous Symphonic Orchestra,
also among the most important ones of the continent.