Founded in 1817 and delightfully frozen in time, the charming coastal fishing port of Gibara known as the ‘white town’, boasts an abundance of parks, beautiful architecture and friendly inhabitants, and was recently named by the Guardian as ‘Cuba’s best kept secret’.
This hidden sleepy gem was declared a National Monument in 2002, and in 2003, one of the coolest Latin film festivals the (https://ficgibara.com/en/), arrived and has made Gibara its home every year in July.
Christopher Columbus once reputedly remarked that the Gibara region was ‘the most beautiful land that human eyes saw’, although there is some dispute over whether it was the Bay of Gibara or the Bay of Bariay where Christopher Columbus' ships reached during his first voyage to Cuba.
Well worthy of a visit for those in the region.
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