Desembarco de Maceo por Playa de Duaba, Baracoa. Cuba
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Description Monuments: Desembarco de Maceo por Playa de Duaba, Baracoa. Cuba
The Duaba beach, in the town of Baracoa, Guantánamo province, is the place where occured the landing of Antonio Maceo and a group of patriots, on April 1st 1895, to join the uprising of February 24th. The site is located northwest of Baracoa city, about 4 miles of it, the road leads to the town of Mabujabo. It is still little altered by man, there are modest homes near and a vegetation typical of the Cuban coast.
In Duaba takes place some of the most important, beautiful and trascendetal events of the this war. The event was the arrival of the British Honors chooner, directed by General Antonio Maceo and Flor Crombet, on April 1st of that year. Joined to it, in the landing, 23 expeditioners who kissed the cuban earth when they arrived and made a solemn promise to make all efforts for the triumph of the ideal of freedom and independence or die in the fighting.
After landing, the expeditioners headed to the village of Duaba and camped on a small elevation of a place called Naranjo. Here was where the military general Antonio Maceo organized the expedition and gave the first orders to keep men at war and to repel any Spanish aggression.
The monument to the beach suffered an important restoration in 2000, which was made by the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution. On December 25th 1979 was declared National Monument by the National Monuments Committee.
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Desembarco de Maceo por Playa de Duaba is located in Baracoa
Baracoa, located in the easternmost part of Cuba, has become one of the top tourist attractions in Guantanamo Province. Baracoa's verdant mountains and the many rivers and streams which come rushing down to the sea here form an enticing natural setting to which historic and cultural elements contribute their own attractions.
Coconut and cacao plantations are plentiful near Baracoa, but it has some unique attractions, too. For example, there's the Parra Cross, which Christopher Columbus brought to shore here in 1492-one of the 29 he left in Spanish America.
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (in the Cuchillas del Toa Preserve of the Biosphere); Alemanes Pass, the Yumuri River Valley, Boma and Mata Bays and the view from the natural terraces in La Maquina Municipality offer you scenery that will make your vacation truly memorable.