Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa

the village of the holy spirit, baracoa, guantanamo, polymita

Polymita, considered by experts as the world’s most beautiful land snail, is only found in Baracoa. (Photo taken from: http://www.cubatesoro.com)

Baracoa, the oldest city of Cuba, was founded on August 15, 1511. It was named as “Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa”.  It is located to the north of the Cuban eastern province of Guantanamo,  997.4 kilometers (619,7 miles) away from Havana.

 

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