Bayamo is one of the most beautiful and most important cities of Cuba. It is the capital of the Granma Province and is one of the largest cities in the Oriente region. The city is located in the east of the country, on the banks of the Bayamo River.
The city has a history of almost 500 years and its original name was 'San Salvador de Bayamo', which was founded in 1513. It gained the status of a city in 1827. The city had an important place in Cuba's war of independence in 1895. The city is also of historical importance, as the place where the Cuban national anthem was composed and performed for the first time. The people of Bayamo who did not want the city fall into Spanish hands again, choose to burn the city and the city, which continued to stand out in the Cuban revolution for 100 years, has an intellectual profile. An Afro-Cuban base and the country's philosophical center, the city is also known as and goes by the name, 'ice cream capital' and 'heaven of gastronomy'.
The city has an amazing atmosphere that offers a visual feast in architecture with its Spanish colonial buildings. The tradition of the citys horse-drawn carriages, allow you to go sightseeing through the narrow and steep streets and view some of the history of the city with its museums. You can hear the best rhythms of Cuban music here and see the most beautiful works of their cultural heritage in the squares. The granite-covered famous Calle General Garcia Square, Bayamo’s Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery are just a few of these works and you will find many more places to discover in the land of happy people.
The economy of Bayamo is based on cattle breeding, the dairy industry, and its construction of rich minerals extracted from copper and manganese. While in agriculture, sugar, coffee and rice are mostly grown, tourism is also an important source of income. The city has transportation by road and rail, but also has an airport. To transfer between the city center and the airport, you can take advantage of vehicles such as taxis and buses or you can also ride on the traditional horse-drawn carriages from the colonial period.
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Bayamo flights are organized to Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Airport.
London-Bayamo 9 hour 10 minutes.