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Baracoa, Cuba...

Baracoa is a lovely city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was founded by the first governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1511. It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba.

Baracoa is located on the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba on his first voyage. It is thought that the name stems from the indigenous Arauaca language word meaning "the presence of the sea."

Columbus was so impressed by the beauty of Baracoa that he described it in his logbook as "the most beautiful place in the world... I heard the birds sing that they will never ever leave this place..."

Scanned from slide, levelled, applied Neat Image.

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