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Cienfuegos , The perl of the South

Cienfuegos, also named the pearl of the South, is the smallest province in Cuba, but the third as importance. The small town is centered on the main square, Jose Marti, where there are the most beautiful examples of architecture of the city, also included in UNESCO. The Southern Pearl was inhabited by Native Americans when it was discovered by Columbus in 1494. Later, the city was built by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana. It was originally called the Fernandina in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain and local Native American chief. Today it is named after Captain Jose Cienfuegos. The city is very intuitive and it is easy to walk around without getting lost. It is small and quiet but you don’t have much to do except walking around. The most pleasant street is Paseo de Prado. Here you see families sitting on porches listening to the radio…