Cities of Ciego de Ávila and Morón
The most important cities near the North Cays of the province are Ciego de Ávila and Morón.
The city of Ciego de Ávila, with more than 420 thousand inhabitants, occupies the seventh place in the country. Predominant vernacular and eclectic architecture are also expressed Arabic with Andalusian root, baroque and art-deco. The presence of corridors and neoclassical columns mark the image of the city. Buildings such as the Main Theater, the Catholic Cathedral, the Fort of the Trocha and others, are of architectural and historical interest. The city of portals and pineapple, as Ciego de Avila is known, preserves in its vicinity the then largest Spanish fortification in the colonies of the new continent during the 19th century, one of the most important military monuments in Latin America: Gauge. Read more...
In the same way, a valuable archaeological piece of what was a military line built from 1869 at the beginning of 1872 stands out in the area: La Trocha from Júcaro to Morón, which extended from north to south, from the city of Júcaro to Morón , With 68 kilometers of forts, moats, barbed wire and casemates heavily guarded by hundreds of soldiers, plus a parallel railway. It was raised to prevent the passage of the mambises, who fought for the independence of Cuba against the Spanish army.
For its part, the City of the Rooster, as it is known to Morón, was founded in 1543. The sculpture of the rooster, that with defiant attitude defends the entrance of the town, keeps a very tasty history. The name of Morón responds to the fact of having been erected on a small elevation, because the meaning of Morón: small mound of land located at the edge of a forest.
Center of railway traditions, Morón has a beautiful train station, which links by rail to the municipality with the whole country. It is a long and narrow city, bordered by the El Roble and Cimarrones canals, of architectural conformation based on large French tile houses, of corridors, but in the contemporaneity made up of colors and mixed with modern buildings that lose the continuity of the years.
There remain in its architecture remnants of the colonial, although there are also expressions of the eclectic and neoclassical. The Spanish Colony, the Railway Station, the House of Culture and other buildings give a relevant value to the city center. Its streets have the contrast of displaying an enormous amount of bicycles and horse-drawn cars, in which tourists usually travel through the picturesque village.