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t Customers waiting outside a colourful bakery in Gibara

South of the bay that Columbus named Río de Mares (River of Seas) is the picturesque town of Gibara, famous for an extensive network of caves on the edge of town, perfect for exploring. In the 19th century, Gibara was the main port on the northern coast of the province of Oriente, and has the most important colonial architecture in the area. The shady Malecón (seafront) has a statue of Columbus shown gazing at the horizon, a restored garrison and views of the small fishing harbour. From here, ...

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