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Railway Museum, light of culture in Cuba’s heritage city (+ Photos)

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Railway Museum, light of culture in Cuba’s heritage city (+ Photos)

Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) In Camagüey, one of the regions of Cuba where the train has had the greatest influence as a means of transportation, the opening on Friday of a Railway Museum enhances the culture of its Historic Center, a World Heritage Site.
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After more than five years of sustained work, with the contribution of workers in the sector throughout the country, the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC, in Spanish) inaugurated this museum, in a ceremony attended by the Hero of the Republic of Cuba Antonio Guerrero.

February, a month of celebrations for the culture of one of the first towns founded in Cuba in 1514, was topped off by the opening of this facility in one of the areas most visited by urban tourism.

The museum is located right on the boulevard adjacent to the Plaza Hotel, the oldest hotel in operation in the city, from where the first radio broadcast in the region was made in 1924, and a place visited by prominent figures such as Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945.

“This work, which recreates the entire history and development of this means of transportation in the province, is part of an immense legacy to cover spiritual and material needs, so I thank all those who helped safeguard this historical memory,” OHCC director Jose Rodriguez said. Camagüey, which had its first stretches of railroad lines in 1851, with the Puerto Principe-Nuevitas route in the north, recalled Gaspar Betancourt, El Lugareño, the architect of the incursion of this means of transportation in this territory.

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