Visitando y conociendo mi bello Cienfuegos. Parte 1. Visiting and getting to know my beautiful Cienfuegos. Part 1[Esp/Eng].


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Hola amigos de esta maravillosa comunidad, hoy quisiera compartir con ustedes un viaje que realicé a la ciudad de Cienfuegos, fueron varios días caminando y conociendo los lugares más emblemáticos y significativos, aunque estoy segura de que siempre se nos quedó algo. Hoy solo les voy a hablar del centro de ciudad y de sus principales edificaciones, aclaro que no todas, ya que es realmente extenso y con una arquitectura muy variada.

Hello friends of this wonderful community, today I would like to share with you a trip I made to the city of Cienfuegos, I spent several days walking and visiting the most emblematic and significant places, although I am sure we always missed something. Today I am only going to talk about the city center and its main buildings, I clarify that not all of them, since it is really extensive and with a very varied architecture.


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En sus principios su arquitectura era neoclásica, deslumbrando los ojos de todo aquel que la visitara, aunque luego fue transformándose hacia formas más eclécticas, sin perder la armonía de su paisaje urbano. El mar ha sido el protagonista fundamental de su riqueza y singularidad física con el que se vinculan sus principales valores tanto urbanísticos como ambientales. Esta conexión entre el entorno marino y la ciudad hacen que Cienfuegos, en especial su centro histórico, se convierta en un bien patrimonial excepcional. La ciudad en general posee un magnífico ambiente marítimo, el cual junto a la tranquilidad que transmiten sus amplias calles hacen que se convierta en un destino turístico tanto nacional como internacional.

In its beginnings its architecture was neoclassical, dazzling the eyes of anyone who visited it, although it was later transformed into more eclectic forms, without losing the harmony of its urban landscape. The sea has been the fundamental protagonist of its richness and physical uniqueness with which its main urban and environmental values are linked. This connection between the marine environment and the city makes Cienfuegos, especially its historic center, an exceptional heritage asset. The city in general has a magnificent maritime environment, which together with the tranquility transmitted by its wide streets make it a national and international tourist destination.


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La estructura especial que presenta su centro histórico se ha conservado con el paso de los años, destacando cada una de sus plazas y paseos, calles anchas y la línea de fachada de estilo clásico sin portales. Por el tiempo no tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar todos los sitios importantes de la ciudad ni detallar cada edificación como me hubiera gustado, pero entre los principales lugares que visitamos están el Palacio de Gobierno, el Colegio San Lorenzo, el Obispado, y no puedo dejar de mencionar el famoso Paseo del Prado.

The special structure of its historic center has been preserved over the years, highlighting each of its squares and promenades, wide streets and the facade line of classic style without portals. Because of the time we did not have the opportunity to visit all the important sites of the city or detail each building as I would have liked, but among the main places we visited are the Government Palace, the Colegio San Lorenzo, the Bishopric, and I can not fail to mention the famous Paseo del Prado.


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Resalta entre sus emblemáticas edificaciones el Palacio de Gobierno de Cienfuegos, situado cerca del Parque Martí, considerada una edificación neoclásica colonial donde sobresale la simetría de las líneas que la componen, siendo este uno de los edificios más significativos de la ciudad. La cúpula que lo corona ha sido considerado como su elemento más peculiar, la cual, resalta por los colores pasteles de la fachada y el amarillo de los ventanales. El color blanco resalta las cornisas, frisos y distintos relieves que lo adornan con el fin de otorgarle un aire aún más monumental. En la actualidad esta edificación se ha convertido en la sede de la Asamblea Provincial y todo un símbolo para los cienfuegueros. Aunque no está permitido el acceso al interior, se puede asegurar que merece la pena admirar su exterior y cada elemento que lo compone.

Among its emblematic buildings stands out the Cienfuegos Government Palace, located near the Martí Park, considered a colonial neoclassical building where the symmetry of the lines that compose it stands out, being this one of the most significant buildings of the city. The dome that crowns it has been considered as its most peculiar element, which stands out for the pastel colors of the facade and the yellow of the windows. The flat color highlights the cornices, friezes and different reliefs that adorn it in order to give it an even more monumental air. At present this building has become the headquarters of the Provincial Assembly and a symbol for the people of Cienfuegos. Although access to the interior is not allowed, it is worth admiring its exterior and every element that makes it up.


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Desde el río El Inglés hasta Punta Gorda pudimos visitar el Paseo del Prado, la cual es considerada la calle más larga de su clase en todo el país, lugar perfecto para pasear y admirar cómo pasa la vida diaria de los cienfuegueros. Atractivos edificios neoclásicos y columnas de color pastel rodean todo el paseo. La Estatua de Benny Moré, ubicada en el cruce con la avenida 54, es uno de los elementos más deslumbrantes de esta calle. Dicha escultura posee tamaño natural para rendir homenaje al afamado músico Benny Moré. La calle hacia el sur se convierte en el Malecón, ofreciendo vistas hacia una de las bahías naturales más bellas del mundo.

From the El Inglés River to Punta Gorda we were able to visit the Paseo del Prado, which is considered the longest street of its kind in the whole country, a perfect place to stroll and admire how the daily life of the people of Cienfuegos goes by. Attractive neoclassical buildings and pastel-colored columns surround the entire promenade. The Benny Moré Statue, located at the intersection with 54th Avenue, is one of the most dazzling elements of this street. This life-size sculpture pays homage to the famous musician Benny Moré. The street to the south becomes the Malecón, offering views of one of the most beautiful natural bays in the world.


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Visitamos además varios lugares que prometo mostrarles próximamente, ya que fue un viaje de varios días conociendo y recorriendo la bella ciudad de Cienfuegos.

We also visited several places that I promise to show you soon, since it was a trip of several days getting to know and touring the beautiful city of Cienfuegos.

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Hello, @arqyanedesings every visit to the city center has interesting buildings to share. I appreciate you taking photos and share here.

Greetings

Thank you very much, I like to photograph each place visited so I can show it later and I also have the memories.

What a beautifully maintained city that looks like it is inside a dome.

It is a very clean and beautiful city at the same time. It is a pleasure to be able to visit it.

Hi @arqyanedesings, the city Cienfuegos is very beautiful, it has great attractions that it is difficult to choose a favorite, the view of the Malecon I liked and the sculpture in real size, is amazing, if I see it at night I would never imagine that it is a sculpture.

Happy weekend!

Hello friend, the truth is that it is a beautiful city, the tour was a unique experience, and the best thing was the boat rides that I will tell you about soon. Thank you so much for commenting.

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Greetings @arqyanedesings, I find that the street lamp's shapes and lion sculptures in the area you visted are very similar to the street lamps and lion sculptures found on the streets of Sri Lanka.

Greetings dear @madushanka They may be similar, the architecture is sometimes very similar.

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