The history of Cuba cannot be written without mentioning San Juan de los Remedios, a city that has made a significant contribution to Cuban culture, Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s City Historian, stated during the ceremonial session of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power to mark the 500th anniversary of the eighth villa founded by the Spaniards in Cuba, which was presided over by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Party, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.
Leal Spengler recognized the contribution made by several personalities from Remedios to the history of the Cuban nation, such as Francisco Carrillo and Alejandro García Caturla, among a host of patriots and intellectuals who have brought fame to this city, which is set to become a key attraction for both national and foreign tourism, he noted.
Prior to the event, Machado Ventura and Díaz-Canel, toured areas of the city which have undergone major renovation works in the lead up to the anniversary.
Among the places visited by the delegation, which also included Omar Ruiz Martín, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Ulises Rosales del Toro, vice president of the Council of Ministers, as well as the highest political and government figures of Villa Clara, Julio Lima Corzo and Jorgelina Pestana Mederos, among others; were the Tres Reyes shop, dedicated to tobacco, coffee and rum; the expanded Hotel Mascotte, El Parrandero tavern, the Hotel Camino del Principe and a tobacco factory.
During the tour, Machado Ventura acknowledged the quality and beauty of the works undertaken to mark the occasion, and called for their care and conservation for present and future generations.