US Marine directed tour of the northeast gate where Cubans & we used to pass through to work or visit. Also I was privileged to see the room where military representatives of Cuba & US meet regularly.
Yes this is the most discussed area in Cuba since september the 11th.
A prisonor Camp for American Afganistan terrorists - 600 of them are controlled by about 7000 american soldiers !
We visited this area from the Cuban side - an historical key in Cuba's history.
Recently (march 2004) a highlight in the UK news - a few prisoners released and rather immediately put in freedom after two years Guantanemo because they were no danger for human society ! Here i can only put a questionmark and ask fot human rights !
Plaza Mariana is the largest public square in Guantanamo. There is an equally huge and impressive monument to the heroes in the middle. This is a picture taken from the balcony of the Hotel Guantanamo. This is the only tourist hotel IN the city and the restaurant is not recommended. There are two other hotels just outside of the city.
This is an immense green space in a city where there are very few parks. Like most Cuban cities!
Plaza del Mercado Agro Industrial in downtown Guantanamo designed by Leticio Salcines. Once inside there are stalls selling meat, fruits and vegetables.
Designed as an authentic Oriental bazaar.