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A master conference on the origins and development of the first Cuban village, Baracoa, was given by Alejandro Hartman, historian of that city founded on August 15, 1511 by Advanced Diego Velazquez.

Baracoa was the country's first political and ecclesiastic capital and stage of the initial mass officiated in its territory, highlighted the investigator at the opening session of the 11th National Symposium on Heritage of the Caribbean Peoples held in the eastern province of Guantanamo.

The historian referred to the Baracoa's exclusive features and highlighted that from that region colonizers boosted the foundation of other important villages and cities.

Hartman noted the exuberant nature, cultural and ethnographic traditions and the architectonic beauty of Baracoa.

Delegates from a dozens of Cuban provinces are participating in the event taking place until Monday and marked by the absolute exquisiteness and high quality of each multicultural party hosted by the province of Guantanamo, said Danay Chacon, expert of the Culture Minister.

Source: Prensa Latina

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