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Cienfuegos Prado
The longest Prado Promenade in Cuba, located in the south-western province of Cienfuegos, was awarded the 2007 Conservation Prize for preserving patrimonial values in its 300 buildings and surrounding areas.

The repair works included over 99 per cent of the neighboring buildings as well as streets, side walks, and the main promenade. Painting facades, planting trees, and bench and fence refinishing have also contributed to its conservation.

This 95 year old promenade originally called Paseo Vives, is considered the city's main artery and goes for 600 meters from the entrance to Campomanes Avenue, ending up on the sea front.

Neo classical corridors with stylish fronts decorate it all along, while the art deco Baptist Temple, the Statue of Independence, and a sculpture of the local emblematic singer Benny More among other constructions are outstanding.

Seventeen works of architectural and patrimonial value were competing for 2007 Awards for best restored and best preserved works, granted in Havana on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites last April 18th.

Source: Cubarte

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