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Cobre, Cuba

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El Cobre is a Cuban town and consejo popular ("people's council", i.e. hamlet) of the municipality of Santiago de Cuba, capital of the homonym province, with a population of about 7,000. Mainly known for a Basilica in honour of Our Lady of Charity, the patron saint of Cuba, it was until recently the site of a large copper mine worked by slaves, free coloured people, and for a while by miners from Cornwall.
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  • We visited the Basillica, then went into town to see their steel band which was great. We then walked around the main street and square. We speak enough Spanish to communicate and were invited to a....  more »
  • Visited back in 2005, so a while ago.....the whole area is nice to see, especially if you like history.  more »
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