GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The charming boutique Hotel Camino de Hierro is excellently located, in Camaguey's historic colonial centre, that is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The 18th Century hotel stands on the Plaza del Gallo, formerly the Plaza de La Soledad, at the entrance to the main commercial streets Maceo, Republica & Ignacio Agramonte, & faces an ancient & impressive church, the Iglesia de La Soledad.
The Hotel's name "Camino de Hierro", the "Road of Iron" is a reminder of the importance of the railroad to Camaguey's past prosperity. The city's development only really took off from 5th April 1846, immediately after the completion of the Nuevitas to Camaguey railway line.
The hotel which has a railway theme throughout, & beautiful artworks of renowned artist Martha Jiménez was first opened as a hotel in August 2011.
The Camino de Hierro's 45m long roofed balcony is the longest in the province. The original balcony was replaced by an iron-wrought reproduction in the late 19th century.
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