Sunday, March 18, 2012
Founding of Baracoa, Cuba, 1511.
Baracoa, Cuba was founded on August 15th, 1511, by Diego Velazquez De Cuellar. It was the first Spanish settlement, in Cuba and its' first Capital. The nickname for the City is "La Primera Ciudad" (the first City). Baracoa was also the location of Christopher Columbus's famous landing, in Cuba, during his first voyage, in 1492. He landed there on October 27th, 1492. The complete name of the City, as given by the Spanish is : "Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion de Baracoa".