Baracoa, nicknamed La Ciudad Primera, is Cuba's easternmost and oldest city. It is popular among tourists for its indigenous-inflected unique local culture, distinctive local cuisine, natural rainforest surroundings, and its chocolate.
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Notable Places in the Area

The also called Baracoa Cathedral is a religious building… Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

La , or The Sacred Cross of Parra, as it is referred to in English, is a wooden cross which was erected by Christopher Columbus in Cuba after he had landed there during his First Voyage in 1492.


20.3478° or 20° 20' 52" north
-74.4969° or 74° 29' 48.7" west
Open Location Code
131 metres (430 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 259846377
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: Baracoa
  • Bulgarian: Баракоа
  • Bulgarian: Баракуа
  • Catalan: Baracoa
  • Cebuano: Baracoa
  • Chinese: 巴拉科阿
  • Czech: Baracoa
  • Dutch: Baracoa
  • Esperanto: Baracoa
  • French: Baracoa
  • Galician: Baracoa
  • Georgian: ბარაკოა
  • German: Baracoa
  • Hebrew: ברקואה
  • Hungarian: Baracoa
  • Italian: Baracoa
  • Japanese: バラコア
  • Korean: 바라코아
  • Lithuanian: Barakoa
  • Nauru: Baracoa
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Baracoa
  • Occitan (post 1500): Baracoa
  • Persian: باراکوآ
  • Polish: Baracoa
  • Portuguese: Baracoa
  • Romanian: Baracoa
  • Russian: Асунсьон-де-Баракоа
  • Russian: Баракоа
  • Scottish Gaelic: Baracoa
  • Serbian: Baracoa
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  • Serbian: Баракоа
  • Serbo-Croatian: Baracoa
  • Spanish: Baracoa
  • Spanish: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa
  • Spanish: Villa de Baracoa
  • Swedish: Baracoa
  • Ukrainian: Баракоа
  • Urdu: باراکوا
  • Vietnamese: Baracoa
  • Waray (Philippines): Baracoa
  • Welsh: Baracoa
  • Municipio de Baracoa

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