In the evening we arrived in Cienfuegos, capital of the Cienfuegos province. The spanish conquistadores called the area "Jagua" and this name still apperas on signs and in people's language. The actual city wasn't founded until early 19th century by french immigrants. Its name refers to a General (and not to the spanish words for "100 fires" as one might think.
We arrived in the evening and went for a photographic walk in the sunset to the central place Plaza de Armas when the dark clouds of a thonderstorm appeared. We managed to attend some nightlife on Plaza also called Jose Marti, of course, sourrounded by representative and restaurated buildings of the french colonial times.
In the following morning we watched the city awakening on this Plaza. Children in their uniforms gathering for school, people striving to work, men riding motos with their women in side cars. In the partly restaurated Cathedral de la Purismo Conception s service was held.
Cathedral de la Purismo Conception, Plaza de Armas, Cienfuegos, school children, triumphal arch