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Vinales, Cuba

Viñales is a small town and municipality in the north-central Pinar del Río Province of Cuba.

"Following the emergence and considerable expansion of tobacco cultivation, the village of Viñales was founded in 1875, along the road leading from Pinar del Rio, the capital of the province, to Puerto Esperanza, the main outlet to the sea. The Western Railroad (Ferrocarril del Oeste), of which only a few vestiges are left, was built in 1882. Viñales Valley was the scene of several military operations during the War of Independence and also during the Cuban Revolution. At present, the valley is devoted to agriculture; its population of some 8,000 people is engaged mainly in growing tobacco, a crop which gives the best yields."

[Cited: UNESCO 2013]


“The context in which a photograph is seen affects the meaning the viewer draws from it.” ~Stephen Shore

  • Virgin Atlantic Airlines was working on an article for their travel blog "Authentic Cuban Food Culture in Vinales" and sought out permission to use a few of my Cuban photographs in their article. Check it out, it is a great read!

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Caribbean
Subcategory Detail:Cuba
Keywords:18-Nov-11 to 10-Dec-11, 2011, 25-Nov-11, Cuba, Pinar Del Rio Province, Vinales, Vinales, Cuba

Vinales, Cuba