"Viñales is a small town and municipality in the north-central Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. The town consists mostly of one-story wooden houses with porches. The municipality is dominated by low mountain ranges of the Cordillera de Guaniguanico such as Sierra de los órganos. Typical outcrops known as mogotes complete the karstic character of the landscape.
Before European settlement, the area was the home of a remnant Taíno population swelled with runaway slaves. The area was colonised at the beginning of the 1800s by tobacco growers from the Canary Islands, who settled in the Vuelta Abajo region.
The first settlement in Viñales is documented in 1871, in the form of a ranch belonging to Don Andrés Hernández Ramos. The town was established in 1878 as a typical community, with church, school, hospital and recreation park." [Cited: Wikipedia 2013] All photographic content on this website is copyright and owned by ©Microcosm Photography - Lorraine Susak [Weitzel]. If you would like to utilize any of my photographs and/or images for personal or commercial purposes, please contact me for further details and written permission. All Rights Reserved.
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