Palma Soriano in Cuba

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Municipal party headquarters © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0

Municipal party headquarters © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0

Palma Soriano is a Cuban city and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province. With a population of 125,385 in the city proper, it is the second-largest in the province and the 16th-largest in Cuba.

The city was founded in 1825, uniting ranches (haciendas) that stood in this area, and was the place where the body of José Martí (the leader of the Cuban independence movement, killed in 1895, in the Battle of Dos Ríos) was brought before it was laid in its final resting place in Santiago de Cuba.

© Christian Pirkl/cc-by-sa-4.0 City Hall © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0 Municipal party headquarters © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0 Parque Jose Marti © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0 Restaurante El Chelin © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Municipal party headquarters © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0
The city is crossed in the middle by the state highway “Carretera Central” (CC), the longest highway in Cuba. It is served by two exits (one in the nearby hamlet of Dos Ríos) of the A1 motorway, on the Palma-Santiago de Cuba section.

Palma Soriano railway station is part of the San LuisBayamo line, and is served by trains to/from Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo and Manzanillo.

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