In 1511 Diego Velazquez began the conquest of the island.
Velazquez's reputation and legends of wealth drew many immigrants to the island.
Bayamo was the third of the seven cities founded by Diego Velazquez, and was established in 1513.
Baracoa is the oldest town in Cuba, having been settled by Diego Velazquez in 1512.
Cuba was occupied by Diego de Velazquez in 1511.