Artinhavana a space for cuban contemporary art

Artinhavana a space for cuban contemporary art

art.inhavana.net, online cuban art site , offers space to visual creators with a contemporary production. It involves artists, projects, art critics and curators. It offers information about spaces, exhibitions, events, studios of artist and other modalities of socialization of the institutional and independent art from the capital of Cuba, with a national and international reach […]

San Vicente: A ranch of medicinal waters

San Vicente: A ranch of medicinal waters

Just 38 kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río, on the foothills of the San Vicente Valley, stands a homely building ideal for ecotourism and improving the quality of life: the Cubanacan Rancho San Vicente Hotel. Founded in 1901, the ranch is the oldest hotel in the province and has an invaluable patrimonial value. […]

Gallo de Moron, symbol of Ciego de Avila

Gallo de Moron, symbol of Ciego de Avila

At the entrance of Morón, in province Ciego de Ávila, a slender rooster ready to fight greets the visitor. The monument, sculpted in bronze, has become an unmistakable symbol of the region and a place of reference for locals and foreign visitors. The legend of the Rooster dates back to the early 16th century in […]

Las Terrazas: serenity and adventure in Artemisa

Las Terrazas: serenity and adventure in Artemisa

Owning a fascinating beauty and unparalleled quiet, the community Las Terrazas stands as one of the main destinations for nature tourism in the country. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra del Rosario, this rural living experience of sustainable development combines more than five thousand hectares of protected forests with comprehensive tourist services. Among the […]

Curative waters of San Diego de los Baños

Curative waters of San Diego de los Baños

400 years ago there was a man named Taita Domingo. He was a slave with the skin stained by the leprosy and the muted mood of so much walking alone. His owner had abandoned him because of the disease and the black man took the road from the mountain. He survived by eating wild fruits […]

Climb to Loma de la Cruz hill: An act of faith

Climb to Loma de la Cruz hill: An act of faith

The first two hundred steps are hurriedly over, then the feet begin to whine, the chest shakes a little, and you perceive that you are halfway there. You sweat a lot. A cool breeze sneaks into your sweater, refreshes your body and face. You joke with friends who stayed behind, rest with them for a […]

La Guabina: The best place to ride

La Guabina: The best place to ride

The path leading to La Guabina ranch is bordered by trees on one side and the other. There is almost no traffic of vehicles and with so much silence you listen better to the singing birds. 55 species of endemic and migratory birds created their nest in these places. A man from the area tells […]

Hotel Vueltabajo: spirituality, refinement and tradition

Hotel Vueltabajo: spirituality, refinement and tradition

In an environment full of memories, where beauty and history are combined, Vueltabajo Hotel is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet and pleasant stay. Located in the heart of Pinar del Río, the building, whose construction dates back to the nineteenth century, opens its doors retaining a marked colonial style: high ceilings, Parisian windows, […]

El Criollo in Pinar del Rio: synthesis of Cuban culture

El Criollo in Pinar del Rio: synthesis of Cuban culture

Lovers of Cuban culture and culinary tradition will find in El Criollo an excellent option to meet the highest expectations. The recently renovated facility offers restaurant, grill and cabaret services, where the traveler can taste exquisite dishes of traditional cuisine and enjoy the most genuine art of the Island. The center of the recreational proposals […]

Pinar del Rio Cathedral

Pinar del Rio Cathedral

With a welcoming atmosphere, Cathedral of Pinar del Río offers visitors the delight of the tranquility of simple works of art. The building of an eclectic style and a small semicircular amphitheater that remembers the Roman Coliseum was inaugurated on March 23rd, 1883. The current building obtained the title of cathedral in 1903 and it […]

Marti Park at Remedios, knowing the Cuban people

Marti Park at Remedios, knowing the Cuban people

During your visit to Remedios village in Villa Clara, you will find Marti Park. Due to its location and importance, it is the center of this legendary village. All urban constructions start from this place. You will feel that the buildings around, neoclassical style, will transfer you in time to ancient times. The silhouettes of […]

Hotel Jazmines: balcony to Valley of Viñales

Hotel Jazmines: balcony to Valley of Viñales

With a privileged location, in the heart of Viñales Valley, Los Jazmines Hotel shows us one of the best views of the area. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this pink building with roof of tile is an architectural piece of exquisite value that creatively combines the details of local architecture with an unmistakable colonial style. The […]

Partagas Royal Tobacco Factory, cigars to taste

Partagas Royal Tobacco Factory, cigars to taste

Almost every person who visits Cuba is attracted by its charms: tobacco, coffee and rum. But where to acquire them? Where to taste them and know about their history? Different places offer this possibility without risk of imitations. This is the case of Partagás Royal Tobacco Factory. A construction located on Industria Street, Centro Habana, […]

Eternal Bodeguita del Medio in Old Havana

Eternal Bodeguita del Medio in Old Havana

You cannot tell anyone “I already know La Habana” if you have not visited The Cuban Mojito Temple: La Bodeguita del Medio. It is almost a “sin” not to come here. It is one of the most famous Cuban restaurants in the world and one of the main tourist places of the city. In La […]

Obispo Boulevard, a regular Old Havana walk

Obispo Boulevard, a regular Old Havana walk

We invite you to visit Obispo Street in Old Havana, one of the most famous and busy streets of the Cuban capital. Beautifully cobbled, it is also known as Obispo Boulevard. It was designed in the 16th century, just four years after the founding of the La Habana Villa. Its narrowness is intentional, to protect […]

Traveling through Mercaderes street, Old Havana

Traveling through Mercaderes street, Old Havana

Follow us on our journey through Mercaderes street, one of the oldest and most crowded streets of Old Havana. Narrow, cobbled and car-free, it retains its Spanish colonial style. It owes its name to the number of stores of fine fabrics, silver, gold and other goods that Havana people consumed in the eighteenth century. Even […]

Alameda de Paula, first promenade of Havana

Alameda de Paula, first promenade of Havana

When Havana was still protected by walls. Where wastebasket of the Rincon was placed before. Next to Havana bay. Alameda de Paula was the first promenade that had the capital of Cuba. Inaugurated in 1777 and baptized with the name of Paula to be near the church with the same denomination. It was the work […]

Pinar del Rio: Brief history about Marti Park

Pinar del Rio: Brief history about Marti Park

José Marti Park, located in Pinar del Río, west of the island, has a high historical and patrimonial value because it has been located in the environment where the original population center or village was created in the middle of the seventeenth century. The scholars of history tell of the muleteers who carried tobacco and […]

Pinar Hotel, at gates of Vueltabajo

Pinar Hotel, at gates of Vueltabajo

When the national or foreign visitors arrive at Pinar del Río on the national highway, an emblematic building welcomes them. It is the Pinar del Río Hotel, an installation that for 38 years remains one of the most important tourist accommodation in the westernmost of the provinces. House of excellence of Vegueros of Pinar del […]

Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

Jutías Cay, pearl of Cuban north coast

On the north coast of the Pinar del Río geography, welcoming the Strait of Florida, a huge rock attracts the attention of the visitor: Jutías Cay, a small coral island of almost virgin beaches with white sands and turquoise waters, is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty from the Caribbean. The islet, which along […]

San Francisco de Asis: Square looking to sea

San Francisco de Asis: Square looking to sea

Among the four colonial squares of Havana (Plaza Vieja, the Cathedral, Arms Square …), the Saint Francis of Assisi Square is the closest to the sea. It was built during the XVI century looking towards the port of Havana, to receive the Spanish galleons in their passage through the colonies. The entire square is paved. […]

Open doors in Havana Cathedral

Open doors in Havana Cathedral

Catholic Cathedral of Virgin Mary of Immaculate Conception, better known as Havana Cathedral. This imposing construction is considered one of the most beautiful religious buildings of Cuban baroque of XVIII century. Although its construction began in 1748, this Church was not converted into a cathedral until 1788. It has a rectangular shape with three naves and […]

El Caney, “homemade” food

El Caney, “homemade” food

Visiting the Natural Park El Nicho, in Cienfuegos, we have the opportunity to taste the Creole food of the restaurant “El Caney”. Only 100 meters away from the Park. A rustic construction site. Food prepared in a rural style. Friendly treatment and excellent view of the mountains. Nothing better after the walk than good Creole […]

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

Guanaroca Lagoon, histories, legends and nature

According to an aboriginal legend, the Guanaroca lagoon is the result of the disconsolate cry of a mother. The beautiful Guanaroca, mourns the death of her first child at the hands of the father. The pain was so great, she cried so much her tears formed the rivers, the bay and the lake. Thus explained […]

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

Mr. Cienfuegos has his “Imperio”

The personal venture reaches Cienfuegos. In this case it takes the form of a gym. A private business to satisfy the demand of locals and tourists. It opens its doors not only for those who practice bodybuilding but also for those who want a healthier life. Its service covers the main exercise routines. Imperio Gym […]

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Mejunje at Santa Clara, a Cuban cultural oasis

Thirty years has passed and Mejunje is still there, in Marta Abreu street in Santa Clara city . Unconventional is its trump card. It was created on January 26, 1985, as a place for meeting intellectuals friends but later it was became in the cultural heart of this city in central Cuba. This multifaceted cultural […]

For collectors: Plaza de Armas at Old Havana

For collectors: Plaza de Armas at Old Havana

At the end of Obispo Boulevard, between Tacón and O’Relly streets, you will find the oldest colonial square of Old Havana. It is Plaza de Armas, an opened quadrilateral, shaded by trees and with stone benches, fountains and a small marble sculpture at its center. There, it combines the style of medieval squares with the […]

Old Havana: Plaza Vieja, square for everyone

Old Havana: Plaza Vieja, square for everyone

Plaza Vieja is a meeting place for Cuban family. Day and night we can find there the kids running and practicing exercises or their parents enjoying the ride. Foreign visitors also participate in this natural, authentic and spontaneous party. This square can be reached by any of these four streets: Muralla, Mercaderes, Teniente Rey and […]

A look at Cathedral Square at Old Havana

A look at Cathedral Square at Old Havana

Coming from the Malecon, by the street Empedrado until the street San Ignacio, walking between local, tourists and curious personages, we will arrive at the Cathedral Square. This open space is simply majestic, with its imposing Cathedral and buildings of baroque style, all of the eighteenth century. One of the most beautiful places in Old […]

¡Hasta siempre comandante!

¡Hasta siempre comandante!

To the entrance of Provincial Committee of Communist Party, where Che planted his command during the assault to Santa Clara’s city, it is erected a sculpture full with symbols as review of Heroic guerrilla fighter’s life from his childhood until guerrilla fight in Bolivia, highlighting his ideals and faith in the future in the boy’s […]

Remedios: Farm with Cuban flavor

Remedios: Farm with Cuban flavor

The walk to this farm begins in horse-drawn carriages. Currently it is possible to make this journey in a motor vehicle for those who prefer it that way. Everything starts at the Hostel Colonial Paradise; from there the visitor is moved to the farm. Upon arrival, the host family will greet you. They host their […]

Casa de la Ciudad Santa Clara, rescuing culture

Casa de la Ciudad Santa Clara, rescuing culture

Located in the historic center of Santa Clara, between Independencia and Juan Bruno Zayas streets we find La Casa de la Ciudad. This is a representative domestic building of the 19th Cuban century. Its construction dates back to 1860. This property possesses great architectural values and constitutes a unique exponent of the domestic architecture in […]

Coffee, Revolution, History … all in one

Coffee, Revolution, History … all in one

At the end of the Boulevard de Santa Clara, on Maceo Street, you will find the Cafe-Revolucion Museum. At first glance, you will think that you are in a state institution. This exceptional establishment is a small private business, and as we say … it has everything. When you enter, you will surely feel confused. […]

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

We are in the city of Santa Clara. Walking along Independencia street, one of the main streets of the city, we reach the Boulevard. This is a place frequented by all the inhabitants and visitors. We will see around some shops with assorted items. Numerous places offer their specialties of dishes, drinks or ice cream […]

Train museum in Santa Clara

Train museum in Santa Clara

The monument museum of the Armored Train in Santa Clara recalls the Battle led by Che Guevara in 1958 in this city. In this action took place the derailment of an armored train that transported numerous troops and armament of the government of Batista. The detention of this Train is a relevant fact in Cuban […]

Church of Carmen, symbol of Santa Clara’s identity

Church of Carmen, symbol of Santa Clara’s identity

When visiting Santa Clara we will have the opportunity to know its fantastic history. However, it is better see it by our own eyes. The Church of Carmen is one of those places that can tell us something of the past and the present of this place. A bit of history. According to Santa Clara […]

Parque Vidal, a park in Santa Clara’s center

Parque Vidal, a park in Santa Clara’s center

It is not hard to find it. It is located in the heart of the historical center of the city of Santa Clara. Many agree that Vidal Park is one of the main attractions for the visitor. Place chosen for numerous celebrations, public parades and other demonstrations. Currently this park is the cultural and social […]

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