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 […]

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 […]

¡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 […]

Capiro, more than a Santa Clara hill

Capiro, more than a Santa Clara hill

Loma del Capiro in Santa Clara, shares its name with a mountain of South America also called Monte Capiro. It is located northeast of the city of Santa Clara. It is the smallest and most westerly of a set consisting of three natural elevations. This place has great geographical and historical value. Its slopes have […]

Colon Cemetery: A different tour

Colon Cemetery: A different tour

Without any doubt, we suggest you to visit the Colon Cemetery, in Vedado, Havana. We assure you this will be a different tour. This site, rather than being a place of eternal rest, has priceless artistic and architectural values. This funerary city covers 57 hectares and is divided by two wide intersected avenues forming a […]

El Nicho, Cienfuegos, a natural paradise for everyone

El Nicho, Cienfuegos, a natural paradise for everyone

A paradise. Thus, we could qualify El Nicho, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. This exceptional natural space is considered one of the most beautiful places in Cuba. Hidden between the mountains, it combines the green of the vegetation with the rivers, waterfalls and natural polls. It is a wonder of nature at the visitor’s disposal. It is […]

Attractive beach in Rancho Luna

Attractive beach in Rancho Luna

Cienfuegos, the City of the Sea, known also as the Pearl of South is a desired destination for lovers of diving. Its submarine bottoms are among the most attractive of the Island. Diving is one of the most developed tourist modalities in this region. The coast and some small beaches with exit to the Caribbean […]

Among dolphins in Cienfuegos

Among dolphins in Cienfuegos

Imagine the experience of swimming with dolphins in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Yes, it is possible. It is one of the services offered by the Cienfuegos Dolphinarium. This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy with the whole family. Not to worry, it is safe because those dolphins have been well trained. In addition, you and yours […]

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Santa Clara, Havana and other cities of Cuba has its own. And Cienfuegos didn’t want to lag behind. Full with life and with varied commercial and cultural offers, Boulevard of Cienfuegos is without doubts one of the most frequented places in the city. Even, it can be said is the most converged road in the […]

Cienfuegos, Pearl of South, has its Coppelia

Cienfuegos, Pearl of South, has its Coppelia

There is no better place in Cienfuegos to refresh the palate than the Coppelia. Located in front of the central Paseo del Prado, it opens its doors every day from 10 AM until 10 PM. Place very visited by locals and tourists. Affordable prices, multiple offers on the menu. Currently renewed after a repair that […]

Cienfuegos rescue its Cathedral

Cienfuegos rescue its Cathedral

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pure Conception, in Cienfuegos, is one of the most emblematic buildings of this city. It is located in Santa Isabel and San Carlos streets, in front of the José Martí Park. Its two tall steeples stand out in the landscape, one higher than the other does, because the […]

A Casino turned into Cienfuegos Museum

A Casino turned into Cienfuegos Museum

Formerly Spanish Casino, today Provincial Museum of Cienfuegos. Located in front of Marti Park, at the corner of 54th and 27th streets. One of the bourgeois real estate that became a cultural institution. A neoclassical building with an interior courtyard, built in 1893 to host the Spanish Casino. The ground floor was used for casino […]

Tomas Terry: An artistic “coliseum” in Cienfuegos

Tomas Terry: An artistic “coliseum” in Cienfuegos

On your walk through Marti Park, do not miss visiting the Tomas Terry Theater. Located in front of this Park, at the corner of 56th Avenue and 27th Street. This is an almost unparalleled theater on our Island. Its design is of an Italian coliseum type, a horseshoe shaped room in which the public is […]

Marti Park, in the heart of Cienfuegos

Marti Park, in the heart of Cienfuegos

In the Historical Center of Cienfuegos, we find the Marti Park. Its construction ended in 1850 and it was used as old Arms Square (Plaza de Armas) and had several names. At the time of founding of the city of Cienfuegos, this area was the starting point for the first streets. For this and more […]

Ferrer Palace at Cienfuegos, a look from the top

Ferrer Palace at Cienfuegos, a look from the top

At the corner of 54th and 25th Streets, next to of Marti Park in Cienfuegos, we find this amazing mansion. It is almost impossible to accept that it is a construction of the late nineteenth century and not much older. However, it is true; the Ferrer Palace is a construction of the year 1892, remodeled […]

Palacio de Valle, symbolism and luxury of a museum

Palacio de Valle, symbolism and luxury of a museum

In the limits of the Paseo del Prado en Cienfuegos, in the zone of Punta Gorda, stands the Palacio de Valle. Symbol of the South Pearl. One of the most emblematic buildings in the region. This luxurious mansion reflects the eclecticism of Cienfuegos. It is a museum and a restaurant specialized in seafood. A bit […]

Cienfuegos: Walking on Paseo del Prado

Cienfuegos: Walking on Paseo del Prado

When saying Paseo del Prado, surely you will think about Havana. However, Cienfuegos also has its own. In fact, it is more extensive than the famous Paseo del Prado of Havana. It crosses the entire city, with about 2 kilometers of length, from the entrance to this city until the Malecon of Cienfuegos. It is […]

Cienfuegos: The beautiful City of Sea

Cienfuegos: The beautiful City of Sea

Elegant city of Cienfuegos. Formerly called Fernandina de Jagua because it is located near the bay of Jagua. It adopted the current name to pay homage to the person responsible for its foundation. Discovered in the fifteenth century by Admiral Christopher Columbus and founded as a villa by the French in 1819. A cosmopolitan and […]

Jagua Castle at Cienfuegos, fortress with history

Jagua Castle at Cienfuegos, fortress with history

The Fortress of Nuestra Señora de Jagua is a military fortification of the XVIII century, known as the Castle of Jagua. It imposes majestic in the landscape of the Bay of Cienfuegos. Nearby was the picturesque fishing village of El Perché, of French origin, very attractive for tourists. The fort was declared National Monument in […]

Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Cienfuegos: La Buena Pipa, an alternative Cafe

Walking through the streets of Cienfuegos, I find an unusual site. The name call my attention, “Café la Buena Pipa”. Every Cuban knows the famous “endless tale”. We say that it even has a very philosophical meaning, or is the name just that … a good name? Standing at the door I see a cozy […]

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

Library for all ages at Cienfuegos

On your tour through Paseo del Prado in Cienfuegos, you will notice this majestic building of imposing facade, undisputed symbol of the splendor that this city had in its golden decades. Formerly the headquarters of the Lyceum of Cienfuegos, in 1976 it became the Provincial Library “Roberto García Valdés”. Since then it has a growing […]

Benny stayed in Cienfuegos

Benny stayed in Cienfuegos

As if he were another traveler in the city of Cienfuegos, we found this personage among the people. Cast in bronze, it seems to walk through the center of Paseo del Prado, the main alle of Perla del Sur. He is Benny Moré, born as Bartolome Maximiliano Moré back in 1919. He has the same […]

Soroa in Pinar del Rio, Balcony of the West

Soroa in Pinar del Rio, Balcony of the West

In the deepest part of the Sierra del Rosario emerges the paradisiacal beauty of Soroa, one of the most complete and promising destinations in western Cuba. The area owes its name to the Soroa Muñagorri family, a coffee-growing clan that in the 1950s began to extend its properties to become almost absolute owner of the […]

Viñales: Great Cavern of Santo Tomas

Viñales: Great Cavern of Santo Tomas

Located in the Sierra de Quemado, in the middle of the Viñales Valley, a gigantic stone labyrinth seduces domestic and foreign visitors: with more than 46 kilometers of galleries, the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás combines history and legend, chaos and balance, light and penumbra, to achieve an almost perfect harmony. Considered to be the […]

Pinar del Rio: Cuban cigar in El Hoyo de Monterrey

Pinar del Rio: Cuban cigar in El Hoyo de Monterrey

Do you want to know the origin of the outer layers of Cuban cigars? Its harvesters, the land in which they grow and the natural and industrial process they receive, are waiting for you in San Juan y Martínez, the tobacco mecca in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Cuba. About 25 […]

Rumayor Cabaret: Cuban traditions come to life

Rumayor Cabaret: Cuban traditions come to life

On the outskirts of the city of Pinar del Río, just at kilometer 1 of the road that leads to the tourist town of Viñales, a singular Cabaret attracts the attention of hundreds of national and foreign visitors. The flagship of the Cuban West, Rumayor Cabaret, has been for decades an attractive cultural proposal for […]

Palenque de los Cimarrones in Viñales

Palenque de los Cimarrones in Viñales

To cross the 150 meters of the Cave of Jose Miguel, in the Valley of Viñales, allows the visitor to go back in time until arriving at the Cuba of the XVIII century and to enter in direct contact with the rich inheritance bequeathed to our culture by the called “black continent “. Created at […]

Monument Malagones, beauty and symbolism at Viñales

Monument Malagones, beauty and symbolism at Viñales

Between the karst skirts of the hills that form the Viñales National Park – cultural patrimony of the humanity – a unique community named “Moncada” is hidden. This community is located 18 kilometers from the tourist center of the populous Vueltabajo municipality. Despite its outstanding geography, houses of similar architecture and the hospitality of its […]

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