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 […]

Johnson Drugstore, Jewel of the Cuban Pharmaceutics

Johnson Drugstore, Jewel of the Cuban Pharmaceutics

Cuba has four jewels that pay tribute to the Cuban pharmaceutics, three in Havana and one in Matanzas. The Johnson Drugstore-Pharmacy is one of these treasures of the colonial period, preserved over the decades. Located on the corner of Obispo and Aguiar streets in Old Havana, building number 260. This majestic steel and concrete building […]

Ambos Mundos Hotel, Hemingway house

Ambos Mundos Hotel, Hemingway house

Ernest Hemingway, Nobel laureate in literature and eternal friend of Cuba, made this hotel world famous. The same happened with the Floridita and the Bodeguita del Medio. This triad of sites has much to thank the illustrious American writer. Hemingway chose the Ambos Mundos Hotel as his first residence in Havana. Between 1932 and 1939 […]

Greek Cathedral in the middle of Old Havana

Greek Cathedral in the middle of Old Havana

The Orthodox Cathedral of San Nicolás de Mira is a jewel of Byzantine architecture in Old Havana. It was built respecting the style and customs of the Greek Orthodox liturgy. It has an exquisite completion and level of detail, made by Cuban experts with the help of Greek counterparts. In the construction of this small […]

Museum Colonial Art, knowing ancient Cuba

Museum Colonial Art, knowing ancient Cuba

History must be treasured. The new generations have the right to know the past. That is the work of the Museum of Colonial Art. Located in the Cathedral Square, in Old Havana, this property was rescued from destruction. Since 1969 it has exhibited collections of objects from the colonial past, all of incalculable value. The […]

Pan de Guajaibón: roof of Cuban West

Pan de Guajaibón: roof of Cuban West

The Pan de Guajaibón, the highest elevation in western Cuba, rises in the heart of the Sierra del Rosario. With 699 meters above sea level and about 840 hectares of surface, it is known as “the roof of the West”. The mountain has almost vertical limestone walls crowned by a rounded summit that offers excellent […]

Mausoleum to Martyrs of July 26 at Artemisa

Mausoleum to Martyrs of July 26 at Artemisa

From July 16th, 1977, the province of Artemisa, prevails to lodge the mortuary enclosure of the fallen heroes in the attack to the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks, on July 26th, 1953. At the request of the relatives of the martyrs, the territorial government at that time, approved the construction of the Mausoleum […]

Fruti-Club, gastronomic-technological center of Vueltabajo

Fruti-Club, gastronomic-technological center of Vueltabajo

new recreational proposal is appearing in the taste of people and visitors in western Cuba: Fruti-Club, the first Gastronomic-Technological Center of Vueltabajo. The place attracts the attention of customers by allowing to taste exquisite fruit-based delicacies while navigating the national and international network. The Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica (Computing and Electronic Club) joined […]

Moka Hotel, near nature beauty

Moka Hotel, near nature beauty

Boasting an original design combining natural elements with colonial Creole architecture, the Moka Hotel, one of the most charming buildings in western Cuba, stands at the heart of the Sierra del Rosario. A giant tree grows in the middle of the enclosure, while lush gardens crown the warmth and beauty of the environment. The facility […]

House-museum of Polo Montañez: “El guajiro natural”

House-museum of Polo Montañez: “El guajiro natural”

“Vengo de la yunta de buey/ que tira del carretón/Traigo el olor a carbón / y el aroma del batey…”. This song is heard every day in the community of Las Terrazas in the western province of Artemisa, home of the deceased singer-songwriter Fernando Borrego Linares or Polo Montañez, one of the most important musicians […]

Saiz´s house: History in a Vueltabajo house

Saiz´s house: History in a Vueltabajo house

A visit to San Juan y Martinez, tobacco mecca in Vueltabajo, will not be completed if, before leaving, the traveler does not travel to the Saiz´s house. What does this small house have that seduces the walker? The house, built in 1948, was the site where the brothers Luis and Sergio Saíz Montes de Oca […]

Almendrones, to know Cuba

Almendrones, to know Cuba

What better way to know Cuba than in the backseat of an “almendrón”? These cars, whose peculiar name comes from their resemblance to a giant almond, depart every morning to the most varied destinations of our geography. A huge fleet of Fords, Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Dodges and Cadillacs transports a considerable segment of the Cuban population […]

Pinar del Río: Tobacco Route

Pinar del Río: Tobacco Route

There are few visitors who come to Vueltabajo and resist the temptation to smoke a “habano”: typical, captivating and exclusive, the cigar distinguish the region, known as the land of the best tobacco in the world. For lovers of the art of puffing, Pinar del Río offers, since 2015, an attractive tourist product: The Tobacco […]

La Ermita in Viñales: Sanctuary of nature

La Ermita in Viñales: Sanctuary of nature

With a privileged view of the Viñales Valley, La Ermita Hotel is a place of reference for nature lovers who come to Vueltabajo seduced by the beauty and variety of the landscapes. The hotel restaurant has a large terrace that allows the visitor to enjoy an exceptional setting, where the virginal environment and the agricultural […]

Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco: history and good taste shake hands

Hotel Colonial Cayo Coco: history and good taste shake hands

About 17 kilometers of road (pedraplen) connect Cayo Coco with Morón, emblematic municipality of Ciego de Avila. Considered the fourth island in extension among the group that forms the Greater Antilles, Cayo Coco is nowadays one of the main tourist destinations of sun and beach of the country. With around 27 kilometers of beaches, visitors […]

Cerro de Cabras: Ascent to heights at Pinar del Río

Cerro de Cabras: Ascent to heights at Pinar del Río

About 13 kilometers from the capital city of Pinar del Río, Cerro de Cabras, one of the highest elevations in the province, exhibits a mixture of exoticism and indigenous nature of the westernmost region of Cuba. Located in the South Pizarro Heights, in the Sierra de los Órganos, the place offers hikers who prefer nature […]

Casa del Vino, attractive proposal in Vueltabajo

Casa del Vino, attractive proposal in Vueltabajo

The city of Pinar del Río will arrive in September to its 150th anniversary, reason why authorities and settlers of the most western city of Cuba decorate the main arteries and open new options for the enjoyment of premises and visitors. Among the proposals currently in vogue is the Casa del vino, an installation that […]

Paseo del Prado in Havana

Paseo del Prado in Havana

It is usual for Cubans to walk from end to end along Paseo del Prado in Havana. Something like a tradition. A custom of this city. This outdoor space serves as a meeting point. In the walk we will find children occupied in their children’s games. Some play football or “pelota” (baseball), others skate and […]

Tour through Havana Club Ron Museum

Tour through Havana Club Ron Museum

Coffee, tobacco and rum. Three of the leading products in Cuban market. Among the brands of rum stands out one in particular, famous in the whole world. Indispensable in traditional Cuban cocktails: Havana Club rum. The history of this brand is treasured in the Ron Havana Club Museum. Located in a colonial building in the […]

Old Havana, knowing Cuba

Old Havana, knowing Cuba

Old Havana is the smallest municipality in province of Havana and one of the most visited. Thousands of people walk these streets daily. It is the oldest part of Havana capital. The Historic Center of Old Havana was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1982 and is the area that attracts more tourism throughout Havana. […]

El Floridita, cradle of mojito in Cuba

El Floridita, cradle of mojito in Cuba

As we told you, you will not be able to tell your friends that you have knewn Havana without having visited La Bodeguita del Medio: the Mojito Temple in Cuba. Let us add another site to your list of essential visits. It is the cradle of the Daiquiri, Hemingway’s second favorite bar in Havana, El […]

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 […]

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