Al Capone and his “house in Varadero”

Al Capone and his “house in Varadero”

Uno de los sitios no tan conocidos en Varadero es el restaurante Casa de Al. Su concepción está basada en la figura de Al Capone que supuestamente vivió en esta casa. Es una construcción hermosa, a orillas de la playa, construida con cantería, hormigón armado y madera. Este chalet de estilo californiano exhibe en buen […]

Varadero: “Todo en Uno” comercial centre

Varadero: “Todo en Uno” comercial centre

To demonstrate that Varadero has everything, somebody had the brilliant idea of adding it a center “All in One”. For Cuban as for tourists this is the place to go to search for “everything” you may need. It is a public, varied and without entrance cost space. Let us be specific. Do you need gasoline […]

Varadero: Ceramics Gallery-Workshop and CERVAR 2018

Varadero: Ceramics Gallery-Workshop and CERVAR 2018

In the Galería-Taller on Avenida Primera in Varadero is the Matanzas Branch of the Cuban Cultural Property Fund, the main marketer in the area of Cuban cultural products. The most authentic artistic and artisan creations of various creators are at the disposal of the traveller. They even work hand in hand with artists and artisans […]

Varadero, destination for a happy day

Varadero, destination for a happy day

Its beaches with white and fine sand and warm waters of transparent blue have contributed to make it the second most important tourist destination in Cuba. There is no doubt that Varadero beach is “the most beautiful beach in the entire Cuban archipelago”. But Varadero is not just beaches. Among its natural attractions are its […]

Varadero and its Casa del Ron

Varadero and its Casa del Ron

Casa del Ron in Varadero welcomes thousands and thousands of curious people throughout the year. Every day, all types of rums of the different brands manufactured in Cuba are displayed for sale. The customer can participate in the guided tour which includes tasting some of these liqueurs and take home one or more bottles of […]

Varadero dances at Casa de la Música

Varadero dances at Casa de la Música

This cultural project inaugurated by EGREM has been in operation for more than 12 years. La Casa de la Música in Varadero entertains the nights together with other nightclubs such as La Comparsita, the Beatles Bar and the cabaret La Cueva del Pirata. Musicians and groups of diverse genres of the best of Cuban music […]

Everything with chocolate in Varadero

Everything with chocolate in Varadero

Considered one of the only restaurants in Cuba specializing in chocolate-based food. This Casa del Chocolate is located in what used to be the Mayorca restaurant on the main avenue of Varadero. It has a chocolate shop, bar and a restaurant with a menu in which chocolate is the distinctive ingredient. One hundred percent Cuban […]

Marina Gaviota Varadero, sea and land at your service

Marina Gaviota Varadero, sea and land at your service

The Marina Gaviota Varadero is attractive both for the visitor interested in its specialized nautical services and for the common tourist looking for entertainment.  Its general services include several restaurants, bars, bowling alley, shops selling a variety of items and even a nightclub. Its shopping centre borders the promenade. The Meliá Marina Varadero hotel is […]

Dolphinarium in Varadero, where a friend lives

Dolphinarium in Varadero, where a friend lives

The Varadero dolphinarium invites visitors to discover the place “where a friend lives”. Several dolphins of the species Tursiops trucatus or Bottle Nose Dolphin live together in this large pool surrounded by rich vegetation. The entire enclosure was built around this body of natural water connected to the canal and mangrove system of the south […]

Cueva Saturno de Varadero, wonderful natural swimming pool

Cueva Saturno de Varadero, wonderful natural swimming pool

About 12 km from Matanzas, in the village of Carbonera, is the Cave of Saturn. To get there from Havana, you will have to take the road to Varadero Airport and then turn off at a branch that leads to the coast, very close to the town. It is also known in the area as […]

Plaza America convention center in Varadero

Plaza America convention center in Varadero

Plaza América reinforces the potential of Varadero as a destination for incentive tourism. It is an appropriate place for meetings and congresses. It enjoys a high integration of facilities, services and technology. The most recent Tourism Convention in Cuba was held at this Convention Center. It has qualified staff including professional conference organisers, multilingual translators, […]

Cueva del Pirata cabaret for your nights in Varadero

Cueva del Pirata cabaret for your nights in Varadero

This original cabaret is located in a medium-sized natural cave. According to popular tradition, in the past it was a refuge for pirates who crossed the Caribbean. Today it operates as a cabaret with a daily schedule from 10:30pm to 3am with an entrance fee of 10cuc. The night begins with a live show with […]

Beatles Bar, to rock in Varadero

Beatles Bar, to rock in Varadero

The Beatles Bar is an alternative place for nights in Varadero. With an atmosphere that recalls the Beatles’ musical career, for the last 6 years it has been giving visitors a charming musicality. This bar-restaurant is open every day of the week from 1pm to 1am. The musical offer is complemented by national and international […]

JOSONE in Varadero, a curious park

JOSONE in Varadero, a curious park

The name of JOSONE Park does not seem to have anything special in it, until someone tells us its origin. It is the fruit of love between two people perpetuated in a word with no apparent meaning. The couple formed by José Fermín Iturrioz y Llaguno and Onelia Méndez Rubí wanted to celebrate their silver […]

Christian Youth Celebrates Holy Week with Art

Christian Youth Celebrates Holy Week with Art

Holy Week is an important annual celebration of Christian churches. At this stage the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is remembered. Young Cuban Christians also commemorate these events in these days. In a youthful way, with their talents, they express their respect and gratitude to their Lord and Savior. It all starts […]

Cuban Nazarene Theological Seminary, spiritual center

Cuban Nazarene Theological Seminary, spiritual center

The Cuban Nazarene Theological Seminary is also known by the acronym SETENAC. This school has more than 40 years of experience in theological education. It is one of the more than 50 educational institutions of the Church of the Nazarene in the world. It was founded in 1966 as a Nazarene Bible Institute for the […]

Christmas in Cuba

Christmas in Cuba

What’s Christmas celebration? Strangely enough, this question confuses many in our country and beyond. A party, a holiday or is it just something “religious”? Opinions are diverse. Some defend Christmas and others attack it. For some it is important and for others it goes unnoticed every year. This is why the young people of the […]

Festival for Christian Worshipers

Festival for Christian Worshipers

Every year the young Christians of the Church of the Nazarene celebrate their Adoration Festival. This 2017 they met in the church located in La Ceiba in Havana. In response to the call:“Searching an adorer”, young people from Havana and Mayabeque brought their best gifts to this feast of talents dedicated to Jesus Christ, Lord […]

Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), dream of young artists

Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), dream of young artists

Many of us are the ones who once dreamed of studying at ISA, the Instituto Superior de Arte. From children and after youngsters we imagined ourselves graduates of this center. From these classrooms arose giants of art such as visual artists Roberto Fabelo and Zaida del Río and actors Corina Mestre, Luis Alberto García, Alina […]

Graduation Recital at National School of Art (ENA)

Graduation Recital at National School of Art (ENA)

The National School of Art (ENA) is dressed as a gala. There is a graduation today in this music school. You can see the coming and going of students, teachers and parents. Several students will offer their graduation recital. While students of other years continue their study routine, the near-graduates enlist. Some classrooms are empty. […]

Park of American Fraternity in Havana

Park of American Fraternity in Havana

This park has its history. Some time ago it was a stage of military exercises, today is crowded by all kinds of walkers. It was baptized as Square of Mars during the XVII and XVIII centuries until transcendentally it obtained the title of “Park of the American Fraternity”. It was built in 1892 to celebrate […]

Charros in Havana, Mexican music for every occasion

Charros in Havana, Mexican music for every occasion

Cubans are lovers of music. We like to sing or that others sing for us in any corner or party. Cuban music or from other latitudes makes our soul happy and allows us to express emotions. We are a musical town. We love good traditional Mexican music that was born in the country villages, among […]

Party for “Principe Enano” in Cuba

Party for “Principe Enano” in Cuba

Our Apostle and national hero “Jose Marti” once said: “Children are the hope of the world.” Cuba has high regard for its children. Just as Martí called his son “mi principe enano (my young prince)”, every Cuban child is a “prince” or “princess.” For that reason, this municipal contest is called: “For a young prince”. […]

Trip to stars in Havana Planetarium

Trip to stars in Havana Planetarium

In Havana, in the surroundings of the Old Square and near to the Cámara Oscura (Dark Chamber), you will be able to travel to the stars. Yes, as you read, a trip to the stars from Cuba. This is thanks to an ambitious Cuban-Japanese project called “Planetarium of Havana “. A modern facility in the […]

Expocuba, fun for all ages

Expocuba, fun for all ages

Cubans of all generations know Expocuba. This is a multifaceted center, with varied offers for all ages. It was inaugurated by Fidel Castro on January 4, 1989. Since then it has hosted important events every year. In this year 2017, Expocuba offered to the younger public a variety of recreational offers because of the school […]

Castle of Royal Force in Old Havana

Castle of Royal Force in Old Havana

The people who visit the Arms Square and the Palace of the Captains General, will not want to miss a visit the Castle of the Royal Force. This 16th-century military fortress is located at one end of the Arms Square, right in front of the bay, in the historic center of Havana. This exponent of […]

Tour through Palace of Captains General

Tour through Palace of Captains General

The Palace of the Captains General receives hundreds of visits daily. In this majestic colonial building is currently the Museum of the City. It is considered the most important museum of the Historic Center of Havana and the best architectural work of the Cuban Baroque. More than 40 exhibition halls bring us a closer view […]

“Alicia Alonso” theater: home of Cuban National Ballet

“Alicia Alonso” theater: home of Cuban National Ballet

This building impresses in the landscape of Havana. It is one of the icons of the city along with the Capitol and the Morro. With a fascinating neo-baroque style according to European models, it stands out for its elegant balconies, windows, cornices and towers. The carvings and sculptures in stone are of exquisite fineness. In […]

Central Park, meeting point in Old Havana

Central Park, meeting point in Old Havana

Thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors go through it every day. It is an excellent starting point to get oriented and to explore Havana. Here are the neighborhoods of Old Havana and Centro Habana. A meeting point, always alive. Located on the edge of the historical center of Havana, Central Park is a central open-air […]

José Marti Memorial in Revolution Square

José Marti Memorial in Revolution Square

Once you have reached the Revolution Square, you can visit the José Marti Memorial located on the large base of the tower. The entrance is guarded by the great marble statue of the National Hero. It was placed there in 1958 and is surrounded by 6 pillars that represent the old provinces in which the […]

Revolution Square, center of the Gran Habana

Revolution Square, center of the Gran Habana

The Revolution Square is a historic symbol of Cuba. It is known throughout the world for being the setting for multitudinous meetings of the Cuban people. From this place important speeches have been proclaimed and unpublished patriotic acts have been carried out by Fidel Castro. This huge square was built on a hill, imitating the […]

A glance to Havana: Dark chamber, Old Havana

A glance to Havana: Dark chamber, Old Havana

Imagine being able to contemplate the whole of Havana at a glance. Impossible? You only have to visit the Cámara Oscura (Dark Chamber) in Old Havana. You will enjoy a 360 degree view of the entire Havana outline. This magnificent artifact was donated to the city by the Provincial Deputation of Cádiz, Spain. The donation […]

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 […]

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