Karl Marx: Theatre for great events in Cuba

Karl Marx: Theatre for great events in Cuba

Also known as “Teatro de los grandes acontecimientos”, the Karl Marx theatre is an opportune stage to get in touch with Cuban culture and enjoy the shows that take place there. The Karl Marx is Cuba’s largest theatre and has an enormous auditorium, capable of accommodating around five thousand people. Its rooms represent a space […]

Santiago de Cuba, land of Cuban folklore

Santiago de Cuba, land of Cuban folklore

Rebellious, heroic and hospitable, this is how Santiago de Cuba, one of the most interesting provinces of the country, located on the eastern tip of the island, is defined. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in terms of importance and is the cradle of the identity and culture of this nation. The stories […]

Sierra Maestra, history and nature mixed

Sierra Maestra, history and nature mixed

Located to the east of the island, the Sierra Maestra is the largest mountain range in Cuba, also considered a National Park. Its history is linked to the most important processes that the country has gone through. Since 1956, its dense vegetation has been used to establish the guerrilla movement led by Fidel Castro, which […]

Narras: family restaurant with Cuban flavor

Narras: family restaurant with Cuban flavor

A few years after its creation, the restaurant Los Narra, in the municipality of Viñales, has emerged as a family idea for the service of the best Cuban food. It is located very close to the main square of the city, right in the inner courtyard of some houses, which provides privacy and keeps it […]

Gran Piedra: monument of Cuban nature

Gran Piedra: monument of Cuban nature

La Gran Piedra (The Great Stone) is the result of the chance of nature in the province of Santiago de Cuba. Weighing about 70,000 tons, 25 meters high and 30 meters wide, the large mass of volcanic rock is one of the greatest attractions for national and international visitors. Discovering the mysteries associated with the […]

La Farola: Cuban East’s wonder construction

La Farola: Cuban East’s wonder construction

Part of the seven wonders of civil engineering in Cuba, the road to the Viaduct of La Farola is a feat from the point of view of construction and an attraction for the impressive views that can be seen along the way. Established in 1965 with the mission of linking by land the province of […]

Baracoa: First City of Cuba

Baracoa: First City of Cuba

Baracoa boasts of being the first town founded in Cuba by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, under the title of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa. This is why it contains a large part of the history and legends of this island. The Primada City, as it is also called, has a […]

The comfort of Cuban hotels: Club Tropical

The comfort of Cuban hotels: Club Tropical

The Hotel Club Tropical is the option that the traveler looking for comfort needs, attractive prices and the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean: Varadero. 26 km from the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, the 3-star all-inclusive hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the services offered there, including […]

Havana Christ, blessing Cuba’s capital

Havana Christ, blessing Cuba’s capital

Esbelta and colossal, blessing the capital of all Cubans, is located on the other side of the bay the Statue of the Christ of Havana. Created in 1958 in Italy, the work of Cuban artist Jilma Madera represents the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is the world’s largest sculpture made by a woman, in Carrara […]

Martin Luther King centre: integration and defence of values

Martin Luther King centre: integration and defence of values

This Memorial Center is located in Havana under the name of the renowned American pastor Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Award laureate in 1964 for his efforts to eradicate apartheid. Heir to the ideals of the North American reverend, the center founded on April 25, 1987, is an initiative aimed at promoting values such […]

A la medida de lo cubano: Palacio de la Artesanía

A la medida de lo cubano: Palacio de la Artesanía

Palacio de la Artesanía is another of the places you should not miss on your trip to the capital of all Cubans, especially if you want to take home a present from your stay on the island. Full of history and Cuban history, this mansion currently houses a center for the marketing of souvenirs, which […]

Feria del Libro: Literature Festival in Cuba

Feria del Libro: Literature Festival in Cuba

The International Feria del Libro in Havana is the most important event dedicated to literature in the country. This cultural event is held every year during the month of February, in the space offered by the emblematic Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, located at the entrance to Havana Bay. A large number of […]

Antiimperialist Tribune of Cubans

Antiimperialist Tribune of Cubans

The Anti-imperialist Tribune is a space of Vedado in Havana capital. Here have place ceremonies, concerts and political and cultural activities, mainly, for Cuban youth. It was built in front of the Havanan Malecon and to the current Embassy of United States, in the year 2000, with the purpose of becoming the platform on which […]

History of Cuba in Museum of the Revolution

History of Cuba in Museum of the Revolution

Built between 1913 and 1920, the Museum of the Revolution is a must-see for all lovers and curious people of Cuban history. This admirable building is located in the former Presidential Palace, a site used by several presidents before the revolutionary triumph and where the assault against the dictator Fulgencio Batista took place on March […]

Cocotaxis: original way of walking Havana

Cocotaxis: original way of walking Havana

If you are visiting the capital of Cuba and have already traveled its streets on foot, by bike or in the famous “almendrones”, try to venture with the Cocotaxis, a fun and unique option to know Havana. This original means of transport owes its name to its resemblance to the shape of a coconut, a […]

BuleBar66: New space for Cuban music

BuleBar66: New space for Cuban music

In the central boulevard of San Rafael in the capital, a new cultural center that defends Cuban music stands out before the eyes of walkers, with varied proposals for the public on the island and abroad. Bule Bar 66 is the name of this site that overflows with Cuban and artistic quality in each of […]

Bacardi Footprint in Havana

Bacardi Footprint in Havana

With the most authentic Art Deco style, the Bacardi building in Old Havana is one of the symbols of Cuban architecture and a part of the history of the capital city of the Cubans. Its construction was completed in 1930, as part of a competition called by Bacardí, with the aim of selecting from among […]

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

Composed of 65 defactory ruins, summer houses, barracks and other sugar industry facilities, the Valle de los Ingenios, a few kilometers northeast of Trinidad, is a true museum of Cuban sugar production. This natural and cultural site, located on an extensive plain formed by the Agabama-Méyer, Santa Rosa and southern coastal plains, is a well-conceived […]

Palacio del Segundo Cabo: Latin American and Cuban history

Palacio del Segundo Cabo: Latin American and Cuban history

At a corner of the Plaza de Armas, in the Old Havana Historical Center, is located the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, a majestic building that constitutes a reference of the constructions during the colonial period. With a peculiar baroque style, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo attracts attention for its elegance and to preserve, as faithfully […]

Hotel Nacional, enchanted castle of Havana

Hotel Nacional, enchanted castle of Havana

Declared a National Monument and Memory of the World by UNESCO, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba is synonymous with elegance, refinement and good taste within the hotel industry of the island. The emblematic building of eclectic style, combined by Art Deco and neo-colonial design, has been in existence for more than eighty years, reasons that […]

Casa del Agua La Tinaja, to satiate thirst

Casa del Agua La Tinaja, to satiate thirst

Few places are as striking and unusual in the Cuban capital as Casa del Agua “La Tinaja” in Old Havana. This is a small establishment located in calle Obispo, to a side of Plaza de Armas, being part of the restaurant La Mina, specialized in Creole food. Casa del Agua “La Tinaja” is a place […]

A piece of China in Havana

A piece of China in Havana

Havana’s Chinatown is an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the Cuban capital. A place where you can breathe the airs of the distant oriental culture, whose roots are a permanent part of the idiosyncrasy of the inhabitants of this island. It is one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in the American continent, […]

Museo Armería on La Habana, a collection to discover

Museo Armería on La Habana, a collection to discover

Discovering Cuba’s history through the weapons of each stage can be an interesting experience for those visiting the capital of this Caribbean island. This is precisely the proposal of the 9 de Abril Arms Museum, a site located in Mercaderes street in Old Havana, designed to preserve and exhibit the pieces of the country’s arms […]

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

The Plaza Mayor is the center of the historic quarter of the beautiful city of Trinidad, in Sancti Spíritus. With a stately colonial style, the Plaza is a place of congregation for visitors from all over the world, who come here to admire the architectural beauty of the Trinitarian city and its history. Since the […]

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

With four centuries of existence, the Tower of Manacas-Iznaga in Trinidad, is one of those sites that, for the luck of Cuban and foreign visitors, remains unbreakable as a symbol of the city and national heritage. Undoubtedly an attribute of the region, the Tower comes to our days as yet another example of the splendour […]

Cuban Ice Cream Cathedral: Coppelia

Cuban Ice Cream Cathedral: Coppelia

The Coppelia of Havana is more than an option to taste the delicious ice cream that is made in Cuba; Coppelia is a meeting point and space to share with family and friends but, above all, it is a symbol of the capital of all Cubans. This ice-cream parlour owes its name to the famous […]

Cine Yara, big screen for Cubans

Cine Yara, big screen for Cubans

One of the representative spaces of the Havana city, which allows direct contact with Cuban cinema of all times, is the Yara Cinema. This institution of the first half of the last century, is located in the downtown Vedado Habanero and is one of the main leisure options for the capitals and visitors from all […]

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

One of the most paradisiacal and tropical places in Cuba is Playa Larga, an area located on the southern coast of the Caribbean island, specifically in the Ciénaga de Zapata, known as the largest and best preserved wetland in the insular Caribbean. This beautiful coastal settlement, 175 km from Havana and 132 km from Varadero, […]

Legacy of Sarrá Pharmacy

Legacy of Sarrá Pharmacy

The Museo-Farmacia Sarrá is a site that treasures a valuable pharmaceutical heritage, exposed to visitors who wish to know what was once Cuba’s largest dispensary and the second of its kind in Latin America. The original name of this place is La Reunion, however, everyone recognizes it as Sarrá Pharmacy, due to the surname of […]

Tempting chocolate aroma on Mercaderes Street

Tempting chocolate aroma on Mercaderes Street

Many are the travellers who happen to be stopped on the corner of Mercaderes 255, captivated by the exquisite aroma of chocolate, as they travel through the streets of Havana in the past. In this corner of the historic quarter of the capital, you will find the Casa del Chocolate, one of the most visited […]

University of Havana, temple of wisdom and history

University of Havana, temple of wisdom and history

Many of the visitors who arrive in Cuba have a tradition of visiting the University of Havana, and take a snapshot that treasures forever the moment next to the Alma Mater, the bronze statue that is a symbol of this building and emblem for all Cuban students. The University of Havana is the oldest on […]

Havanan Malecon, symbol of all Cubans

Havanan Malecon, symbol of all Cubans

Havana’s Malecón is the most famous seafront promenade in Cuba and one of the capital’s places where most people from different parts of the world gather. Named by some as the world’s longest bench, this concrete wall overlooks the city’s northern coast and serves as a seat for all those who come to this area […]

Manzana: majestic hotel in Old Havana

Manzana: majestic hotel in Old Havana

Havana Vieja, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently boasts the majesty of one of Cuba’s most luxurious historic buildings: the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. The popularly known by the Havanese as Manzana de Gómez, is today a splendid five-star hotel plus that offers attractive facilities and high level services to please the most demanding visitors. […]

Hotel Inglaterra, witness from colonial Havana

Hotel Inglaterra, witness from colonial Havana

One of Havana’s most renowned buildings for its history, its splendour and what it represents for the marvelous city, is the Hotel Inglaterra. Its privileged location in the historic quarter, in front of the Central Park and very close to the Capitol, allows visitors a comfortable and profitable route through the colonial part of the […]

The legend of the India Havana

The legend of the India Havana

The Fountain of India or the Noble Havana, as it is also called, is a beautiful statue that represents the native Havana, according to legend, wife of the chieftain who reigned on the island at the arrival of the Spanish colonizers, and from which the capital of Cuba takes her name. Placed at the end […]

Focsa, Havanan giant

Focsa, Havanan giant

At 121 meters above sea level, defying the passing of time and the onslaught of the weather, the Focsa Building, one of the seven wonders of Cuban civil engineering, stands on the top of the city’s top floor. As a faithful sentinel in the form of a Y, it remains motionless and majestic in the […]