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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 passin street Mercaderes, 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 Havana. The […]

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 […]

September, Begins school course in Cuba

September, Begins school course in Cuba

It finished the month of August. It also concluded the holidays and it begins the school course in Cuba. The pioneers return to their classrooms. It is the happy day of the re-encounterwith old classmates and teachers. Others, begin for the first time and arrive with expectation of their new school. All are received by […]

Cuba Healthy Holidays

Cuba Healthy Holidays

Prevention is vital for maintaining health. Periodic clinical evaluations, complemented by basic and specialized tests, not only allow the ratification of good health condition, but also, make it possible to do early diagnosis of clinical disorders or diseases that, at early stages, have medical solution. Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, S.A. (Cuban Medical Services, SA), […]

The Morro Castle in Havana

The Morro Castle in Havana

Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro, or “El Morro” as it is most commonly known, is the first fort you’ll come to after crossing under the harbor channel tunnel. Sitting on the point overlooking Havana’s narrow harbor channel, it was built between 1589 and 1630 and served as an important line of defense […]

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