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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Templete: genesis of a city

Templete: genesis of a city

Among the countless symbols of the Cuban capital there is one that, due to its history and tradition, constitutes one of the most deeply rooted rituals in the capital and Cuban people in general: The Templete. The Templete is a Doric-style monument that marks the place where, according to the accounts, the first mass and […]

Tradition and modernity in G street in Vedado

Tradition and modernity in G street in Vedado

Avenida de los Presidentes, popularly known as Calle G, is a meeting point for the capital’s population, especially youth, and one of the most lively places in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. This Havana artery has wide parks and well-preserved landscaping, making it a perfect place to converse, enjoy the sounds of the city or simply walk […]

Feria del Puerto: Souvenirs with “cubanía”

Feria del Puerto: Souvenirs with “cubanía”

If you are one of those who prefer to give or collect representative objects from Cuba, the Feria del Puerto, in Havana, is the right place to buy them. Also known as Almacenes de Depósito San José, due to the enormous and spacious naves where it is located, the Feria del Puerto is the largest […]

Church of Reina, spirituality and idiosyncrasy symbiosis

Church of Reina, spirituality and idiosyncrasy symbiosis

If you are passing through the commonly known as Reina Street, in Central Havana, the majestic and stately Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Ignatius of Loyola, known by the capitals as the Church of Reina, will surely prevail before your eyes. This is one of the most beautiful and colossal Catholic […]

Native House of José Martí: the Teacher’s origins

Native House of José Martí: the Teacher’s origins

One of the most interesting and emotional places in Havana, due to its historical and cultural value and the source of knowledge it represents, is the Casa Natal de José Martí, the National Hero of Cuba. La Casita de Martí, as it is popularly known, is the oldest museum in the capital and treasures an […]

A space to enjoy Fine arts in Havana

A space to enjoy Fine arts in Havana

The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the places in the Cuban capital that attracts the attention of art lovers in all its manifestations. Divided into two large buildings, one dedicated to Cuban art and the other dedicated to universal art, this institution keeps in its rooms one of the largest collections of […]

Perfumería Havana 1791: aroma of a city

Perfumería Havana 1791: aroma of a city

Just in the street Mercaderes of colonial Havana, is located a peculiar place that intoxicates everyone who travels through this area of the Cuban capital. Inside, the most captivating fragrances are made and sold, extracted from exotic natural flowers. Havana 1791 is a handmade perfumery that imitates the techniques of the past and has twelve […]

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”. […]

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