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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]