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 […]

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

If there was an effective remedy to cure nostalgia for the past, with the right prescription one could buy it at the French pharmacy Triolet, which since 1882 has opened its doors in the historical center of Matanzas, in western Cuba. An atmosphere tinged with old essences brought from distant lands, books of formulas, cedar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

Santa Clara: A boulevard with life

We are in the city of Santa Clara. Walking along Independencia street, one of the main streets of the city, we reach the Boulevard. This is a place frequented by all the inhabitants and visitors. We will see around some shops with assorted items. Numerous places offer their specialties of dishes, drinks or ice cream […]

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Through Boulevard of Cienfuegos

Santa Clara, Havana and other cities of Cuba have their Boulevard, and Cienfuegos did not want to be left behind. Full of life and with varied commercial and cultural offerings, the Cienfuegos Boulevard is undoubtedly one of the most frequented sites in the city. It can even be said to be the busiest pedestrian route […]

Rox Goldware, Art hands Jewelry

Rox Goldware, Art hands Jewelry

The goldsmith’s art for many years, was one job for men. This ancient art, started creating silver objects for liturgical purposes and secular utilitarian functions. In this tradition as a continuum starts in the twentieth century a revival in the different craft demonstrations, including metalwork and particularly the goldsmith. In Cuba meanwhile, this art has […]

A site for young art

A site for young art

There are few occasions in which a pair of fine artists has come together to share site. The reasons are different, but the fundamental reason for seeking relief in his pocket. The idea of conceiving a place where two artists develop their work is not new, either in Cuba or elsewhere. However, finding a place […]