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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Located in the Historical Center, National Monument, of the tercentenary City of Matanzas rises the Park of Freedom, space dedicated to spend free time, the talkings and the walks, in which often happen important cultural shows. The formerly Plaza de Armas, constitutes an alive referent of this neoclassical city of Cuba and latent witness of […]

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

To the north of Matanzas, in an elevated area known as the Simpson Heights, at the southern end of the Yumurí Valley, a neoclassical style hermitage or religious temple was built in 1874, dedicated to the Virgin of Monserrat, Catalan patron saint. A true jewel of Cuban colonial architecture, the Ermita de Monserrate stands out […]

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

If you visit the town of Chorro de Maíta in the municipality of Banes in the province of Holguín, you will arrive at the archaeological zone with the largest Aboriginal settlement in Cuba. Inaugurated in 1990, the site, which simulates a Taino village, shows a cemetery of natives with all the forms of burial found […]

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

Since its foundation in 2008, the environmental street theatre group TECMA has been an indispensable part of the cultural scene in Vueltabajo. In their constant struggle on stilts, the young actors give the public an exquisite show where the audience becomes protagonists of the most diverse stories. Known throughout the island, TECMA’s presentations are characterized […]

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 […]

Pan de Azúcar community, romance between history and nature

Pan de Azúcar community, romance between history and nature

A curious story hovers over the rural community of Pan de Azúcar, belonging to the backward municipality of Minas de Matahambre. There, next to the vestiges of a 19th century slave cemetery, the ruins of the legendary Cafetal El Carmelo, used as a façade by the Spanish landowner Francisco Marty, for the slave trade, remain. […]

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 […]

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