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 […]

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. […]

Cueva de los Portales and its romance with “Che”

Cueva de los Portales and its romance with “Che”

Protected by the lush vegetation of Sierra de la Güira, Cueva de Los Portales is located in the municipality of La Palma, Pinar del Río, because of its physical and geographical formations and its cultural and historical values, one of the most visited sites in western Cuba. As a result of the cut that the […]

Pinar del Río: Garden of Cuba

Pinar del Río: Garden of Cuba

Known as the “garden of Cuba” and world-famous for its tobacco plantations, Pinar del Río celebrates its 150th anniversary in September. Located at the western end of the island, Vueltabajo is the first link between Cubans and the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Canal. Recognized by numerous experts as the land […]

Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum

Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum

The Camilo Cienfuegos National Museum in the Yaguajay municipality of Sancti Spiritus province, some 380 kilometers from Havana, is one of the centers that treasures the history of one of Cuba’s most important men in the twentieth century. Inaugurated in 1989, the complex comprises a sculptural ensemble with the representation of artist Thelvia Marín del […]

Cayos San Felipe: overwhelming experience

Cayos San Felipe: overwhelming experience

Located to the south of Pinar del Río and accessible only by sea from the ports of La Coloma, Nueva Gerona and Batabanó, or from the international diving centers of Hotel Colony and Maria la Gorda, the Cayos de San Felipe National Park is a true paradise for nature tourism lovers. Species such as dwarf […]

Villa Aguas Claras, the Caribbean colors

Villa Aguas Claras, the Caribbean colors

Located in the grounds of an old Pinar del Río estate, the International Villa Aguas Claras is a true oasis to enjoy the colors of the Caribbean. Only seven kilometers from the city of Pinar del Río and twenty kilometers from the Valley of Viñales, the complex becomes an ideal place for nature tourism lovers. […]

Bariay: Where Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba

Bariay: Where Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba

What is now known as Bariay National Monument Park was the site that Christopher Columbus crossed to get into Cuban territory on October 28, 1492 and discover the most beautiful land that human eyes had ever seen. Located 37 kilometers from the city of Holguín, Bariay Park is a protected area due to its biological […]

The lovely Trinidad in Cuba

The lovely Trinidad in Cuba

Also known as the Museum City of Cuba, Trinidad is one of the places with the greatest tradition, culture and history of the Caribbean country. Presumed to be one of the most comprehensive and preserved architectural ensembles in the Americas, these attributes have allowed it to be recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO […]

Santisima Trinidad, temple of culture and religion

Santisima Trinidad, temple of culture and religion

The Iglesia Mayor Santísima Trinidad, located in the province of Sancti Spíritus, is one of the most beautiful and prestigious Catholic temples in Cuba. Considered also the largest in Trinidad, this Church treasures valuable works of the island’s religious artistic heritage. After 75 years of construction, it was inaugurated on February 15, 1892 by Bishop […]

Laguna del Tesoro in Playa Larga

Laguna del Tesoro in Playa Larga

According to legend, the natives of the island threw their wealth at the bottom of the lake to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spaniards, hence the name of the Laguna del Tesoro, a natural paradise located in the Ciénaga de Zapata. This reservoir, with a surface area of 16 square kilometers […]

Guamá: Mythical charm of a legend

Guamá: Mythical charm of a legend

Guamá is a Cuban tourist center very frequented every year by visitors of all nationalities. Located in the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, the main wetland of the insular Caribbean and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, it is a site of great attraction for its history and nature. This village exhibits places destined to the sale […]

Cueva de los Peces, a true underwater paradise

Cueva de los Peces, a true underwater paradise

Cueva de los Peces is one of the most amazing gifts of nature that exists. This seventy-two-meter deep cenote, located on the south coast of Cuba, in the municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, is the deepest in the country. Its attractive is that this water well, surrounded by vegetation, creates a natural swimming pool ideal […]

Caletón, history and nature at Playa Larga

Caletón, history and nature at Playa Larga

To feel in direct contact with nature, rest from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy an incomparable tranquility, there is no better proposal than visiting Caletón. Located in the municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, the largest wetland of the insular Caribbean, this small and hospitable fishing village is one of those places […]

La Dionisia: paradise of history and nature

La Dionisia: paradise of history and nature

Away from the city noise, produced by the sound of cars and the hubbub of passers-by, remains the tourist center La Dionisia, a paradise in which history and nature converge. Located on the outskirts of the city of Matanzas, about 100 kilometers east of Havana, the old coffee mill founded in 1820 stands out for […]

Ignacio Agramonte’s House Museum at Camagüey

Ignacio Agramonte’s House Museum at Camagüey

The House Museum of Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, located in the urban center of the city of Camagüey becomes one of the most important buildings of the city for its architectural, historical and cultural values. The building, declared a National Monument in 1978, was presumably erected in the middle of the eighteenth century and shows the architectural […]

A Pharaoh in Pinar del Río

A Pharaoh in Pinar del Río

Inspired by the extraordinary and mystical universe of Egyptian civilization and due to the popular preference, El Faraón nightclub has become the flagship nightclub in Vueltabajo. With a decoration that recreates the life of well-known monarchs, the facility aims to stimulate the interest of domestic and foreign visitors to the valuable passages of the culture […]

“Coliseum”: A luxury option for exercises in Vueltabajo

“Coliseum”: A luxury option for exercises in Vueltabajo

Every day more people are betting on a healthy way of life; therefore, among the alternatives most liked by Cubans, is attending a gym to possess a healthy and stylized body. Without overcrowding, better hygiene and more equipment available, private premises nowadays offer a much more tempting offer for practitioners than state facilities. This is […]

House of Cultural Diversity: architectural gem of Camagüey

House of Cultural Diversity: architectural gem of Camagüey

The House of Cultural Diversity, located in the city of Camagüey, shows its visitors the multicultural plurality and the architectural, patrimonial and cultural values of the legendary Puerto Príncipe. Located in front of the former Arms Square, today Ignacio Agramonte Park, and surrounded by the houses of the most illustrious neighbors of the town, its […]

Plaza del Carmen: art and tradition in Camagüey

Plaza del Carmen: art and tradition in Camagüey

There are many reasons for locals and visitors to succumb to the charms of Plaza del Carmen, located in the heart of the city of Camagüey, and considered the second most preserved Colonial Place of the former villa. Its varied popular architecture, irregular courtyards, simple and modest facades of the houses, representative of the original […]

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