Crystallized time in the dreamy Havana

Everyone has dreamed of spending a holiday in Havana (Havana). This dream usually includes Cuban cigars, Caribbean music and a unique atmosphere.

No matter what your holiday in Cuba consists of, whether it’s a tour of the island or a week of sun and beach, visiting Havana is a must. If you do not have much time you must carefully decide what to see in Havana although some places will be missed. The old town (Habana Vieja), for example, was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique beauty. Colonial buildings, cobbled streets where curtains are wonderful and among the best spots for photography. We are in Plaza de la Cathedral, where the Palacio de los Marqueses de Aguas Claras of the eighteenth century is located.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

The American artist Ernest Hemingway was in Havana in 1939 and lived here about twenty years. He wrote his best works by observing the succession of dictators and revolutionaries. Do not forget to stop by in the middle of the Bodeguita, Plaza Vieja, the favorite by the famous writer. The most modern part of town, if you can use this word for a country substantially crystallized over time, is the Historic Center of Havana where the seat of the old parliament(the National Capital used before the revolution), the theater of ‘Opera, the Hotel Inglaterra and the Bacardi building are.

Hotel Inglaterra, Havana

Hotel Inglaterra, Havana

Do not miss the Museo de la Revolucion in the old Presidential Palace. It used to be the residence of Batista and now collects testimonies and tributes to the revolution of Fidel Castro. In the square in the front there are two relics of this epoch, the boat he secretly returned to Cuba with Fidel Che Guevara in ’56 and the tank with which he led the fight at the Bay of Pigs.

Cuban Color Temperature from Ezaram Vambe

Particularly impressive is the Paseo del Prado, the main promenade in Havana along which palaces and buildings in the typical Cuban baroque style reside.

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