Cuba | The forbidden paradise

The “forbidden paradise ” is one of the first choices of traveling. It has so much to offer the visitor, such as history, culture, nightlife, beautiful beaches, clean seas and tropical vegetation. The Cuban people are warm who live to entertain. The rhythms of salsa and mambo are widespread in the atmosphere and drift away for a while in the crazy pace of this place. The fun begins in Cuba in the morning and ends at dawn. The capital is Havana internationally renowned for its fine cigars and the famous rum. The landscape could be described as inconsistent with a particular color. A sunny vibrant city that dares you to discover. There’s a huge interest of the historic center with its colonial style buildings which many of those are left to its abandonment due to adverse economic conditions. Havana is protected by UNESCO for its monuments which are world heritage. The climate is tropical. Summer (May to October) is the rainy season and winter (November-April ) is the period of drought.

Cuba Vinales

Cuba Vinales

Havana is the capital of Cuba and has the largest port of the country, which was founded in 1519. The Spanish colonists constructed four majestic strongholds that exist until today. In the early ’30s Havana was considered one of the most popular tourist destinations, luxury clubs, major hotels and anything that could satisfy the visitor. You must get really tired for you to explore the historical center with its neighborhoods, magnificent buildings vestiges of Spanish colonization which alternated with modernism. In Old Havana, the heart of the historic center, are the most remarkable historic buildings whose architectural style is a combination of the famous colonial style, Baroque and Art Deco.

Cayo Granma

Cayo Granma

We stroll to the pedestrian Mercaderes, O’Reilly, Obispo and Oficios and squares as the square Weapons (Plaza de las Armas), built in the 16th century, it is one of the highlights of the city, where you can see historic colonial buildings architecture, Cathedral Square (Plaza de la Catedral) is the best known in Havana and the most beautiful in Latin America. Besides the cathedral symbol, the square surrounded by baroque palaces of the 18th century, the Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

Cuba Paradise Island

Cuba Paradise Island

The street Calle Obispo is the largest and most famous street of Old Havana, joined with the Capitol Square of Weapons and the Cathedral. Walk and enjoy the colorful crowd, dozens of bars and cafes with live music and see the inner courtyards of colonial architecture houses. The boulevard Prado (El Prado) is the one that connects the Capitol to the promenade, the famous Malecon. This path with wooden benches, flower beds and statues used again for their afternoon stroll residents of Havana.

Cuba Paradise Beach

Cuba Paradise Beach

The Malecon, the road symbol of Havana, that surrounds all of the coastline from the harbor to the Miramar. It is a meeting point for locals who flock after sundown, to play music, wander around and participate in impromptu fiestas. The two historic bars of Havana is the Bodeguita del Medio behind the Cathedral Square and the Floridita, at the beginning of the street Obispo, at the height of the Capitol. At first you will find authentic mojito and second the best daquiri in the world.

Cuba photos: Doug88888, Nuno Lopes, rachphillips, Caesar Leonard.

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