Havana

Capital City of Cuba

Deemed as the largest city in the whole of the Caribbean, Havana is considered as one of the most culturally-rich city center across the globe. Havana has successfully preserved its colonial past displayed in cathedrals, castles, museum and residential mansions. Vieja Habana or Old Havana has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage as it is the seat of the Presidential Palace and to more than 900 historical and cultural landmarks.

Havanans preserve and celebrate their culture with passion. Their exuberance for music and dance are manifested in the many clubs, cabarets and even the streets of the city. Some of the best dance companies and ballet schools are in Havana while its theatre community is the best this side of the Caribbean.

Comedy and film clubs and art galleries thrive in the city. Calle Obispo is the site of the eclectic art form while the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is home to more extensive art. Federico Garcia Lorca and Ernest Hemingway were lived in Havana. They must have greatly influenced the locals as the many works of local writers, poets and philosophers are available at the bookstores that dot the city.

The 15 km length of outstanding beaches and pristine coral reefs beckon beach enthusiasts. For those who prefer to commune with nature, the 670 hectares of wide verdant space is located at Lenin’s Park.

There is something gloriously different in a Havana sunrise and thus should not be missed. The best companion in watching a Havana sunrise is a cup of Cuban coffee!

A single cannot shot from the Parque Historica Militar Morro-Cabaña signals the end of the day in the city. This nightly rtual is called cañonazo ceremony and remains a great hit for kids.