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Aug

13

A Havana Must-See: the Newly Renovated Capitolio

The Old Havana district in Cuba’s capital city is a maze of colorful cobblestone alleyways that date back to the 16th century. Still mostly residential, the streets are dotted with neighbors peering over their aging apartment balconies at the bustle below. Street vendors hawk farm fresh mangoes while groups of children play soccer and de facto mechanics work miracles to keep 1950’s American classic cars running without proper replacement parts. 


Oct

25

El Morro: Havana's Richest Historical Landmark

El Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro or simply “El Morro” for short, is a quintessential Havana landmark. “El Morro” is frequently used to refer to not just this colonial-era Spanish castle, but a two-part defensive complex called the Morro-Cabaña Military Historic Park, which also includes the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress.

Sep

29

La Fábrica del Arte: A One-Stop Spot for Cuban Culture

La Fábrica del Arte – or The Art Factory – has received lots of hype since it first opened its doors in February of 2014. La Fábrica, or la F.A.C., as it is often called, is a multidisciplinary cultural space housed in an old cooking oil factory in Havana’s residential neighborhood of Vedado. Here, you can get a one-stop introduction to Cuban culture, as you mingle among Havana’s hippest and witness the art and music of some of Cuba’s greatest and most promising artists.

Aug

18

Historic Site Spotlight: Plaza de la Catedral

Cuba has a long list of must-see attractions and experiences. If you want to take a step back in time while experiencing the vibrance of modern Cuban culture, the historic Plaza de la Catedral would be a great place to start.

Feb

17

Architect Isabel Rigol's Lifelong Quest to Restore Havana's Cultural Heritage Sites

Havana is a city where colonial fortresses lie adjacent to neoclassical buildings and art deco hotels. It is an architect’s and art historian’s paradise. And, as many of Havana’s older buildings begin to deteriorate, people in the preservation and restoration fields certainly have their work cut out for them!

Jun

17

Explore Caibarién

The charming seaside town of Caibarién, in the Villa Clara province on Cuba’s northern coast, lies far from the island’s tourist trail, yet offers noteworthy attractions, from community art projects and deliciously fresh seafood, to one of Cuba’s most renowned festivals, and the pristine white beaches of “Los Cayos.”

For those seeking insight into authentic Cuban life, this wonderfully offbeat destination merits a visit. In Caibarien, you’ll find fragile crumbling buildings, extra-friendly locals and a way of life seemingly stuck in a bygone era.


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