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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.


Oct

27

Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida is renowned for it Colonial charm, architectural beauty and central location in the heart of Havana Vieja. With only 25 rooms, it’s not surprising that the structure was originally a private residence, built in 1836 and occupied over time by aristocrats and wealthy businessmen.


Sep

28

Historic Hotels of Havana

Classic cars aren’t Cuba’s only obvious links to the past. Despite new construction throughout the island, its art deco and belle époque hotels grandly stand the test of time.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba:

With its distinctive architecture, waterfront setting, and colorful history, the 457-room Nacional serves as a tourist attraction in its own right. Its Cabaret Parisien hosts lavish stage shows nightly, and shiny classic cars adorn the grounds.


May

08

Havana’s Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Visiting Cuba often feels like entering a portal for a trip back in time, and this sensation is especially strong when stepping into Havana’s Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Situated in the center of Havana and a stone’s throw from the sea and the Malecón, the hotel is an important symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity.


Apr

28

Cuba Comes Alive at Cemetery Colon

Odd though it may sound, Cemetario Cristobal Colon (informally known as "Colon Cemetery") stands among Havana's best-loved attractions. At Colon, named for explorer Christopher Columbus, visitors find more than 500 chapels, vaults and mausoleums, the graves of notable citizens—and countless stories.


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