Cuba


Marked by colorful buildings, classic cars, and trademark cigars Cuba has much to offer anyone willing to dive into its rich, palpable culture.Explore Old Havana’s cobblestone streets lined with vintage cars and restored architectural gems. Relax with a cup of coffee at one of the charming cafes around the square. If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to visit to Museo de la Ciudad, then perhaps stroll over to Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a 16th century fortress built to fend off attacks from pirates. This incredible structure features a moat and drawbridge, a mediaeval scene come to life! Enjoy a concert and meet locals in Plaza de Armas, a major social gathering place for more than five centuries.On the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, the colonial town of Cienfuegos was once a hub for trading sugar cane, tobacco, and coffee. Enjoy the city’s panoramic Parque Central. Visit the Palacio del Valle and the Tomas Terry Theater, an architectural jewel of the nineteenth century.When in Trinidad, stop by the famous Potters House, a family-owned pottery shop, where each piece of pottery is produced to help reconstruct and preserve Trinidad’s tourist areas. Then enjoy a traditional cocktail at the nearby bar La Canchánchara.Plaza ViejaLocated in Old Havana, Plaza Vieja was built to be an alternative to Plaza de Aramas, in 1559, and was originally called Plaza Nueva. Then in the 18th century, the square became a popular market called Plaza del Mercado and served as Havana’s commercial hub. Then, in 1814 when Mercado Nuevo emerged in Plaza del Cristo, the Plaza Vieja was given its new and final name to distinguish it from the rest.El Museo del RonLearn about the origins of Cuba’s most famous beverage and experience the rum making process in real-time at this fascinating museum. Located in Old Havana, the museum is inside an 18th century townhouse. Learn more about Havana’s Rum Museum here.Hemingway HouseHemingway wrote two of his most famous novels in this home: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. After his death in 1961, the Cuban government took ownership of it, and after years of neglect, the home was finally restored.

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