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Havana, Cuba 1

Visiting Havana is like stepping back into time. It's is a city of endless exploration with its history, museums, diversity of architectural styles, lively public squares, music, art, theatres, clubs and restaurants.  Havana is about strolling the streets, the smell of cigars, salsa music in many courtyards, cigar factories, rum distilleries, the cobble-stone walkways of Old Havana, people watching, the friendly and outgoing Cuban people, beautifully restored and also worn, crumbling and decaying architecture, visiting bars for a mojito, Cristal beer or rum drink, hot climate, and gazing at the many vintage 1950’s American cars that cruise the streets. El Capitolio, or Capitolio Nacional Cuba, is Havana’s majestic capital building, and an iconic 1920’s landmark. It was the seat of the Cuban Congress, but  since 1959 (after the Cuban Revolution) it has housed the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the National Library of Science and Technology. Havana has been the capital city of Cuba since it was founded in the early sixteenth century and currently has a population of 2.1 million.  Havana is the leading commercial centre, largest city and the country's main port. Havana is a special place for tourists simply because it still feels so authentic with a distinct character. Hover over image for file number and description. Click on image to enlarge.

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