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The monuments of Cuba-havana

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Visiter Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square)

Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square)

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It is a beautiful and harmonious square that is surrounded by the Cathedral (1777) and 18th century palaces....

Visiter Plaza de Armas (Arms Square)

Plaza de Armas (Arms Square)

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Originally, “Plaza Mayor” was located on this site and was the real centre of the city, which included religious,...

Visiter Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force)

Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force)

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The castle was built between 1558 and 1577 after the French corsair Jacques de Sores had put the city to fire and sword...

Visiter The basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

The basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

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It was built between 1580 and 1591 for Franciscan monks, then it was restored and restructured during the 17th and 18th...

Visiter Plaza Vieja (The Old Square)

Plaza Vieja (The Old Square)

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This square emerged in 1559: at the time it was called Plaza Nueva. Recently, it was almost entirely renovated: you can...

Visiter The church of Our Lady of Grace

The church of Our Lady of Grace

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The church of Our Lady of Grace is a Catholic church but it is also used by African people who follow the rituals of...

Visiter Central Park

Central Park

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It is really the heart of the modern city: it was designed, from 1877, after the walls of the former city had been...

Visiter Hotel Inglaterra

Hotel Inglaterra

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This hotel was built in 1875 and has a neoclassic style typical of Havana. But was makes it original is on the inside,...

Visiter The Great Theatre of Havana

The Great Theatre of Havana

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The building that houses the theatre was built in 1915 by the Belgian architect Paul Belau: it is “Palacio del Centro...

Visiter El Capitolio (National Capitol Building)

El Capitolio (National Capitol Building)

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This grandiose building was constructed between 1926 and 1929 under the leadership of General Machado and under the...

Visiter Paseo del Prado

Paseo del Prado

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This long avenue lined with trees is a traditional path for locals. It was traced in 1772 and quickly became the...

Visiter Museum of the Revolution

Museum of the Revolution

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The Museum of the Revolution is housed in the former Presidential Palace; it honors, in particular, the 1959 revolution...

Visiter The National Palace of Fine Arts

The National Palace of Fine Arts

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The institution of the Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1913. The museum is now housed within two different palaces....

Visiter The Malecón

The Malecón

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It is an 8km-long coastal avenue. At the start, the aim was to build a barrier to protect Havana against powerful waves...

Visiter Revolution Square

Revolution Square

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This huge square is quite empty and was developed from 1959. It is the place where all political celebrations and...

Visiter The University of Havana

The University of Havana

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The university was founded in 1728 thanks to the authorization by Pope Innocent XIII and King Philip V of Spain....

Visiter Necropolis- The Colombus cemetery

Necropolis- The Colombus cemetery

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The Christopher Colombus cemetery is huge and is one of the largest in the world. It was built by Calixto de Loir...

Visiter El Morro Castle

El Morro Castle

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The construction started in 1589 to defend the town against attacks by pirates who were attracted by wealth going...

Visiter Finca la Vigia (« Lookout House »)

Finca la Vigia (« Lookout House »)

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Between his travels, the author, Ernest Hemingway lived a total of 20 years in this house. He had bought this 1889...

Visiter Viñales Valley

Viñales Valley

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The landscape of this valley is peculiar: it is dotted with Mogotes and elevations shaped like sugar loaves and often...

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