Havana It is not only the capital of the Republic of Cuba and its largest city, but it is a city with a lot to offer the traveler. This place trapped in time conveys a look of decadent glamor, which is the result of careful reconstruction of the colonial era against a backdrop of color.
The Cuban capital combines music, tradition and culture with national monuments and natural attractions of great value. Today we move to this wonderful corner to tell you about some of its main points of interest. Of course, we ask for forgiveness in advance for all those we have left in the pipeline. In fact, we encourage you to recommend places to us. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about the Malecon, which comprises a wide avenue with six lanes and a wall that extends along the entire north coast of Havana. Along the avenue you will find important monuments: that of Generalissimo Máximo Gómez, that of Major General Antonio Maceo, that of General Calixto García ... In addition, it houses representative buildings and monuments, such as the Castle of the Royal Force of Havana or the Castle from San Salvador.
Without a doubt, the most charming place in the Cuban capital is Old Havana, the oldest area of the city. In this neighborhood you will find architectural jewels that are testimony to a better time. For example, here is the Cathedral and the Capitol, a building that we will talk about next. In addition, Old Havana houses restaurants of all kinds, bookstores, museums and shops.
Capitol of Havana
As we have just mentioned, the Capitol of Havana is located in Old Havana. Built in 1929, it is inspired by the Pantheon in Paris, Saint Peter in Rome, and the United States Capitol. Symbol of Cuba, today it is the seat of the National Assembly of People's Power.
Another place that you should visit if you have the opportunity to travel to Havana is the Plaza de la Revolución, which is considered one of the most popular squares big of the planet. Here is the Monument to José Martí and the Ministry of the Interior, with the image of Che Guevara.
We should also talk about the Plaza de Armas, which is the oldest of the four colonial squares in Old Havana. Here you will find an interesting jumble sale of second-hand books, a statue of Carlos Manuel Céspedes, the Palace of the Counts of Santovenia and the five-star Hotel Santa Isabel.
Morro-Cabaña Military Historical Park
The Morro-Cabaña Military Historical Park could not be missing from our list, which offers spectacular views of the city. The park houses two old fortresses: the Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes del Morro and the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña. It is important to keep in mind that at 21,000 hours each day, the emblematic ceremony "El Cañonazo", which recreates the firing of a cannon over the port of Havana.
Of course, Havana is home to numerous museums, some of which are very worth visiting, such as the City Museum, the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts ...
Finally, you should know that in Havana you can also enjoy beautiful white sand beaches. The best of all is that of Santa Maria, which is located half an hour from the city center. The beaches of Taará, Boca Ciega and Guanabo are also worthwhile.
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