Constructed after the capture of Havana by British forces and named San Carlos de la Cabaña in honor of King Carlos III, this 700-meter long fortress is the largest in the Americas. It was designed by army engineer Silvestre Abarca and features the most advanced military defensive concepts of the 18th century.
Along with Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro and Castillo de la Real Fuerza, it is one of the three fortresses that appear on coat of arms of the Havana. It was designed by Giovanni Baptista Antonelli, who also designed the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (see p…) on the opposite side of the harbour mouth.
Catedral de San Cristóbal . Calle Empedrado 156, Havana, Cuba About our rating system. Our Rating . Neighborhood La Habana Vieja Hours Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm; Sun (Mass) 10:30am-12pm Phone 7/861-7771 Prices Free admission. advertisement. This is Old Havana's classic cathedral. The plaza fronting the cathedral and the church's baroque facade, with its asymmetrical towers, are the most visited ...
Havana is the birthplace of premium cigars, and the city is dotted with cigar factories of all shapes and sizes. Most tourists believe only the Partágas Factory is open to visitors, but three in Havana welcome tourists: the Romeo y Julieta Factory (which has been transformed into the temporary home of H. Upmann), La Corona and Partagás.
Havana city. Its a spectacular view to see the waves attacking the famous boulevard "El Malecon". The Malecon is the place where loving couples walk along the colorful boulevard arm in arm. La Habana, a city which makes you want to go back in time to when time seemed slower and the living was easy.
El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. "El Capitolio" has a size of 681 by 300 ft. Its design is compared to that of the United States Capitol, but is not a replica of it.
Fuente de la India ("Fountain of the Indian woman") is a fountain by Giuseppe Gaggini in Havana, Cuba, at the south extreme of Paseo del Prado, about 100m south of El Capitolio, between Monte and Dragones Streets, in front of the Hotel Saratoga. The figure represents the Indian woman "Habana" in whose honor Havana was named.
The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (English: "Great Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso") is located in the Paseo del Prado in Havana, Cuba. It is located in a building known as the Galician Centre of Havana, constructed to serve as a social center for Galician immigrants to Havana.
Havana Cathedral (The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Spanish: La Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana) is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba. It is located in the Plaza de la Catedral in the center of Old Havana.
The Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula is an example of pre-Churrigueresque Baroque style and is quite similar to the Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís, with a ground plan that also took the shape of a Latin cross. Its façade, with a central arch and columns to the sides is typical of Spanish architecture. The front is crowned with a belfry, but the bells could never be recovered. The stained ...
Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, Havana, Cuba Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña (Fort of Saint Charles), colloquially known as La Cabaña, is an 18th-century fortress complex, the third-largest in the Americas, located on the elevated eastern side of the harbor entrance in Havana, Cuba.
Morro Castle (Spanish: Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro), named after the three biblical Magi, is a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba. The design was drawn up by the Italian engineer Battista Antonelli; originally under the control of Spain, the fortress was captured by the British in 1762, and was returned to the Spanish under treaty terms a year later.
blank page, http://www.bellasartes.co.cu The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana) in Havana, Cuba is a museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations.
Cuba,Havana,Vedado,Decorative arts museum,attraction for tourist,place for visit Havana Art lovers will find closed homesickness about gone ages when Cuban bourgeoisie was fixing style's age tracking at the 17th street Palacette in Vedado section, old Count of Revilla Camargo's residence, today Decorative Art Museum.
The Napoleon Museum in Havana, Cuba houses one of the most important collections from the 18th and 19th centuries preserved in the Western hemisphere. The Museum (in San Miguel Street, between Ronda and Mazón, on one side of the University of Havana) reopened in March 2011 after a three-year restoration by the City Historian’s Office.
Old Havana (Spanish: La Habana Vieja) is the city-center (downtown) and one of the 15 municipalities (or boroughs) forming Havana, Cuba. It has the second highest population density in the city and contains the core of the original city of Havana. The positions of the original Havana city walls are the modern boundaries of Old Havana.
The Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Ortodoxa Nuestra Señora de Kazán) (Russian: Православный Собор Богоматери Казанской Transliteration: Pravoslavnyj Sobor Bogomateri Kazanskoj), is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in historic old town of Havana, Cuba, under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Along the banks of the Almendares River is Parque Almendares, also known as Bpsque de La Haband (Havana’s Forest). This is the only urban forest in the city and is a recreational area for Habaneros that includes activities such as children’s playground, pony rides, mini-golf, boating and open-air snack bar.
The military practice range first became a park in 1892 to commemorate the fourth centennial of the discovery of America, and in 1928 it became Parque de la Fraternidad, as is known today, in commemoration of the VI Pan-American Conference, held in Havana.
Parque Lenin, where nature, culture and relaxation meet, is a great place to go for a picnic. Visiting it will take most of your day as you’ll enjoy the park’s many attractions, which include an amusement park with one of Cuba’s few roller coasters, horseback riding, steam train, zoo, aquarium, pools and various restaurants.
Paseo del Prado, is a street in Havana, Cuba, on the dividing line between Centro Habana and Old Havana. Technically, the Paseo includes entire length of Paseo Martí, including: The divided street with promenade extending from the Malecón at San Salvador de la Punta Fortress south to Neptuno Street.
Right across Havana harbor, Plaza de San Francisco is one of the first three built in the 16th century. It takes its name from the Franciscan convent built there. The plaza became the site of a market that was moved to Plaza Vieja after complaints from the monks because of the noise. Aside from the […]
Regla (Spanish pronunciation: ) is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba.It comprises the town of Regla, located at the bottom of Havana Bay in a former aborigine settlement named Guaicanamar, in a peninsula dividing Marimelena from Guasabacoa inlets and the village of Casablanca, located ...