Havana, Cuba: Old town shines again in its old splendor
Havana, the capital of Cuba, is one of the most impressive and worth seeing metropolises in all of Latin America. The most beautiful is the historic center, Havanna-Vieja, which has been restored in recent years with great attention to detail and is now again presenting itself to its guests as a real gem. The renovation of Old Havana was largely financed by UNESCO. The old town has been a World Heritage Site of the organization since 1982. The Parque de la Fraternidad, to the south of theCapitolio Nacionalconnects. Havana’s architectural landmark is modeled on the Washington Capitol. The dome of the building can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The area of the building is almost 39,000 square meters.
Capitol in Havana
Anyone who has booked a study trip to Havana and is also interested in art should definitely pay a visit to Galería La Acadia, one of the most important galleries in Cuba. The most influential Cuban painters, photographers and sculptors regularly exhibit their works of art here. The Gran Teatro de La Habana is one of Havana’s outstanding tourist attractions. The stage is one of the most outstanding cultural institutions in Central America. The Gran Teatro was built in the neo-baroque style and opened in April 1838. Also worth seeing is the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The largest art collection in Cuba comprises over 47,000 works of art.
Museo de al Revolución presents the history of Cuba
Those traveling to Cuba who are interested in the history of Cuba and the process of the revolution will find plenty of illustrative material in the Museo de la Revolución. More than 9000 exhibits are on display in 38 rooms on three floors. The exhibits include documents, weapons, flags, and photographs. There are also exhibits from the times of the Wars of Independence and the fight against the dictator Batista. The Museo Nacional de la Música presents its visitors with an outstanding collection of musical instruments that has been brought together not only from Cuba, but from all over the world.
Havana was founded in the Plaza de Armas
Calle Obispo is the shopping street in the historic center of Havana. In this pedestrian zone you can relax in one of the many cafeterias or bars from the previous cultural program. Tourists can be found here almost at any time of the day or night. In addition to the most important hotels in the city such as the “Ambos Mundus” and the “Florida”, numerous souvenir shops and art galleries have settled here. The Plaza de Armas is of such great historical importance because Havana was once founded here. The arms square is shaped by the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, which today houses the city museum. The outstanding exhibits include porcelain from Meissen, which dates from the 18th and 19th centuries,
the Plaza Vieja – the most beautiful square in Havana
Another tourist attraction in the historic center is Havana Cathedral, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. The currently most beautiful square in Havana is Plaza Vieja, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historic buildings from the colonial era have been superbly restored with great attention to detail. Designer shops, restaurants, art galleries and cafes have now settled in the former magnificent buildings.
the most famous street in Havana – the Malecón
Havana is also world famous for its Malecón, which combines many things in one. Havana’s most famous street not only served as a film set, but is also the promenade, the catwalk and the city’s lifeline. The promenade extends over a length of around six kilometers from the Torreón de la Chorrera in the west to the Castillo de la Punta in the east. A stroll along the Malecón is a must on any trip to Havana. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to take the walk during the day or at night, it will always be a great experience.