Very close to here it is possible to find several places of historical, patrimonial, cultural interest, etc., including: Havana Cathedral, Morro Cabaña Military Historical Park, National Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the Revolution, National Capitol of Cuba, Great Alicia Alonso Havana Theater, Martí Theater, among many others.

Havana Cathedral

It is a Catholic temple located in the heart of Old Havana, in the oldest area of the city, declared by UNESCO in 1982 a World Heritage Site and is under the dedication of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception. It is the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Havana.

The cathedral has several relics and tabernacles and inside there are several tombs of famous people from the city and Cuba. It is surrounded by the plaza that bears his name, which houses the mansions of the colonial Havana nobility. These include the Palace of the Marquis of Arcos, the house of the counts of Casa Bayona, from 1720, which is currently the Museum of Colonial Art, and the mansion of the Marquis of Aguas Claras.

Grand Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso

Opened on June 8, 1884 and recently restored. Architectural jewel of the city. In 2015, he was awarded the National Restoration Prize. Its exterior architecture is made up of a rectangular block crowned by a cornice running around it and a parapet originally topped by cups. The horizontality of the building is balanced by the vertical treatment of the windows. The gabled roof, somewhat removed, is expressed as a pediment with a semicircular flowerpot in its center, above the main door.

National Capitol of Cuba

Remarkable symbol of the city of Havana and one of the great buildings of Cuba. Of great architectural richness, sumptuously ornamented, with pure lines and beautiful proportions. Excellent quality materials were used throughout the construction of the building, such as: Italian marbles, details on walls, ceilings, doors and lamps, most of which were cast in France. The Capitol is admired by both natives and foreigners. It was declared a National Monument by Resolution 04 of November 15, 2010.

Basílica Menor of San Francisco de Asís

Founded at the end of the 16th century in 1575, it was the distinctive element of the presence of the Franciscan Order in the American continent, who had the responsibility of evangelizing the people of America. This first building was demolished in 1719 when construction began on the one that still exists and that was completed in 1738; erected by Fray Juan Romero whose tower, the tallest at the time, was the work of architect José Arcés. In 1739 it was consecrated by the Franciscan Bishop Juan Luis Lazo de la Vega and Cancino with the rank of Minor Basilica, attached in its time to the Basilica San Giovanni Laterano in Rome. Its celebrity made the square on the side of this Franciscan convent bear its name and to this day it is known as Plaza de San Francisco de Asís or San Francisco.

Martí Theater

Opened on June 8, 1884 and recently restored. Architectural jewel of the city. In 2015, he was awarded the National Restoration Prize. Its exterior architecture is made up of a rectangular block crowned by a cornice running around it and a parapet originally topped by cups. The horizontality of the building is balanced by the vertical treatment of the windows. The gabled roof, somewhat removed, is expressed as a pediment with a semicircular flowerpot in its center, above the main door.

Floridita Bar

Bar and restaurant in Havana, Cuba, which has been in operation since 1817 and became world famous thanks to the writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway, who used to visit it regularly.

Its slogan is “The cradle of the daiquiri” and Hemingway himself increased his fame with a phrase that attracted tourists from all over the planet: “My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in La Floridita”. This writer ended up becoming the main tourist attraction for visitors who come from all over the world to know the Floridita, to the point where a statue of a Hemingway leaning on the end of the bar is the great attraction of the bar.

Museum of the Revolution

It is located in what was the Presidential Palace. It is considered among the most important Cuban museums, for the amount and value of its heritage, for the comprehensiveness of its exhibition and for its cultural, historical and political work. The more than 30 rooms are visited annually by more than 300,000 visitors, almost half of whom come from abroad, mainly from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Spain, and other nations in Europe and America, making it one one of the most visited in the country. Around nine thousand pieces make up the institution’s collections, of which nearly 700 are exhibited in the permanent exhibition.

La Bodeguita del Medio

It is a typical Havana restaurant and one of the great tourist places of the city, where many visitors have passed, from writers to politicians. Singer Nat King Cole, actor Errol Flynn, French Brigitte Bardot, writers Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral and Ernest Hemingway, are just some of the prominent names in the long payroll of their illustrious visitors. It has 12 franchises distributed in Mexico, Australia, Macedonia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Lebanon and Argentina and a replica in Varadero. In its rooms you can enjoy the typical Cuban atmosphere, with its gastronomy, its cigars and its music; that collect all the essence of tradition.

National Museum of Fine Arts

It is the institution in charge of treasuring, restoring, preserving, promoting and investigating the works that are part of the plastic heritage of Cuba. It has the most important collection of Cuban Art in existence, spanning from the 16th century to the present day. The colonial engravings of the 19th century, the works produced between 1898 and 1920 (academic painting), the artistic avant-gardes of the first half of the 20th century and the series of the great Cuban masters stand out.s.

Havana boardwalk

Long bare concrete wall, which guards a wide avenue and is besieged by the onslaught of the Gulf Stream. Cuba’s most famous maritime avenue; With its six lane tracks it is topped by a wide sidewalk, crowned by a wall that serves as a seat for thousands of people who contemplate the blue sea, the passage of ships, or the beloved face of those who share a beautiful moment when appreciating the sunset.

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