THE CITY OF HAVANA

The City of Havana

Cuba’s capital city is Havana. It is also a port through which the country’s major commercial activities are carried out. It covers 781.58 km2 (301.77 sq mi) and has a population of 2.1 million people. In 1592, the then-Spanish king, Philip II of Spain, declared Havana a city.

The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, and it quickly became a springboard for their country’s conquest of the Americas. Vedado, Old Havana, and the newer outlying areas are the three cities that make up Havana.

National Capitol Building Malecon

El Capitolio, also known as the National Capital of La Habana, is a government-owned building. President Gerardo Machado commissioned the El Capitolio, which was completed between 1926 and 1929.

Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro – Morro Castle

The Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro is another popular tourist destination in Havana. The name “Castle of the Three Kings o Headland” translates to “Castle of the Three Kings o Headland” in English. The harbor at Punta Barlovento is located on the granite palisades. It is shaped like an irregular polygon in terms of construction. The stone walls are ten feet thick.
The port was built in 1589 to provide a defense to Havana from hostile armies entering through the harbor. In 1630, work on the structure came to an end. At the time, one of its most notable characteristics was the employment of a massive chain to keep unwelcome visitors away. It would be called up if there was a threat, and it would even be used to harm uninvited boats.

 

Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro – Morro Castle
Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro – Morro Castle

Local Bar and Restaurant

Havana welcomes travelers through restaurants and local bars, much like any other city in the world, especially one that is a tourist destination.

It takes the lead in delivering the flavor of “nouveau Cuban” food.

The experience is available at restaurants as well as ancient palatial dwellings, which is a traditional way for Cubans to welcome visitors into their homes (casa particular).

As a result, the city has a number of highly-rated restaurants, including Otramanera, La Guarida, El Cocinero, Casa Miglis, El Café, Café Laurent, and El Dandy, among others.

The City of Havana – Ride in an old car

Cubans adore old automobiles, which are plentiful in the country. Tourists interested in riding in these vintage cars from the 1950s and earlier can schedule trips with one of the many tour companies in Havana and throughout Cuba. Choosing the convertible model and color is one of the options available online.

The City of Havana – Ride in an old car
The City of Havana – Ride in an old car

Guanabo Beach – Playa de Guanabo

Guanabo is both a town and a beach, and it is one of the most popular in the Ciudad de la Habana region. The beach features coconut palms, white sand, and music, which is prevalent from June to October. Beach accommodations, as well as water sports facilities, restaurants, and bars, are available to assist daily life.

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