A Complete Travelling Guidelines for Cuba Travelersby Flys Deal Air Tickets
Cuba is only 93 miles from Florida and just about thirteen from the Bahamas but like the smoke that coils from its legendary cigars. The Republic of Cuba exists in a time and space all its own. Blending the traditions of Spain, Africa, and its native people, and lit by the fires of independence and revolution. The aromas, texture, and flavours of this Caribbean nation are like no other. Despite its size, Cuba has punched well above its weight. For centuries its vast plantations satisfied a global appetite for sugar and thirst for the smoothest rums. In 1962 it played centre stage in a nuclear standoff which made the planet hold its breath for 13 days. And through it, all its infectious rhythms taught the world how to move its hips.
Few cities can stir the imagination like Cuba’s capital Havana- a city preserved by forts and citadels, a five-mile sea wall, and an imposed embargo that held back the excesses of the 20th century for over fifty years.
Castillo De La Real Furze
Havana’s symbol is La Ghirardelli dedicated to the city's first female governor who scanned the horizon each day for her husband's return from the sea. 400 years later she continues to wait high above Castillo De La Real furze the city's original fort. While her husband never returned from the exploration today, she watches as millions of travellers come to explore her city.
Plaza De Arms
The fort overlooks Plaza De Arms the birthplace and heart of Old Havana.
Museum of the city of Havana
Step into the cool colonial elegance of the Palace of the Captains General once the home of governors, today the home of the Museum of the city of Havana.
Plaza De La Cathedral
Browse the vintage books and posters in Plaza De Aras then take a short walk to Plaza De La Cathedral where fortunes are told and salsa spills from beneath the arches.
The Cathedral of Saint Christopher
Made from the blocks of coral cut from the ocean floor, the Cathedral of Saint Christopher is a Cuban baroque masterpiece that has been called music set in stone. For hundred years it was also the resting place of Columbus who claimed these fertile lands for Spain in 1492.
Plaza De San Francisco
Another of the Old Town Square is Plaza De San Francisco which has changed little since the days when the crew of passing galleons filled their barrels at the fountain of the Lions. A more recent addition to the square is La Conversation a statue that reminds us of the need for dialogue in contemporary society. Cubans however need little reminding of the importance of such simple pleasures. In a world where our heads are increasingly bowed to the phone, this is a city where the people still walk with heads held high. There's something truly liberating walking these advertisement and franchise-free streets where you can be open to millions of unguarded moments like the curb side battle of wits, the characters, the melancholy of peeling paint, and the promise of each new coat.
La Bodysuits Del Medio
One place that will never see a paintbrush is La Bodysuits del Medio. Enjoy a mojito and add your name to the thousands of others, which adorn every surface of this iconic bar. Getting around the city is easy, simply walk, catch a bus, or cruise in style. Havana is home to thousands of classic autos from a golden age which just like the city only become more alluring with each passing year.
Head west and you will soon see the majestic dome of El Capitola rise over Central Havana. The streets here are lined with some of Havana's finest architecture treasures such as the Great Theatre of Havana and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Veda Do District
Just a little further to the west discover the Veda do district a mix of fabulous 1950s modernist buildings and neoclassical mansions patiently awaiting restoration.
Explore the markets then juice ice-cream-loving locals at Coppelius which is Havana's futuristic temple to the Multi scoop. The Veda do is also home to the University of Havana a hotbed of inquiry and dissent for almost 300 years.
And the iconic National Hotel where the likes of Winston Churchill, Rita Hayworth, and Leonardo DiCaprio have spent many a Cuban night.
While the streets of Havana give the city its pulse it's on the Malecon where you will find its soul. Extending for miles along Havana's northern shore, this is where the city comes to meet, romance and dream and perhaps catch a little dinner.
Fort San Salvador and Moro Castle
At the Malecon eastern end look out across the mouth of Havana Harbour from fort San Salvador to its big brother -Moro Castle. For centuries these two gardens were linked by a giant chain that could be pulled to keep marauding ships at bay.
Museum of the Revolution
While you are near the Malecon eastern end make sure to check out the Museum of Revolution. Housed in the former presidential palace of deposed dictator Batista the museum is a dedication to those who took part in the long march to a free Cuban homeland.
Plaza de la Revolution
You will find tributes to Cuba's political heroes all over Havana but there is none greater than the Plaza de la Revolution where more than a million Cubans can gather at a time. Towering over the square is the memorial to Jose Marti the poet, writer, and lightning rod for Cuban Independence.
Pay your respects to Cubans great and small at Colon Cemetery a city within a city containing over 500 mausoleums. From generals to chess championships to the poor a walk through these 57 hectares is a walk-through of Cuban history. Get cheap flight tickets to visit Allegiant Airlines Reservations.
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