Havana, Cuba’s Capital and a Must-Visit

Cuba’s capital Havana is one of the world’s great cities. Its combination of history, architecture, transport, economics, culture and climate can’t be copied.

Back in 2016-17 I was lucky enough to visit this unique place including for new year’s eve. Coincidentally, also in Havana I saw Placido Domingo, was there when Fidel Castro died and bumped into Enrique Iglesias’ Subeme La Radio video shoot.

This video provides a taste of Havana’s streets:

Following are snapshots of Havana from the trip.

Men at building entrance with fancy metalwork, Havana

Men at building entrance with fancy metalwork, Havana

Mural in Romerillo, Playa of Che Guevara playing guitar and rifle - la cultura es un arma - culture is a weapon

Mural in Romerillo, Playa of Che Guevara playing guitar and rifle – “la cultura es un arma” – culture is a weapon

2016 sign celebrating the 497th anniversary of Havana's present location

2016 sign celebrating the 497th anniversary of Havana’s present location

Bells and giant door of Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

Bells and giant door of Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

Public sculpture La Conversación by Etienne in Plaza San Francisco de Asís

Public sculpture La Conversación by Etienne in Plaza San Francisco de Asís

On Facebook I learned Steen and Maike were coming to Cuba. I hadn’t seen Steen for 17 years. Havana provided a memorable place to reunite.

With Steen and Maike at Playa's Hotel Palco

With Steen and Maike at Playa’s Hotel Palco

Bar Floridita sign in front of the Bacardi building

Bar Floridita sign in front of the Bacardi building – two Havana icons

In Bar Floridita next to Ernest Hemingway's statue

In Bar Floridita next to Ernest Hemingway’s statue

Jineteros dancing with foreign women on the Malecón

Jineteros dancing with foreign women on Havana’s Malecón

Bicycle Taxi in front of El Capitolio

Bicycle Taxi in front of El Capitolio

Classic car driving past El Capitolio

Classic car driving past El Capitolio

Classic car, bici taxi and buildings in Havana

Classic car, bici taxi and buildings in Havana

Pro-Cuban Revolution propaganda on building with neoclassical pilasters

Pro-Cuban Revolution propaganda on building with neoclassical pilasters

Classic cars and gutted classic building, Havana

Classic cars and a gutted classic building, Havana

If you ever have a chance to visit Havana, take it!

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