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Montemar Natural Park

Montemar Natural Park

Cuba is developing its eco-tourism potential, and one of the prime spots for getting back to nature is at the Montemar Natural Park on the Zapata Peninsula in the province of Matanzas (about...

Habana Vieja (Old Havana)

Habana Vieja (Old Havana)

This historic section of Cuba's capital was founded in 1519, and for centuries, was an important naval port of colonial Spain. Being in such a strategic position, the city was targeted by pirates...

Museo de la Revoluci??n

Museo de la Revoluci??n

Formerly the Presidential Palace and headquarters of the Cuban government, the impressive building now houses documents, photographs and artefacts pertaining to the Cuban Revolution, and provides...

Capitolio Nacional

Capitolio Nacional

One of Havana's grandest pieces of architecture, the Capitolio is an important landmark and one of Centro Habana's major touristic sights. Resembling the US Capitol in Washington, DC, the...

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

The modern Bellas Artes Museum is split into two buildings housing International and Cuban art. The Colecci??n de Arte Universal covers everything from ancient Greek artefacts and Latin American...

Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City)

Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City)

Built in 1791, the stately Baroque residence of Cuba's colonial governors and former Presidential Palace, the Palace of the Captains General stands as an impressive sight on the Plaza de Armas and...

Cigar Factories

Cigar Factories

Even non-smokers have to agree that a visit to Cuba would not be complete without investigating the island's most famous export, cigars. The art of cigar-making in Cuba is old and traditional,...

Plaza de la Revoluci??n

Plaza de la Revoluci??n

Dominated by the imposing Jos?© Mart?­ Memorial, the gigantic square has seen numerous political rallies, and the podium in front of the memorial is where important political figures like...

Playas del Este

Playas del Este

Twenty-five minutes east of Havana are the Playas del Este, a chain of sandy beaches stretching for six miles (10km) between Bacuranao and Guanabo. On the weekends, they are generally packed with...

Varadero Beach

Varadero Beach

With 22 miles (36km) of sandy, white, palm-fringed beach, Varadero Beach has often been referred to as one of the world's most beautiful beaches. With some of the most amazing diving, fishing and...

Acuario Nacional

Acuario Nacional

This aquarium, located in Habana Vieja, features eight tanks displaying some truly beautiful freshwater fish, along with coral and other tropical species. Children will love the aquarium and will...

C??mara Oscura

C??mara Oscura

Offering spectacular 360-degree views over the city of Havana from a telescopic lens located atop a 115-foot (35m) tall tower, the C??mara Oscura is a great place to take the kids. There is even a...

Ernest Hemingway Museum

Ernest Hemingway Museum

Ernest Hemingway may be an American by birth, but Cubans have adopted him as their own - especially in Havana, where you'll find memorials to his apartments, regular haunts, and even...

El Mal?©con

El Mal?©con

A five-mile (8km) esplanade, roadway and seawall, running between the harbour in Old Havana and the historically Russian area of Vedado, El Mal?©con is the perfect place to start your...

Bay of Pigs Musuem

Bay of Pigs Musuem

In April 1961, the United States (under the auspices of the CIA) launched an attack on Fidel Castro's government, attempting to overthrow it by securing the beach-head at Playa G?­ron. The 'Bay...

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