Attractions & Excursions

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The Morro Cabaña Park, The Story of the Havana’s Gates

By Mercy Ramos, Photos: Publicitur

Dilapidated, elegant and impressive, the fortresses of the Morro and the Cabana rise up in the very entrance of the bay of the Cuban capital to welcome all navigators arriving at the city that is close to reaching half a millennium since its foundation, brimming with history and tradition.

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HAVANA & ITS COLUMNS OF LIGHT

By Grethel Morales, Photos: Emilio Herrera

Many books have been inspired by Havana, and not just because of its warm atmosphere or its seafront. Its architecture, which ranges in style from neoclassical to eclectic, stands out particularly because of its unique columns.

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Cienfuegos, An Ideal Place for Diving in Cuba

By Francisco Menéndez, Photos: Publicitur and Francisco Menéndez

The Faro Luna International Diving Center - located in Cuba’s southerncentral province of Cienfuegos - is an ideal place for diving and snorkelling, and also the site of frequent underwater photography contests. Faro Luna director, Ernesto Manzanares, highlighted that in addition to fostering underwater adventures, the centre also takes part in international scientific collaboration projects on marine biology-related issues.

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Living Statues of Havana

By Rachel Pereda

Havana is a city in movement: people rushing, street vendors and passers-by laughing and talking; the streets are always abuzz. Havana does not rest, it continues to be full of activity almost 500 years after its founding.

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The Lions of Havana’s Prado

By Tino Manuel / Photos: Miguel Guzmán

For years tourists from around the world have been enchanted by the majestically powerful, poetically beautiful bronze lions that dutifully watch over Prado, Havana’s central promenade.

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La Giraldilla Havana’s Emblem of Love

By Mercy Ramos

No visitor to the Cuban capital will fail to notice the beautiful bronze statuette standing at just over a metre tall, sitting on top of the Castillo de la Real Fuerza—the Royal Castle—in Old Havana, which became the symbol of the city already nearly five centuries ago.

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Sierra Maestra Ideal Spot for Hikers

Text & photos: Roberto F. Campo

The Sierra Maestra mountain range is the perfect place for adventurous travelers. The region is full of lush greenery and traditions that allow visitors to let their imaginations run free or to simply enjoy everyday life here.

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MALECÓN, Havana’s Longest Terrace

Text & photos: Jorge Luis Sánchez Rivera

Waves break along the length of the sea wall that borders Havana’s most popular thoroughfare, the avenida Antonio Maceo also known as the Malecón. This eight kilometre coastal highway is one of the most visited sites in the capital.

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BUSTLING Obispo

Text & photos: Roberto F. Campos

Located south of the Plaza de Armas and adjacent to the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the street runs all the way from the shores of Havana Bay to Monserrate street.

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Cuba’s Beaches

Photos: PUBLICITUR

Sandy white, gray and golden beaches stand out against the turquoise blue sea; calm waters near a mountain top hide the inner beauty of its seabed. The Island’s shores, some in the Caribbean, others in the Atlantic, are a temptation to peacefully enjoy the soft, magical waves.

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Viñales Global Geopark status on the horizon

By Adalis Pilar / Photos: PUBLICITUR

Viñales is a UNESCO designated World Cultural Heritage Site and may soon become Cuba’s first Global Geopark, a distinction that would make this area, famous for its picturesque limestone formations and Jurassic rocks, even more attractive.

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27 Edition Havana International Book Fair

By Ana María Ruiz, Photos: Vladimir Molina

The twenty-seventh edition of the Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana (Havana International Book Fair) will this year be dedicated to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the director of the City Historian’s Office (la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad) in Havana. China is this year’s country of honour.

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Choosing Cuba

By Edilberto F. Méndez, Vice President, Prensa Latina

Choosing Cuba with the conviction that it could become a necessary and central source of information was the main reason that CubaPlus magazine came about a decade ago.

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