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Founded in 1514, then Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, it was transferred to the heights of the Casiguagua River (Almendares at present). Finally, in 1529, it was moved to the western shore of Carenas Port (Bay of Havana). In December of 1592, Philip II granted it the title of city, and in 1607 it was acknowledged for the first time as the official capital of the colony.Having an excellent geographic location, in the northern coast of the western region, Havana is the smallest province of the country. It stretches over the east to beautiful beaches and over the west to the marine and the coasts, conceding the island its pleasant climate.Havana is the most cosmopolitan city of Cuba, a peculiarity gained by its privileged geographic position. Since the first centuries it has sheltered very important personalities and institutions, turning it into the principal cultural site of the island. Diversity is the seal of Havana’s culture; which can not be defined as an homogeneous process. African and Spanish traditions come together with some of Chinese and Arab origins, among other influences, which though little ones, are identifiable in the daily life of the city.Havana also offers unique and unforgettable historical, architectonic and museum experiences, as well as those related to emblematic places of the Cuban capital. Tours and trips ideal for a healthy recreation add to the previous offers for you to have an authentic Cuban experience during your stay.
Façades with pilasters flanking double doors, Roman arches, columns, balconies, coffered ceilings, stained glass and forges are architectural elements that have always seduced Havana travelers. This type of architecture can be found to a greater extent in Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba, although present across the country.But while all styles have left their insurmountable historical mark, Cuban architecture expressed its own independence compared to the majesty and intensity of European neo-classical buildings, modern versions of classical antiquity, with certain “tropical¨ implementations. All of this is a clear evidence of an eclecticism, an
Urban and architectural heritage valuable elements are responsible for the Cuban culture distinction not only in the country but also in the world. Among these, in Havana, stands The Historic Center of the Old Havana, declared in 1982, World Heritage by UNESCO, raising the interest of people who visit us for the great diversity of its architecture and urbanism, preserved with a high degree of authenticity.The preservation of this historic center has been a priority of the Cuban state,
adaptation to the the island‘s feelings and aspirations.Amid these creole versions stand out the ”column-based archritraves”, and less frequent, other types of roofs showing, among other elements, some flexibility, functionality and decoration simplicity. Cuban is considered to probably have the most complex and best arranged American architecture of the colonial era. It also differs from the rigid European styles in color, in the high doors and windows, balconies and stairs banisters, beyond spacious houses armoniously combining with abundant parks, fountains, squares, benches, statues and all the interior furniture zealously designed to harmonize with the environment architecture.
being the first experience the devising by the Office of the Historian of Havana City of ways of exceptionally sustainable management. Such management includes the exploitation of the tourist potential in a responsible way for the boosting of the local economy and well-being of the community. Thus tourism is seen as a way to continue the great work of conservation and rescue of the immense urban and architectural heritage present throughout the nation. You are welcome to discover it...
Founded in 1514, then Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, it was transferred to the heights of the Casiguagua River (Almendares at present). Finally, in 1529, it was moved to the western shore of Carenas Port (Bay of Havana). In December of 1592,Philip II granted it the title of city, andin 1607 it was acknowledged for the first time as the official capital of the colony.Having an excellent geographic location, in the northern coast of the western region, Havana is the smallest province of the country. It stretches over the east to beautiful beaches and over the west to the marine and the coasts, conceding the island its pleasant climate.Havana is the most cosmopolitan city of Cuba, a peculiarity gained by its privileged geographic position. Since the first centuries it has sheltered veryimportant personalities and institutions,turning it into the principal cultural site of the island. Diversity is the seal of Havana’s culture; which can not be defined as an homogeneous process. African and Spanish traditions come together with some of Chinese and Arab origins, among other influences, which though little ones, are identifiable in the daily life of the city.Havana also offers unique and unforgettable historical, architectonicand museum experiences, as well as those related to emblematic places of the Cuban capital. Tours and trips ideal for a healthy recreation add to the previous offers for you to have an authentic Cuban experience during your stay.
It is very difficult to define in a few lines what it really means to be Cuban. In general it could be expressed as the result of the mixture of several ethnicities and cultures that ended up by creating a body and a culture different to the one that originated it. But it can be clearly seen this is an incomplete and rushed definition. So rather than defining the Cuban identity phenomenon, is preferable to define Cubans. And Cubans are unique: happy, witty, sympathetic, loving, argumentative, hospitable, generous, loving of his own, unselfish, disinterested, however, mocking, hyperbolic, exaggerated. Enthusiastic, for him all problems can be solved, but he often finds a problem for every solution. Cubans are also noble, honorable, patriotic. These are the main characteristics you will find on your way around the island in its inhabitants, and especially in the Havana people. We invite you to meet them.
1. San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress2. San Francisco de Asís Square3. Old Square4. Botanical Garden5. Revolution Square
Havana city is the principal tourist destination in the country, receiving more than 50% of international visitors. Four major cities gather the main tourist attractions and services. The Old Havana, among local interesting places, is also birthplace for our national hero José Martí. Also place of the Historical Center and its system of fortifications, it has a rich architecture, one of the most conserved of America, also distinguishing in it different places built next to churches, convents and cathedrals. The Plaza de la Revolución Municipality, (Revolution Square) is a place favoring the developing the most diverse cultural events such as popular activities, film exhibition and theater festivals. La Rampa (ramp), with Coppelia ice cream parlor and the Pabellón Cuba (Cuba pavilion) stand
Wilson's caricature, famous Cuban caricaturist already deceased
Havana, A Meeting Place
out, near bicentennial University of Havana. Centro Havana is the municipality located between the two Havanas, the old and the modern part. It has major avenues such as Carlos III, and wellknown places as China town and the Callejón de Hammel. The most modern part of the town is occupied by the municipality of Playa, whose Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) shows the most recent architecture type. Host of the country's largest marina, it also keeps the most significant events center, the Palace of Conventions, and world famous Tropicana Cabaret.In the city you can enjoy other forms of tourism such as the sun and sand, boating, business, incentive, cruise, social, religious, wedding and, honeymoon modalities.
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gave the English the victory over the Morro and the advance toward the city. Restablished the Hispanic dominance in Havana, one of the first dispositions of king Carlos III with regard to the protection of the city was the construction of a colossal fortification, the largest erected until then in America and in the Island . The project, undertaken by Silvestre Abarca, with plans by two French engineers, was finished in eleven years, between 1763 -1774. La Cabaña, with its 750 meters long and ten hectares of surface, together with its strategic position, was considered the summit of the fortification system of the Spanish military constructions, the best of the military engineering of the time.This fortress, along with the Tres Reyes del Morro Fortress, comprises the Military Morro -Cabaña Park, the largest museum in the country. It took in the main military bodies of the Spanish crown and served as a prison to the countless patriots of the war for independence in the last century where some of them were also shot. Once obsolete its defensive function, it served for storage, troops lodging and imprisoning.In the 18th century a cannon shot used to be fired to warn the townsfolk that the gates of the city were about to open or close. Nowadays the inhabitants of the area surrounding the bay can hear every day at 9:00 pm a shot fired by one of the several Spanish guns that the castle has kept since the 18th century. It remains as a ceremony of deep historical meaning.The fortress holds the most important ancient weapon collection of the country: a catapult and a natural size
apostles. In past times, after Spain regained the city by the Treaty of 1763 from the British, who had managed to seize it, a beacon was added to the fortress to warn townfolks about dangers. In 1945 it underwent some preservation works; since then, it has had an active cultural life attracting large numbers of visitants. At the same time, it counts on two restaurants: Los Doce Apóstoles and La Divina Pastora, in addition to a bar, located in its old batteries, a place with an extraordinary view of the coast of Havana.
San Salvador de La Punta CastleAve. del Puerto and Prado, Habana Vieja.
La Punta just like El Morro, was designed to protect the entrance to the Havana Bay which became an important and strategic entranceway to the harbor since the settlement of the town, as well as the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the three of which appeared in the coat of arms of the time. It was designed by Italian engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli , considered the most renowned professional to practice in 16th century Cuba. The works began by 1590 , stopping at times for economical or desagreement matters. Once finished, later changes have followed, until a final capital restoration. Together with the Historic Center, it was declared World Heritage in 1982.
San Carlos de la Cabaña FortressEsatern bank of the channel of entrance to the bay of Havana.
During the English attack to Havana, it was the possession of this hill what
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mediaeval ariet; the snake shape swords from southern Asia and the complete battery of cannons from the 18th Century made in Sevilla, among other relics.The Cabaña was venue to the headquarters of Ernesto Che Guevara during the first months after the triumph of the revolution in 1959. There is an exhibition of his personal objects and photos at the house where he settled.The restoration works undertaken by this facility, located in the municipality of Habana del Este (East Havana), began in 1986 as an integrated effort by the Ministry of The Revolutionary Armed Force and the Office of the Historian of the City , in order to create the military-historic park Morro Cabaña. This site , along with the Old Havana, included in the system of fortresses, was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A greek - roman styled temple inaugurated in 1828 and inspired in its equivalent in the Vasque city of Guernica, it is located in the Plaza de Armas, in the Old Havana. It safeguards the stone identifying the Historic al Site of the City as World Heritage. At this place on November 16, Havana residents gather to celebrate the first mass and the first town council of San Cristóbal de La Habana. Symbol of the city, it is considered by experts the first neoclassical construction of Havana, and the most influencing one in the country.
El TempleteBaratillo and O´ Reilly, Habana Vieja.
Royal Force CastleO’Reilly Nº2 e/ Ave. del Puerto and Tacón, Habana Vieja.
It is the older fortress of Cuba, located next to Plaza de Armas. It was the first major fortress of the city, started in 1558 over the ruins of former Plaza de la Villa (village square). For almost two centuries it was the residence of the General Governor, and today it is the Museo de Armas (Arms museum). The floor of the castle is a square divided into nine equal parts topped by four regular bastions. Around it there is a pit bounded by the perimeter wall. Its perfect symmetry recalls the Italian and French Renaissance buildings of the XVI century, although the volumes of its architectural mass and its isolation approach more to the medieval tradition.The first floor extensions began on 1588. The purpose of them was the housing of the governors. By 1630, a floor was added to the tower on the southwest corner of the bastion. A weather vane was place there, known today as la Giraldilla, a copy of the primitive Giraldilla; the original one, a symbol of Havana, is preserved in the Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City). It is said it resembles the Giralda of Sevilla, and it dates back to 1631, although it was a top typical of the towers of the time. Its legend, one of the first and most beautiful ones of Havana, goes that it is the image of Inés de Bobadilla’s, wife of Spanish conqueror and governor of the island Hernando de Soto.
Tres Reyes del Morro Castle
This stronghold, of great historical and cultural tourist attraction, is located on a ridge into the port of Havana. Its construction, ordered by Philip II, started in 1589 and ended in 1630. Each of its twelve cannons, which guard the entrance to the Port of Havana, has names of
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Plaza Vieja (Old Square)San Ignacio e/ Teniente Rey and Muralla, Habana Vieja.
It was founded in the late XVI century, but it was not until the XVII that it became one of the main squares of the city due to its trade and social activity, since it also served for parties and religious celebrations. Paradoxically, at the beginning it was named "Plaza Nueva" (New Square), and then it became the Plaza Vieja (Old Square) when Plaza del Cristo (Christ’s Square) was built. This square is surrounded by other interesting tourist places like the Cámara Oscura (dark chamber), the headquarter of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods, a construction from the XVIII century; a small brewery and the Conde de Villanueva hotel. In the early XVIII century, a fountain was placed in the middle of the square. By the middle of the XIX, it was removed, to be placed in Prado. The square’s current fountain was made in Carrara marble by Giorgio Massari.
San Francisco de Asís SquareOficios and Amargura, Habana Vieja.
Called San Francisco after the convent next to it, this square was conceived, with the objective of supplying water to the ships trading with the metropolis.
For many years it also served to stockpile the goods arriving from the harbor, due to its position, and as a result of the growth of the population by the coastline. Chronicles of the time say that the square had a busy commercial life, as the people, in humble carts or afoot, sold and bought a variety of goods in the space, now refilled, of the dried water area.During the period of Marqués de la Torre (1771-1776), started the stone paving of Oficios street. It was under Tacón that the fountain called Fuente de los Leones (Lions Fountain), a gift to Havana by Count Villanueva, was placed there. At that time it was protected by an iron fence, as seen in some pictures of 1835. Later on, because it was feared that it could be damaged, it was relocated to the Paseo de Isabel II, nowadays Paseo de José Martí (or Paseo del Prado, as it was also called). Finally, the fountain was returned to its original location, where it still remains. In the XIX century it went under some modifications favoring the docking area and its space in general with width and
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Plaza de Armas (Square of Weapons)Tacón e/ Obispo and O’Reilly, Habana Vieja.
It was the first known public square of Havana, also known as the “church square”, functioning as space for public or trading activities. Later on in the 16th century, it was occupied by the Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Unlike what the neighbors expected of their plaza –of it being a place of amusement and social interaction– its vicinity to the Castillo de la Real Fuerza led Diego Quiñones, keeper of the fortress, to make it into a maneuver ground in 1584. From that time on the frequency of military exercises made the people call the square Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) as it came to be known. Even today this square is the heart of the old city.
Revolution SquareOriginally called Plaza Cívica (Civic square), it was built in 1959, as a result of a contest. Its star-shaped base has a large 109 meters obelisk with a viewpoint which is the highest point of the city . In its front stands a marble statue of José Martí.At its base is the Memorial José Martí, a space devoted to deepening in the life and work of our national hero. It has four permanent exhibition halls and another for temporary exhibitions, were political and cultural activities take place.In front of the square is the Ministry of Interior, whose façade shows the familiar image of Che Guevara, taken by photographer Korda. Another similar image of Camilo Cienfuegos, by famous writer Enrique Ávila, is displayed at the Ministry of Informatics and Communications.Nearby is also found José Martí National Library, together with other ministries.The square gets its fame with the success of the Revolution, as it is an exceptional witness to important events occurred in Cuba and permanent public stage for its people.
Plaza de la Catedral (Square of the Cathedral)Empedrado e/ San Ignacio and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.
Its origins date back to a place where, and due to its surface’s properties, the waters became stagnant, so that the place was known at the beginning as Plaza de la Ciénaga (Swamp Square).Until the beginning of the 18th century the square was used for the restocking of the metropolis navy and commercial fleet’s water supplies. In 1727 the work on the church that would give this plaza a greater importance began. Eventually known as Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square), it is the highest expression of the baroque colonial architecture. This is one of the most valuable historical sites in the city, especially for its majestic early 18th century houses. Having hosted social and political events, it now gathers artist from all manifestations.
PARKSCentral ParkPaseo del Prado, Habana Vieja.
Located in the space between three squares and Isabel II old colonial Park, later Paseo del Prado, this park is surrounded by traditional hotels, such as Inglaterra, Plaza, Telegrafo and modern Parque Central. Also enclosing it are important buildings such as Manzana de Gómez, Payret movie theater and Fine Arts Museum. Its center is marked
by the first statue erected in 1905 in honor of José Martí by Cuban sculptor José Vilalta Saavedra, built in Carrara marble. It is one of the busiest spots of Havana for its lush trees and palm trees, providing shadow and space for daily discussion considering it is also regarded as the main sportive informal gathering of the country.
Paseo del Prado Its first name was the Alameda de Extramuros or Isabel II and it extends from the Fuente de La India (The Indian Fountain) and the Plaza de la Fraternidad (Fraternity Square) to Malecón. It was built in 1772, figuring in it eight bronze lion statues, which seem to guard the ride. All down the way former Campo de Marte, Parque de la Fraternidad today, and Teatro Tacón, currently Gran Teatro de La Habana, permanent host of the Opera and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, can be seen, as well as the ruins of the old prison buildings, by the end of the ridle.The place has been divided into four main sections well defined: the Promenade, Central Park, the Esplanade of the Capitol and the Plaza or Parque de la Fraternidad
Havana Forest It was in the decade of the 20’s that the idea of building a park on the banks of the Almendares River was handled. Preservationist of Paris parks at the time, French urban planner Jean Claude Nicolas Forrestier, was invited to undertake a project. The original project envisioned a large national park comprising 2 010 hectares.In the area near Almendares bridge was built Almendares Park, with picnic areas, playground and various outdoor facilities.Currently, the Bosque de La Habana (Havana Forest) is part of a huge project called Parque Metropolitano (Metropolitan Park), covering an area of 678 hectares and including Playa, Plaza de la Revolución, Cerro and Marianao municipalities.
Set in the last seven miles of the river, it has varieties of botanical species. This forest is considered the green lung of Havana.
Botanical GardenHighway Rocío, km 3 �, Arroyo Naranjo.
The dream of building a green cathedral in Havana became true on March 24th of 1984, with the opening of the National Botanical Garden (JBN).The garden is a center for natural exhibition with a representation of the flora of Cuba and the rest of the tropical areas. It is an educational, scientific and recreational institution of some 600 hectares, organized into phytogeographic zones, special collections, exhibition pavilions, laboratories, greenhouses, a forest in honor of Marti, a herbarium, an eco Bamboo restaurant and other recreational areas. The center promotes awareness, in the general population, of the tropical plant biodiversity with emphasis on native flora and the importance of conservation through environmental education activities, which undoubtedly is its essential purpose.The National Botanic Garden of Cuba is, no wonder, a very interesting and special place for us to be in direct contact with the majestic world of plants.
Park LeninCalle 100 and Cortina de la Presa, Arroyo Naranjo.
With an area of 745 hectares, it is a very frequented place, especially on weekends and the months of July and August.It offers ample opportunities for biking, horseback or steam train rides; or to enjoy a picnic in the shade of leafy flamboyants, bamboo and other species that make it a vital part of the green lung of the city.Founded on April 22nd of 1972, this recreational site has restaurants, light food selling points, amusement park, swimming pools, rodeo area and art galleries, among other facilities.
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Expocuba Fair GroundHighway Rocío, km 3 �, Arroyo Naranjo.
"IN EXPOCUBA WE HELP YOU KNOW CUBA", So reads the slogan identifying the major fairground (in Cuba). Inaugurated on January 4th 1989, it shows the advances achieved by the country in all its fields. Important national and international events have their headquarter inExpocubathroughout the year. Among them, the International Havana Fair in November has emerged as the most significant.Its location in front of the National Botanical Garden and its proximity to Lenin Park and the National Zoo is among its advantages.
Zoological NationalHighway Capdevila and Camino sur Final. Boyeros.
Located in a very varied topography, this zoo is distinguished from the rest of the country´s because animals, whose lifestyle so permits, coexist in free communities.Among the most popular areas is the Lions' Den, a depression with large trees, rocks and caves; as well as the Great African Meadow. This place has lakes for the hippos, and other surrounding tracts for giraffes, zebras, antelopes, rhinos and other African species. It is considered by some a bird migration corridor, ranking fifth among Cuban areas with more groups of birds observed.For visitors there are didactic-recreational activities, as participatory games, talks on live animals, conferences with the use of audiovisual means, among other activities. The visit to Cuba's National Zoological Park is a real safari on the outskirts of Havana.
National Capitol Paseo del Prado e/ Dragones and San Martín, Habana Vieja.
This majestic neoclassical building was inaugurated on May 20th of, 1929, and it marks the kilometer 0 of the nation's highways. With its dome of Renaissance style, it was designed so that it may host both houses of the legislature of the Republic, meeting there until the late fifties. In its meeting halls also developed the Constituent
OTHER INTERESTING SITESAssembly of 1940, which enacted the Constitution of the Republic that year.
The statue of the Republic of Cuba located there is the third largest indoors one in the world.
Christ of Havana Loma de Casablanca.
At the entrance of the port of Havana, to the left from ancient San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress and Casa Blanca town, stands majestically a colossal statue known as El Cristo de La Habana. Being over five decades, the Chris, was inaugurated on December 25th of 1958. It was built in Italy and shows the figure of Jesus standing with one hand on the chest and the other up, as if blessing, and his face is set to the city. One of the only three existing in the world, it is twenty feet high, and is placed over a three feet high base. It weighs 320 tons and is composed of 67 white Carrara marble pieces. The work belongs to Cuban sculptor Gilma Madera. Considering its location on an esplanade over a hill, its height raises to 51 meters above sea level, making it possible to see the Christ of Havana from different parts of the city.
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National Aquario 3ra e/ 60 and 62, Miramar, Playa.
The Acuario Nacional de Cuba (National Aquarium of Cuba) is a science center specializing in researches, environmental education and promotion of the marine environment, its flora, fauna and ecology. Its main objective is to enhance culture and education about the care, conservation and rational use of the sea, the coasts and their resources. It opened its doors on January the 23rd of 1960.It has currently a dolphinarium with capacity for 1 200 spectators. Its shows present up to 8 trained dolphins simultaneously working. It also has a sea lion counterpart for sea lions shows, with capacity for 1 000 spectators. Underwater dolphin shows are also presented. It also counts with a 120 seat specialized restaurant.
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Cathedral of HavanaEmpedrado e/ San Ignacio and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.
Its construction began in 1748 as a Jesuit church and was turned into a Major Parish in 1777. Later, in 1788, it became the Havana Cathedral. Its baroque style is given, not by its carved ornamentation, but by the movement of the facade, the curved walls on both sides of the central door, the use of wavy and kinked lines, the presence of skewed columns and the use of spiral in the cornice. All these elements also constitute a starting point for decorating the cover of numerous Havana residences at the time. Originally, it had wooden vaults roof inside, but it was covered in the nineteenth century with a coating of plaster, simulating Gothic vaults decorated in the style of European churches. The floor, originally of stone tiles, characteristic of the eighteenth century, was replaced by marble in 1820. This church holds many secrets discovered over time. Ancient tombs, thousands of hand signatures on the walls and traces of slavery and art are kept here.
Palacio del Segundo CaboO’Reilly Nº 4 corner Tacón, Plaza de Armas, Habana Vieja.
It is an imposing building in the baroque style of the XVIII century, so named as it was the residence of the second authority in Cuba, after the Captain General in colonial times. It is located to the north of the Plaza de Armas and was built in 1772. Originally designed to house the Post and the Quartermaster during the Republic, the Senate until the construction of the Capitol in 1929, it was finally the headquarters of the Supreme Court and various academies. Currently, it belongs to the Ministry of Culture. It also hosts the Book Cuban Institute and Letras Cubanas and Arte y Literatura publishing houses. On the ground floor there is a craft and a bookstore.
Havana Trade CenterLamparilla No.2, Plaza de San Francisco de Asís
It is an office building in the center of the Old Havana. Its construction began in 1907 and ended in 1909. Since then it has been listed as one of the most prominent of the early twentieth century in Cuba. In a predominantly renaissance style, but with an eclectic character, the building has a very variously decorated façade. On its top was placed a bronze statue of Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, which is visible from a long distance. In 1995, it went through rehabilitation works to condition its spaces to accommodate elegant offices, equipped with the comfort required by modern times.
Partagas Cigar Factory Industria Nº 520, e/ Dragones and Barcelona, Centro Habana.
The construction of this cigar factory was the result of the rise in the second half of last century in this industry, distinguished by the fact that most large buildings devoted to it were located in the most central area of the city. Its outward expression is simple and is in accordance with the image made common at the time: strong and solid presence, regular distribution of elongated openings with moldings in the façade and balcony with iron railings. The most attractive elements are the reminiscent baroque undulating buttresses over guardrails on both blocks. The year "1845" in the front indicates the founding date of the Partagas cigar brand, which set up its headquarters in this building in the early twentieth century.
La Bodeguita del MedioEmpedrado Nº 207, Habana Vieja.
This is one of the most famous restaurants in Havana, hosting many important visitors, from writers to athletes. All of them have left the mark of their presence through pictures, objects or graffitis on the walls. Here visitors will find a typicaly Creole menu, accompanied by a delicious mojito and an exclusive cigar.
El FloriditaMonserrate, corner Obispo. Habana Vieja. It is a restaurant bar placed on Calle de Obispo. It is one of the many Havana places immortalized by Ernest Hemingway. El Floridita was a shelter for him to chat with many friends and even fellows who came to visit him. He almost created a special daiquiri drink with his name, the "Papa Doble" (double dad) or "Hemingway Especial" (special Hemingway) Illustrious friends of him came here to visit him.
Antiguos Almacenes San JoséStore Craft Fair
San Jose old warehouses - near Havana coastline – has already opened the doors to arts and crafts lovers. Considered the oldest currently existing in Havana port, this harbor offers a beautiful panoramic view of the inner bay of Havana. City artisans have found here an ideal place to exhibit and sell their pieces of works, while on old railway lines rescued by archaeologists, a railroad will provide visitors the opportunity to make a charming journey through Alameda de Paula.
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Havana Great TheaterPaseo del Prado, corner San Rafael (Boulevard de La Habana), Habana Vieja.
This is one of the largest opera houses in the world. It stands on the foundations of the former Nuevo Teatro (New theatres) or Tacón. Its façade is decorated with four sculptural groups representing Charity, Education, Music and Theatre. It has three halls, the main of which is Federico García Lorca. The other two are devoted one to an art gallerie and the other to lectures. This center is home to the National Ballet of Cuba, it also welcomes the main functions of the opera and the Teatro Lirico Nacional (national lyric theater), with zarzuela and operetta representations. Among the main events taking place here are the Havana International Ballet Festival and the Huella de España (Traces of Spain) Festival. Many renowned companies as the Royal Ballet of London, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Ballet of Antonio Gades, the Ballet of the Teatro Colón (Colón theater ballet), in Buenos Aires, the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico ( Mexico Folk ballet), among others, have performed in this theater.
Bacardi BuildingAve. Bélgica No. 261 e/ Empedrado and San Juan de Dios, Habana Vieja. The building was commissioned by the SA Bacardi rum company and is a gem of Art Deco. Its construction was completed in 1930 and was at the time the highest structure in town. In the late 90's it was restored under a project of the Office of the Historian of the City. With a steel and concrete structure, this building‘s facades are made of natural granite, terracotta and pressed bricks. The central part has a staggering form ascending up to the tower, with hip roof identifying it, the original place of the bronze bat, symbol of the company, resting on a glass polyhedron with metal armor illuminated from within at night. The outside part of the entrance hall was decorated with wine-red marble, exemplifying the color of rum honeys. For the upper floors bright yellow stoneware tiles were used, representing white-gold rums contributing to the world fame achieved by Bacardi rum.
The Revolution Museum Refugio Nº1, e/ Monserrate and Zulueta, Habana Vieja.
In obvious symbolism, the museum occupies the building fromerly occupied by the Presidential Palace. It functioned that way since it was opened in 1920 by President Menocal, until it was turned into the den of dictator Fulgencio Batista.Its more than 30 exhibition halls treasure about 9 000 pieces of the different stages of the independence struggle, covering every stage of Cuban history. The museum recreates the actions of March 13 at the Palace . Granma yacht, carrying in 1956 Fidel Castro and his men from Tuxpan (Mexico) to form the guerrillas in Sierra Maestra and undertake the revolutionary struggle, is now preserved in a glass mausoleum.Going deeper into the Museum of the Revolution and exploring its corridors is to navigate in the history of this heroic nation. The amount and value of its collections, including the continuing cultural, historical and political work it develops, make this museum the most important history museum of the country.
Fine Arts National Museum Trocadero e/ Zulueta and Monserrate. Habana Vieja.
Considered, upon completion in 1854, as one of the largest and most functional of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, this museum became National Museum on February 23rd of 1913. It keeps important collections; of greater value are those made up of Cuban and European paintings, and those of ancient art, mainly Egyptian, Greek and Roman.Among its valuable heritage elements
stand out the Cuban painting collection, comprising works from the seventeenth century until today, whose authorship ranges from Victor Patricio Landaluce, Miguel Melero, Federico Martínez, Leopoldo Romañach, Esteban Chartrand, Armando Menocal, or closer to us as Victor Manuel, Eduardo Abela, Antonio Gattorno, Carlos Enriquez, Wifredo Lam and René Portocarrero, among many others. On the other hand, integrating the so-called European painters collection, are works by Goya, Velasquez, Zurbarán, Murillo, Van Miers, Hans Memling, and others.
Main City Attractions
One of the most popular avenues in Havana, El Malecón, stretches over the city’s northern coastline, from the Castillo de la Punta, at the entrance of the bay, to La Chorrera fortress, at the entrance of the Almendares River, ma-king about 7 kilometers.Ideal place especially at sunset, taking place by the northwest of the city, it provides spectacular views for those who decide to go to enjoy them. Among the Malecon and the sea is a wide si-dewalk and a wall along its length. _To this wall come crowds of young and not so young people either at day or night time, some for fishing, others for a love moment, or simply to escape the daily routine. In summer, among other ac-tivities, Havana colorful carnival also takes place here.
Havana Chinese Town
This is a geographically wide area, where it is possible to vividly apreciate the oldest Chinese traditions combined with the modernity generated by development. Food, candies, dances, martial arts, medicine, newsprint, high altars, language, China natives and associations are the versatile world of Chinese people in Havana, with a temporary international space with the performance from May the 29th to June the 3rd (date of the first Chinese trade activity in Cuba) of the Overseas Chinese Festival.
Callejón de Hamel Callejón de Hamel, e/ Aramburu and Hospital, Cayo Hueso, Centro Habana
Community cultural project came out in 1990, it is also an authentic open air museum of African art. Located in the heart of Cayo Hueso neighborhood, it is a must collection for lovers of art, street rumba and Afro-Cuban religion.Hamel is also a meeting with plastic arts. It has the first road mural, with
The University of Havana
The convent of San Juan de Letrán was founded on January 5 of 1728 , being the first university in Cuba, then known as the “Royal and Pontifical University of San Gerónimo de La Habana”. In the opening ceremony, Fray Thomas Linares del Castillo was appointed as its first rector over the original faculties: Arts and Philosophy, Theology, Canon Law, Law and Medicine.After a series of reforms, this university becomes a secular institution, and in 1850 its name is changed to Real y Literaria Universidad de La Habana (Royal and Literary University of Havana). In this second phase it foments its scientific development. With this aim, the Natural History Museum is founded, and the National Botanical Garden happens to be governed by the institution. By then the school included the faculties of Law, Medicine, Surgery and Pharmacy.Personalities such as Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Antonio Bachiller y Morales, Felipe Poey and Francisco de Arango y
La Rampa 23, Vedado. Plaza de La Revolución.
La Rampa is an urban strip situated in the most centric part of the city. Its name is due to the slope of this street in its five blocks, from L and 23 to Malecón. Its sidewalks show paintings from Cuban artists of acknowledged international prestige. For this reason this place has become a walking museum. Going to Malecon from L street, to the left is Yara cinema, cinematographic cultural center and main venue during the Havana International Film Festival. Further on is the Pabellón Cuba (Cuban Pavilion), an expositional cultural center hosting events like Arte en la Rampa (Art at La Rampa) and the book fairs, as well as the Cuban video clip festival. Before reaching Malecon, the offices of the Civil Aeronautical Institute and the International Airlines are found. To the right, is Habana Libre Trip Hotel, and down the same street is La Rampa craft fair, El Karabalí nightclub and La Zorra and el Cuervo jazz club, the venue of jazz music. Finally, La Rampa cinema and other restoration centers are found.
Parreño, were received in its halls at these early stages. All of them helped forge an autochthonous national way of thinking and revolutionary commitment to future generations.On May 1 of 1902 the university was transferred to Arostegui hill, also known as the "Loma de la Pirotecnia" (Hill of pyrotechnics), located in VedadoCurrently, the University of Havana has an enrollment of 60 000 students distributed in 17 schools and 15 municipal seats. In the current educational period, 32 majors can be made.
100 meters of length, the work of self-taught painter Salvador González, who devoted himself to the Afro-Cuban culture.Exhibitions can be visited every day. On Sundays 12:00 pm, the alley receives hundreds of visitors when La Rumba Cubana starts.
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National Hotel of Cuba Calle 21 and O, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Opened on December 30th of 1930, it is one of the most classical and emblematic hotels in Havana. Its luxury, elegance, distinction and first class services remain intact after six decades of respected leadership in the Cuban hotel industry.The eight-story building in the Spanish-style is situated atop a hill overlooking Malecón, from where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Old Havana and Vedado. Among its first illustrious guests are included personalities of art
Colón Cemetery Calles Zapata and 12, Vedad, Plaza de la Revolución.
and literature as José Mujica, Jorge Negrete, Agustín Lara, Tyrone Power, Romulo Gallegos, Marlon Brando and famous Ernest Hemingway, who donated "Sirena" bar a marlin. In addition, regretfully famous representatives of Italian-American Mafia as Santo Trafficante, Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello, have visited it. Enriching its luxury hosting tradition are personalities from politics and science, as Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, scientist Alexander Flemming, as well as countless Latin American heads of state and European monarchs.
Quinta Avenida, Miramar, Playa.Fifth Avenue.
It is the heart of Miramar and cer-tainly the most elegant road of Havana. Around it, the country's wealthiest citi-zens built their resting houses in the republican era. Today it has become an ideal area for tourist leisure, with nu-merous hotels, restaurants, theaters, an aquarium and shops with national or imported products. Other interes-ting places like the Iglesia de Jesus de Miramar (Jesús de Miramar Church), one of the most imposing of the city, can be found.
Its first stone was placed on October 31, 1871, and before its widening ending in 1934, it already had a room of 504 458.22 square meters. Rectangular - shaped as a Roman camp in the romantic-Byzantine style, it has numbered sidewalks, streets and roads, providing visitor an easier access within the city, which in republican times was warranted with the provision of flat model).The square located in the central street between the chapel and the huge front entrance, was called Christopher Columbus, since plans to erect a monument to the discoverer to keep his remains, never going beyond the Cathedral of Havana, ironically, had been made, but were not accomplished. For that reason, since then, the cemetery, dedicated to the Great Admiral, full of famous sculptures but without any of him, was given his name. This cemetery is full of curious epitaphs, as the slab carved with domino "Double Three", for an old fan of this game lost with that card in her hand.This place is full of myths and legends such as that of La Milagrosa slab, where rests Amelia Goyri Adot, who died in 1901 at the time of delivery. This slab has a marble statue of a woman with her child, clutching to a cross.
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Coppelia Ice Cream ParlorCalle 23 entre J and L, Vedado. Plaza de La Revolución.
Coppelia ice-cream parlor, inaugurated on June 4th, 1966, owes its name to the character of “Coppelia” classical ballet, immortalized by Cuban narrator Senel Paz in his story: “El lobo, el bosque y el hombre Nuevo” (“The wolf, the woods, and the new man), which was the basis for the Cuban film “Fresa y chocolate” (Strawberry and Chocolate). Located in the most important urban area of the city, it was designed by architect Mario Girona, and it is surrounded by numerous restoration, nightlife, and accommodation places. From its beginnings, it has become an indispensable place to go when visiting Havana, and it constitutes the most popular center, where delicious ice creams of singular tropical flavors can be tasted in any date of the year. Here, several generations of Cubans get together to profit from the beauty of the place.
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Maqueta de la HabanaCalle 28 Nº 103 e/ 1ra and 3ra, Miramar, Playa.
Havana model came out of a project beginning in 1987, and it was conceived as a tool in the urban planning of the capital. Built to scale 1 / 1000, it covers a total area of 144 square meters, equivalent to 144 square kilometers of representation. It consists of 39 squares of two square feet, whose total size is 22 meters long and 10 wide. It weighs six tons and was made in ten years.Along with its counterparts in New York, Shangai or Pekín, it is one of the largest in the world. For the best ornamenting of this piece of work the different historical transformation phases the city has undergone are taken into account. The visitor can see every detail, thanks to telescopes available for this purpose, and identify these phases by colors.
Miramar Trade CenterAve. 3ra e/ 70 and 80, Miramar, Playa. Miramar Trade Center has a prime location so that within walking distance some leading hotels in Havana, as well as dozens of companies, foreign firms, Conventions Hall, among others, are accessible.This office and shopping complex is an excellent choice, showing the real state of the island development on buildings equipped with the latest technology.
Havana Convention Hall 146 e/ 11 and 13, Reparto Cubanacan, Playa.
This complex is the company leading the industry of conferences in Cuba. With more than two decades of experience, it is an institution specialized in organizing, promoting and holding events.It covers an area of 60,000 square meters, and is located in a residential area of the capital, five minutes from downtown. Its exhibition grounds, Pabexpo, has five interconnecting airconditioned rooms.The complex offers hotel accommodation at Palco, a modern four-star facility. It also has excellent restaurants like El Bucan, El Rancho and El Palenque. Also part of this complex is Club Havana, a recreational and sportive center of first class.
Marina Hemingway Community248 and 5ta Ave. Santa Fe, Playa .
It is a complex combining city hotels with nautical services. There, all the facilities a visitor may need are available: varied restaurants, shops, swimming pools, clubs, playgrounds and other options.Its port, with channels well suited to the docking and provisioning of ships, owes its fame for being the permanent headquarters of the annual Ernest Hemingway International Fishing Tournament, created in the ’90, the fifties in the novelist's own life.
The House of Green GablesCalle 2 Nº 308, entre 3ra and 5ta, Miramar, Playa.
Entering Quinta Avenida, at Miramar district, there is a house representative of the domestic architecture in the chalet style of the early twentieth century, with great influence of American cottages: La casa de las tejas verdes (The House of Green Gables).Built in 1926, it has undergone some changes in its interior area over time. Surprising by the volume and geometric shapes interlocking in its facade, it is topped by a pitched roof with dormer windows and coneshaped tower , giving this place its beauty. Its exaggerated slope roofs covered with green tiles are the most prominent features distinguishing it in an environment characterized by large mansions.After a process of restoration, this home opens its doors as a center for the promotion of modern and contemporary architecture, urbanism and interior design.
Tropicana CabaretCalle 72 and Línea del Ferrocarril, Marianao.
This world famous Cabaret, identified by its large arch, was built in 1939 on the former grounds of the "Villa Mina, but it is not until 1940 that it adopted its current sonorous name.The same is set in a sort of forest with large trees and royal palms. Distinctive element of this symbolic place in Havana is the sculpture of a dancer made in 1950 by Cuban artist Rita Longa. To a lesser extent, so it is the Fuente de Las Musas, by Italian
artist Aldo Gamba, placed in 1952 at the entrance of the cabaret.In its main hall, known as " Bajo las Estrellas (Under the Stars)", one of the most legendary of Havana, shows often involve a hundred artists, including dancers and musicians. It’s capacity raises to a thousand people. It also has other spaces, such as Los Jardines restaurant and bohemian Café Rodney, among others.In 1992 the American Academy of the Restaurant Industry conferred it the Best of the Five Stars Diamond award for being the best Cabaret of the Americas.
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Down the whole HavanaTourist buses tour the city in two great routes The first one leaves from La Cecilia , in Miramar, to the Historical Center, passing by Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square), Vedado urban town, and Parque Central (Central Park), where the other route can be taken for Santa María del Mar, in Habana del Este ( eastern Havana)One ticket is valid for the whole day for using in each tour . These buses with the Hop-On / Hop-Off service also let you get on and off the bus as you wish at any bus stop, simply by showing your valid ticket purchased on the day for the specific route. From the busses visitors can take pictures of the best views of avenues, monuments, parks and squares, where man has created the harmony, beauty and style turning the Historic Center of the Cuban capital into World Cultural Heritage.
Service is available from Monday to Sundays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Children under 6 years travel free of charge (one child per adult).T1 Route – La Cecilia- Historical Center: 5.00 CUC.T3 Route – Parque Central - Santa María del Mar: 3.00 CUC.
Free for children under the age of six. (One child per adult).
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Recorridos Habana Bus Tour
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Recorridos Habana Bus Tour
A walk down Havana streets
Havana is a fully charming mysterious city, whose mysteries might no longer exist from the moment on when visitors explore most famous streets and places characterizing it.We invite you to accompany us to a walk down Havana streets and discover their magical charms, multiple architecture, promenades and gardens, arcaded streets, columns and façades and, above all, their people.
Departure time: 9:00 am and 2:00 pmDuration: 4 hoursFrequency: DailyMinimum: 10 peopleChildren 3-12 years: 25% discount (0 to 2 years FREE).Collection
1. Collection at the hotel.
2. Visit to the Colonial Havana, declared a UNESCO World Cultural HeritageSite.
3. Walking Tour throughthe old town, its squares, fortresses and buildings made by the Spaniards bet weenthe sixteenth and nine teenth centuries, with opportunities to buy craftworks.
Interested can book through:
4. Transit visitto La Bodeguita del Medio and main avenues and streets of the Old Havana.
5. Stop at the Capitol. Continuation of the tour with panoramic views of the University of Havana and stop at the Revolution Square, with time for pictures. 6. Return to the hotel.
Tours, A walk down Havana streets
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Duration: 8 hoursFrequency: DailyMinimum: 6 peopleChildren 3-12 years old: 25% discount (0 to 2 years old FREE).
1. Collection at the hotel with air-conditioned vehicle. Guide service.
2. Panoramic tour of modern Havana: University of Havana, La Rampa, CoppeliaIce Cream Parlor, cinemas, cultural centers and galleries.
3. Guided visit to Colón Cemetery.
4. Stop at the Revolution Square and visit of the lookout with time for pictures.Transfer to the west part of the city with views of hospitals, schools, scientific city and the Convention Hall on the way. 5. Lunch with a drink included.
6. Panoramic tour of the residential area of Miramar with views of hotels, embassies and the National Aquarium on the way.
7. During the tour of Vedado, Havana's Malecon, the Monte de las Banderas
and the Hotel Nacional de Cuba can be appreciated.
8. Tour of the Avenida de las Misiones with views of the Museum of the Revolution, Central Park and the Gran Teatro de la Habana.
9. Short stop at the Capitol. Time for pictures.
10. Tour of the Paseo del Prado towards the tunnel of the Havana Bay.Stop at thelookoutof the Morro-Cabaña Military Historical Park. Time for pictures.
11. Walking tour of the Historic Center of the Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: San Francisco de Asis Square, Plaza Vieja (Old Square), Arms Square and Cathedral Square.
12. On the way to the Cathedral Square, Obispostreet, Ambos Mundos Hotel and the University of San Jerónimoof Havana can be appreciated,with brief stop at the Bodeguita del Medio.
13. Return to the hotels.
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Departure time: 9 amDuration: 6 hoursFrequency: dailyMinimum: 7 paxChildren 3-12 years old: 25% discount (0-2 years old FREE)
1. Collect at the hotel.
2. A guided visit to the house where he used to live at the town of San Francisco de Paula. Cameras are allowed.
3. A tour by the house where you can appreciate personal objects, hunted trophies and the room where he used to write, fishing memories and stories about his life.
4. Continuation of the tour towards Cojimar, fishers town, where Hemingway celebrated his Pulitzer Price with some of his friends and Gregorio, his Ship´s Captain, who inspired him to write his well- known book The old and the sea.
5. Visit to La Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita restaurant.
6. Lunch at any of the places related to his life.
7. Return to the hotel.
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A Classic Cars Tour
Duration: 2 hoursFrequency: dailyMinimum: no establishedChildren 3-12:25% discount (0-2 years old FREE)
1. Collection at the hotel on Classic cars. Guide service.
2. Panoramic view of the Colonial Havana, with a tour by the main streets and avenues of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lookout of different places such as: The Great Theater of Havana, Central Park, Floridita Restaurant, Museum of Fine Arts, The Presidential Palace, with a stop at the Capitol and time to take pictures.
3. Continuation of the tour by the well-known Havana´s Malecon.
4. A tour towards Vedado, to sightsee different styles of architecture.
5. Return to the hotels.
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Tropicana Tour Cannon Shot Ceremony
Departure time: 9:00 amDuration: 6 hoursFrequency: DailyMinimum: 7 peopleChildren 3-12 years old: 25% discount (0 to 2 years old FREE).
1. Collection at the hotels with air-conditioned vehicles.
2. Bilingual guide service by request.
3. Cover according to chosen offer.
Options:1. Show, welcome drink, 1/2 bottle of white aged Havana Club, 1 beverage and snack
2. Show, welcome drink, 1/2 bottle of white reserved or gold aged Havana Club, 1 beverage, snack, preferential table.
3. Show, welcome drink, 1/2 bottle of whiskeyor reserve aged Havana Club, one beverage, snack, 1 souvenir, preferential table.
Duration: 2 hoursFrequency: DailyMinimum: 7 peopleDinner and No Dinner Program
1. Collection at the hotels withair-conditioned vehicle.
2. Departure for san Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress to enjoy the Cannon Shot Ceremony.
3. Free time at the facility.
4. Dinner at the restaurant.
5. Return. No Dinner Program
1. Collection at the meeting point
2. Departure for San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress to enjoy the Cannon Shot Ceremony.
Free time at the facility.
Tours, A walk down Havana streets
National of Cuba21 and O, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 3564 al [email protected] Nacional de Cuba means pride for people from Havana and admiration from foreigners. Its location allows a view of great part of the bay, the seawall and the local town. This landmark hotel stores the still warm memories of illustrious women and men of the world of politics, sciences and arts, who visited the island last century. It classified among the ten Palace hotels of the world and from the 30`s to the 50’s it was the only 5 stars facility in the Caribbean.
Habana Libre Tryp L e/ 23 and 25, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 834 [email protected] capital's most symbolic hotel, Habana Libre Tryp, stands on a privileged location right in the center of Vedado. This majestic five-star 25-floor hotel, with 572 rooms, offers a marvellous view of the city and the sea. It is ideal for business meetings, events, vacations and honey moons.
Meliá Habana Ave. 3ra e/ 76 and 80, Miramar, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 204 [email protected] five-star nine-story hotel is located in the heart of the Miramar residential and business area, facing the sea. With 397 rooms, it is very close to Havana International Convention Center and Miramar Trade Center. Just at fifteen minutes drive from Jose Marti International Airport, this hotel will satisfy most demanding businessmen with its luxury and comfort. It is recommended for events and incentives, weddings and honeymoon.
Central Park Neptuno e/ Prado and Zulueta, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 6627 - 29In front of Parque Central (Central Park), this luxury complex is made up of La Torre and Parque Central hotels. It combines the elegance of the Spanish colonial style with modern services and facilities. It is surrounded by famous buildings like the Capitol and the Gran Teatro (Great Theatre), and is located at just few minutes from the Havana Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas, shops, museums and other complementary services facilities.
Meliá Cohiba Ave. Paseo e/ 1ra and 3ra, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 [email protected] a centric intersection of Vedado district, at less than 12 km from the Old Havana, Plaza de La Revolución and the Convention Hall, stands the most preferred five-star hotel in Havana, 22-story Meliá Cohiba Hotel. Its four Regal Service floors are ideal for businesspeople, with excellent facilities equipped with cutting edge technology.
Marqués de San Felipe and Santiago de Bejucal.Oficios No. 152 corner Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.www.habaguanexhotels.com
Quinta AvenidaAve. 5ta.A e/ 76 and 80, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 214 1470 ext. 8070 and 8071Fax: (53) 7 214 [email protected]
Santa Isabel Baratillo No. 9 entre Obispo and Narciso Lopez. Plaza de Armas. Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 860 8201Fax: (53) 7 860 8391www.habaguanexhotels.com
Saratoga Ave. Prado No. 603 corner Dragones, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 868 1000Fax: (53) 7 868 1001www.habaguanexhotels.com
Saratoga Hotel is an elegant building in the neoclassical / eclectic style located on a very frequented corner in the Old Havana. The interior decoration combines materials like wood, marble and iron with up-to-the-minute technology to ensure superlative service and comfort for guests and clients.
Comodoro 3ra. and 84, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 5551Fax. (53) 7 2042089www.hotelescubanacan.com
Chateau Miramar Cubanacán 1ra. e/ 60 and 70, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1952 and 57Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Copacabana Ave. 1ra. No. 4404, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1037Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Habana Riviera Ave Paseo and The scale is that a segment of that longitude is 1 km. in the reality Malecón, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 4051Fax: (53) 7 833 [email protected] www.habanarivierahotel.cu
InglaterraAve. Prado No. 416, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 8593 and 97Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected] www.grancaribe.cu
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Armadores de SantanderSan Pedro No. 4 corner Luz, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 8000Fax: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
Conde de VillanuevaMercaderes No. 202, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 9293Fax: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
Marqués de Prado AmenoO’Reilly corner Cuba, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 862 4127Fax: (53) 7 862 4117www.habaguanexhotels.com
Mesón de la FlotaMercaderes No. 257 e/ Amarguraand Teniente. Rey, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 3838Fax: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
Palacio O´FarrillCuba No. 102-108 corner Chacón, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 5080Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
RaquelAmargura corner San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 8280Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
San Miguel Cuba No. 52 corner Peña Pobre, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 7656Fax: (53) 7 863 [email protected]
Sevilla By MercureTrocadero No. 55 e/ Prado and Zulueta, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 860 8560Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected] www.grancaribe.com
PlazaZulueta No. 267 corner Neptuno, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 8583Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected] www.hotelplazacuba.com
Victoria19 and M, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 833 3510Fax: (53) 7 833 [email protected] www.grancaribe.com
PresidenteCalzada No. 110 and G, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 838 1801Fax: (53) 7 833 [email protected] www.hotelesc.com
VedadoO, corner 25, No. 244, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 4072Fax: (53) 7 834 [email protected]
Ambos MundosObispo e/ San Ignacio and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 9529 / 30Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
De TejadilloTejadillo No. 12 corner San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 7283Fax: (53) 7 863 [email protected]
TelégrafoAve. Prado No. 408 corner Neptuno, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 1010Fax: (53) 7 861 [email protected]
Memories Miramar-Habana 5ta. Ave. e/ 72 and 76, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 3584Fax: (53) 7 294 [email protected]
Panorama3ra. and 70, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 0100Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Blau ArenalLaguna Itabo e/ Sta. María del Mar and Boca Ciega, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 1272Fax: (53) 7 797 1288 [email protected]
Palco146 e/ 11 and 13, Cubanacán, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7235Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Residence Havana 612Habana No. 612 e/ Teniente Rey and Muralla. Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 8665034 Habaguanex
Los Frailes Teniente Rey e/ Oficios and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 862 9383 Fax: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
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Club Acuario5ta. Ave. and 248, Residencial Marina Hemingway, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7628 al 33 / 7 2041150 to 55Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
LincolnVirtudes No. 157 corner Galiano, Centro Habana.Tph: (53) 7 862 8061 / [email protected]
Bella Habana aeropuertoConill e/ Marino and Boyeros, Nuevo Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 883 2188 / 96www.islazul.cu
TulipánTulipán, Lombillo, Factor e Hidalgo. Nuevo Vedado, Plaza de La Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 884 1700www.islazul.cu
Paseo Habana17 corner A, Vedado, Plaza de La Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 0810www.islazul.cu
San AlejandroAve. 31 e/ 76 and 78, Marianao. Tph: (53) 7 274 2400www.islazul.cu
Villa PanamericanaA and Ave. Central, Cojímar, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 766 1240Fax: (53) 7 766 [email protected]
Club Atlántico C Hoteles Terrazas, Santa María del Mar, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 1085Fax: (53) 7 796 [email protected]
Villa Los Pinos C HotelsAve. Las Terrazas No. 21,Sta. María del Mar, Habana del Este. Tph: (53) 7 797 1361Fax: (53) 7 797 [email protected]
Neptuno – TritónAve. 3ra. and 74, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1606Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Saint John´sO e/ 23 and 25, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3740Fax: (53) 7 833 [email protected]
Villa BacuranaoVía Blanca, Km 15 1/2, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 763 9241 and 44 / 7 765 7645Fax: (53) 7 765 [email protected]
Beltrán de Santa Cruz San Ignacio No. 411 e/ Muralla and Sol, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 8330Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
Park ViewColón corner Morro, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 3293Fax: (53) 7 863 [email protected]
El ComendadorObrapía No. 55 corner Baratillo, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1037Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
Valencia HostelOficios No. 53 corner Obrapía, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1037Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
Kohly – BosqueAve. 28A e/ 49A and 49C, Reparto Kohly, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 9232Fax: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
LidoConsulado No. 210 e/ Ánimas and Trocadero, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1102 and 06Fax: (53) 7 867 1102 and [email protected]
Colina L No. 23 e/ 27 and Jovellar, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 4071 / 7 833 2066Fax: (53) 7 834 [email protected]
Deauville Galiano No.1 e/ San Lázaro and Malecón. Centro Habana Tph: (53) 7 866 8812 [email protected]
BruzónBruzón e/ Pozos Dulces and Boyeros, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 877 5682 and 85www.islazul.cu
Villas Mirador del Mar 11 e/ 1ra. and 3ra., Santa María del Mar, Habana del Este. Tph: (53) 7 797 1354 / 7 797 1455Fax: (53) 7 797 [email protected]
Miramar478 corner 7ma B, Guanabo, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 796 2508www.islazul.cu
Villa Playa Hermosa 5ta Ave e/n 474 and 476 Guanabo, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 7962774www.islazul.cu
MariposaAutopista. Novia del Mediodía, Km 6 �, Arroyo Arenas, La Lisa.Tph: (53) 7 204 9137 to 39Fax: (53) 7 204 6131/ 7 204 [email protected]
Residencial Club HabanaAve 5ta, 188 and 192, Reparto Flores, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Tropicoco Banderas and Las Terrazas, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 1371, 7 798 [email protected]
Montehabana Aparthotel70 e/ 5ta. A and 7ma. Ave., Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 206 9595 / 7 204 3065Fax: (53) 7 206 [email protected]
Villa Tarará8 and 1ra., Ciudad Tarará, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 1414 and [email protected]
CaribbeanPrado No. 164 e/ Colón and Refugio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 8241Fax: (53) 7 860 9479 / 7 867 [email protected]
Las Yagrumas40 and Final Autopista, San Antonio de los Baños, ArtemisaTph: (53 47) 384460 to 63 www.islazul.cu
Las Terrazas AparthotelAve. Las Terrazas, e/ 40 and Rotonda, Santa María del Mar, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 [email protected]
Inmobiliaria Palco 164 No. 1705, e/ 17A and 17B, Cubanacán, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 208 [email protected]
WHERE TO EATInternational and Cuban food
United by NatureWhen so awaited holidays finally arrive, it also arrives the time for the people to get away from their fatiguing daily chores. The goal now is the see-king of pleasant activities, emotions, some comfort, and to take advantage of a closer family contact or exchange with others in an atmosphere of cour-tesy, friendship and respect. Going camping is then a great choice.
Los Cocoscamping site
Offices/ telephones: (53)- Lisa. 240 and 39. San Agustín / 7 265 4042 / 7 265 4043- Playa. Ave 31 corner 60/ 7 206 2636 / 7 2092636 - Plaza. Calzada corner C / 7 831 9721 - Arroyo Naranjo, Calzada Bejucal, La Palma/ 7 643 1831 - San M. del Padrón, Calzada de Güines / 7 691 6835 - Edif 12 planta, zona 1, Alamar / 7 763 0333/ 7 763 0231 - 223 e/ 198 and 200. Rpto Adelaida, Boyeros/ 7 683 2974 / 7 684 9768- 13 / 34 and 36, La Pontuco, Cotorro/ 7 6823788 - Santa Catalina and Heredia,10 de Octubre/ 7 6494570/ 7 6494572- Maceo e/ Pepe Antonio and Nazareno, Guanabacoa/ 7 797 3955 / 797 9885 - Habana Vieja e/ Habana 7 and Aguilar / 7 863 6400 / 7 863 0633- Ave 51 / 124 and 128, Marianao / 7 262 0077- Céspedes No. 201, Regla / 7 794 3085- Centro Habana corner Soledad / 7 878 2968/ 7 878 2970
Los Cocos Camping site is located just halfway between Havana and Varadero Beach Resort. With its privileged location, comfortable rooms and surroundings, is preferred by many travelers to take some rest and continue their way after some days. In this beautiful site, located at Jibacoa beach, travelers will find the most diverse entertainment, ideal for youth and familiar tourism:
biking, swimming, walking along the beach. Also available are services provided by the facility itself as cafeteria, restaurant, and even a small but vast library, for the loan of books to enjoy during those leisure days in this quiet place. Here, cabins have all amenities, two of which have been designed for people with special needs, so that they may find a place to relax in this natural retreat.
La Bodeguita del MedioRestaurant Bar. Open every dayEmpedrado No. 207, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1374 / [email protected]
Bar- Restaurant FloriditaInternational food. Specializing in seafood. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 amMonserrate corner Obispo, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1300, ext. [email protected]
Piña de Plata (Floridita)Services: Restaurant and Bar Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 amBernaza corner Obispo, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1301, ext. 134 [email protected]
Tocororo RestaurantRestaurant bar with informal shows by Cuban music personalities in a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Open from Mondays to Saturdays.Restaurant: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am.Bar: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am.18 e/ Ave. 5ta. and Ave. 3ra, Miramar, [email protected]
El AljibeRestaurant, Bar and Cava. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 amAve 7ma e/ 24 and 26, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 4233 and 34 [email protected]
Bar - Restaurant La TorreExclusive services at private halls and cava. Open every day 12:00 pm -11:30 pm17 cornerM, edificio Focsa, piso 33, Vedado, Plaza de la RevoluciónTph: (53) 7 838 3088 and [email protected]
La Casona de 17 Restaurant, grill and catering service. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 am17 e/ M and N, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 838 3136 / 7 835 [email protected]@casona17.cha.cyt.cu
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La Vicaria International food, Restaurant and catering services. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 am13 corner Ave. 5ta , Reparto Flores, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 273 [email protected]
La FerminiaExclusive services at private halls, bar and grill. Celebration of weddings, birthdays and fifteen-year-old anniversaries. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 am184 corner Ave.5ta , Reparto Flores, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 273 [email protected]
El BennyMusical and humorous shows.Open Fridays and Saturdays until 2 amSundays from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pmAve 41 e/44 and 46, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 206 4799 / 7 206 1282
El SauceSpecialty of the house: brochettes, paellas and Sauce Chicken. Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 am9na. No. 12015 e/ 120 and 130, Playa Tph: (53) 7 204 7114 / 7 204 6248
La RocaCatering services.21 corner M, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Tph: (53) 7 836 3219Ranchón La Casa del MúsicoRestaurant and grill.Open every day 12:00 pm -12:00 am12, e/ 1ra and 3ra, Miramar, Playa.
Café El MercurioOpen every day 7:00 am -12:00 pmLamparilla No. 2 edificio Lonja del Comercio, Plaza de San Francisco, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 6188
El BodegónOpen every day 12:00 pm to 11:00pmMonumental Highway,La Habana del Este. Tph: (53) 7 866 5432
Jazz CaféNational and international food, bar and catering services, and night cultural activities (live jazz band).Open every day 12:00 pm to 2:00 amAve. 1ra. and Paseo,Walk Galleries, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 838 3302 / 7 838 3475
Club Le SelectCafeteria, swimming pool, restaurant bar,Open every day Swimming pool-snack-bar: 10:00 am to 6:00 pmBar restaurant: 12:00 pm to 12:00 a.m.28 e/ 5ta and 7ma, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 4090 / 7 204 4098
Casa del Habano RestaurantNational and international food, bar and night cultural activities.Open every day 12:30 pm to 11:00 amAve 5ta. No. 1407 corner 16, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7975 / 7 204 7973
El PedregalCafeteria, piano-bar, cava, and catering services.Ave. 23 and 198, La Lisa.Tph: (53) 7 273 7830, 32 and 34
Jardín del OrienteOpen every day 10 am -12 pmAmargura s/n e/ Mercaderes and Oficios, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 6686
AmeliaBar, cafeteria, and catering services, and night cultural activities.Open every day 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.3ra. e/ 78 and 80, center of businesses Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7311 / 7 204 7312
Café del OrienteOficios 112 corner Amargura, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 860 6686 Fax: (53) 7 [email protected]
Santo AngelTeniente Rey 60 corner San Ignacio,Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 861 [email protected]
A Prado y NeptunoAve. Prado corner Neptuno, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 860 9636
La MinaObispo 109 corner Oficios, Plaza de Armas, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 862 0216 Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
La DominicaO´Reilly 108 corner Mercaderes, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 860 2918Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]
El PatioSan Ignacio 54 corner Empedrado, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 8671034 / 35 Fax: (53) 7 [email protected]
Gran AzulUnique underwater restaurant of Cuba's National Aquarium, where visitors can enjoy excellent national and international cuisine. Underwater entertainment with dolphins and trainers can be also found here.Open Tuesdays to Sundays 12:00 am to 10:30 pm, Shows: 1:30 pm, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm3ra. and 62 Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 203 6401 al 06 /202 5871/ [email protected]@acuarionacional.cu
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Café TabernaMercaderes corner Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 [email protected]
Castillo de Farnes Monserrate 361 corner Obrapia, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 [email protected]
Bar CabañaCuba 12 corner Peña Pobre, Habana Vieja.Telefax: (53) 7 860 5670habaguanexbcabañ[email protected]
Puerto de SaguaEgido 603 e/ Jesús María and Acosta, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 [email protected]
El BaturroEgido e/ Jesús María and Merced, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7860 [email protected]
La Torre de MarfilMercaderes e/ Obispo and Obrapia,Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 [email protected]
Café ParísObispo corner San Ignacio, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 864 7711
La Lluvia de OroOpen every day 24 hours.Obispo No.316 corner Habana,Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 9870
Café O’ReillyO’Reilly No. 203 e/ Cuba and San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.
Torre la VegaOpen every day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pmObrapía no.114 e/ Mercaderes and Oficios, Habana Vieja.
BoloñaObispo No.460 e/ Villegas and Aguacate, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 4139
Mirador de BellomonteVía Blanca, Alturas de Bellomonte, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 796 3431
El Meson de la FlotaMecaderes e/ Teniente Rey and Amargura, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 3838. Fax: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
HanoiTeniente Rey 2 corner Bernaza, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 [email protected]
EuropaObispo No 301 corner Aguiar, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 864 4484
La TascaInternational grillet specialties.Tph: (53) 7 860 8341
Complejo turístico cultural Dos GardeniasChinese, Cuban and fast food. Restaurant, ballad hall, video bar, chocolate liquor and catering services with breakfast and bakery and pastry benefits. Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 amBallad hall and video bar Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:00pm to 3:00am. Sundays, Matinee 4:00 pm to 12:00 pm.Ave. 7ma. corner 26, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 9517/ 7 204 8188/ 7 204 [email protected]
Complejo turístico La GiraldillaRestaurant with exclusive service at private halls, bar, grill, wine cellar, swimming pool, and Macumba–Habana ballroom. Recorded and live music by small groups at Los Naranjos backyard Restaurants: Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.Macumba Habana Ball room: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Saturdays, 5:00 pm to 12:00 pm.222 e/ 37 and Autopista, La Coronela, La Lisa.Tph: (53) 7 273 0568 and [email protected]
Complex Tourist 1830International and Cuban restaurant, bar, and ballroom with cultural projects for Saturdays and Sundays La Chorrera Restaurant – Bar, specialized in Spanish food.Open every day . Restaurants: 12:30 pm to 12:00 amGardens: 10:00 pm to 3:00 amAve. Malecón and 22, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 838 3090 al [email protected]
Cecilia Complex TouristRestaurant, grill, pizzeria, catering and ballroom with prestigious musical groups.Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.Ave. 5ta. e/ 110 and 112, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 202 6700 / 7 204 [email protected]
Papa´s Complex TouristChinese food, grill, Cuban food specialties, bar, solarium and ball room.Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.Ball room: Sundays, Matinee 4:00 pm 8:30 pm.Ave. 5ta. and 248, Comunidad Turística Marina Hemingway, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 209 7920/ 7 204 1150 ext. [email protected]
Club de golf HabanaRestaurant, golf course, swimming pool, bowling alley and tennis, and billiard court. Carretera de Vento Km. 8, Capdevila, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 8820
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Morro-Cabaña ComplexCarretera Monumental, Habana del Este. Open every day 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.Tph: (53) 7 860 9990
Los Doce ApóstolesEl Polvorín karaoke - bar Cuban and international music.Open every day 4:00 pm to 3:00 amTph: (53) 7 863 8295
Club Almendares Complex 49 C and 28 A Reparto Kholy, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 3111/ 7 204 [email protected]
El LugarCuban and international food. Catering Service. Familiar dinners, birthdays and anniversaries offers. Open every day 11:00 am to 11:00 pmTph: (53) 7 204 3111
Salón ChévereBilliard court. Light food and cocktails.Open every day 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
Casa EspañolaRestaurant, bar, grill, coffee–store, cava and breakfast service at the coffee shop.7ma. corner 26, Miramar, Playa.Open every day Restaurant: 12:00 pm to 12:00 amcoffee shop: 7:00 am to 7:00 pmTph: (53) 7 206 [email protected]
Las BuleríasL e/ 23 and 25, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 832 [email protected]
La ZaragozanaMonserrate e/ Obispo and ObrapiaTph: (53) 7 [email protected]
La Cova de Pizza NovaRestaurant, play bar. Catering, bakery and pastry services Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.5ta. Ave. and 248, Comunidad Turística Marina Hemingway, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 2097289 / 7 2041150, ext. 2899 [email protected]
Doña IsabelOpen every day 10:00 am to 12:00 amEmpedrado No. 107 e/ Tacón and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1027
FabioRestaurant, pizzeria, bar, souvenirs store and cava.Open every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am 17 corner J, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 83 63229 to [email protected]
D´GiovanniTacón 4 corner Empedrado, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 [email protected]
La Pérgola PizzeriaItalian food. pizzas and pastas specialties. Children menu, playground and furniture. Billiard court. Open every day 11:00 am to 11:00 pmTph: (53) 7 204 5161
BienmesabeOpen every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am152 e/ 3ra and 5ta. Reparto Náutico. Playa.Tph: (53) 7 208 7606 / 07
Al MedinaOpen every day 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.Oficios No. 12 e/ Obispo and Obrapía, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1041
Don CangrejoRestaurant, bar, grill, cava and ball room. Celebration of weddings, birthdays and fifteen year-old anniversary Open every day .Hall: 12:00 am to 12:00 pmGrill swimming pool: 10:00 am to 6:00 pmBall room: Thursdays to Saturdays 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. Sundays, matinee 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.Tph: (53) 7 204 3837 / 7 204 [email protected]
La Terraza de CojímarRestaurant, Bar, CafeteriaOpen every dayBar: 10:30 am to 11:00 pmRestaurant: 12:00 pm to 11:00 amCafeteria with breakfast service, from 8:30 amReal #161 corner Candelaria,Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 7665150 / 7 [email protected]
Centro Vasco3ra and 4, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 830 [email protected]
El ConejitoDishes based on rabbit meat.17 corner M, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 832 [email protected] Seafood
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WHERE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC?Casa de la Música HabanaGaliano and Neptuno, Centro Habana.Tph: (53) 7 862 4165/ 7 860 8296/ 7 860 8297/ 7 860 [email protected] Bar HabaneciendoTuesdays to Sundays, 11:00 pm until down. Amphitheater: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm / 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.
Casa de la Música de MiramarAve 35 corner 20, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 0447 / 7 202 [email protected]ón Te QuedarásOpen every day, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm to 3:00 am.Diablo Tun TunOpen every day 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. Thursdays to Sundays, matinee 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Macumba Habana Ball room222 e/ 37 and Freeway La Coronela, La LisaTph: (53) 7 833 0568/ 69 Salón Bolero, Dos Gardenias7ma and 26, Miramar, PlayaOpen every day 10:00 pm to 6:00 amTph: (53) 7 2069530 / 7 2042353. ext. 107 and 124
Son de la MadrugadaHumorous and musical shows.Wednesdays to Sundays, from 9:00 pm.18 No. 509 e/ 5ta. and 7ma., Miramar, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 204 1212
Cabaret Copa RoomThis cabaret was decorated as it was originally.Its excellent offer includes, at first, a musical show, exponent of the most renown Cuban musical genres. In a second time, after midnight, it is possible to enjoy varied recorded music.Thursdays to Sundays, 8:30 pm to 3:00 am.
Hotel Riviera. 1ra. and Paseo, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 4051
Jazz club La Zorra y el CuervoJazz Music. Open every day 10:00 pm to 2:00 am. 23 and O, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 [email protected]
Fresa y ChocolateMondays to Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, videos and recorded music. Thursdays to Sundays, 12:00 pmto 12:00 am, Humorous and musical shows from 10:00 pm.23 e/ 10 and 12, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 2096
Café Concert El Gato TuertoNightclub and restaurant with national and international food. Live informal shows with the best of the newest Cuban song.Open every day.Restaurant: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.Café Concert: 10:00 pm a 3:00 am.O e/ 17 and 19, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 0212/ 7 838 [email protected]
Club ImágenesNights devoted to humor with famous soloists performances. Open every day, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.Calzada coner C, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 [email protected]
Teatro Nacional de CubaPaseo and 39, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 879 0710 / 7 877 4450 / 7 873 5713Café Cantante Mi HabanaMondays and Tuesdays, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm to 3:00 am. Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.Piano Bar Delirio HabaneroOpen every day, 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. Wednesdays, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Fridays and Saturdays, 4:00 pm to 8:00 [email protected]
Habana caféJazz band and programmed musical groups. Circus shows. Open every day.Meliá Cohiba Hotel.Paseo e/ 1ra. and 3ra., Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Salón RojoBall room with performances by famous audiovisual groups and projects. Matinee Fridays and Sundays 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm PMM Audiovisual Project.Mondays to Sundays, 10.00 pm to 4.00 am.21 corner N, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 [email protected]
Where to listen to music
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GALLERIESAND SHOPING CENTERSPalacio de la ArtesaníaSpecialized shop. Cuba Nº 64 e/ Cuarteles and Peña Pobre, Habana Vieja.
Commercial galleryHabana Libre hotel23 coner L, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Commercial gallery Cohiba Hotel3ra and Paseo, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph:(53)7 8333640 and 48
Commercial gallery Riviera HotelPaseo and Malecón, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 4051
Commercial gallery Comodoro Hotel3ra. and 84, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 6177 / 79
Sport square D'primeraSpecialized shop.1ra and B, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 835 3715
cultural squareArtehabanaSan Rafael 110 cornerIndustria, Centro Habana.Tph: (53) 7 860 8403 / 08
cultural squareArte MalecónD e/ 1ra. and 3ra., Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 830 9971 / 9950
La Habana SíMusical instruments,discs, souvenirs.23 and L, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 838 3162
Bazar PalcoPalacio de Convenciones. (Convention Hall).146 e/ 11 and 13, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 202 6011
Art in ObispoObispo e/ Compostela and Aguacate, Habana Vieja.
Ernest Hemingway MuseumSouvenirs related to the life and work of Ernest Hemingway; discs, literature.Finca La Vigía. Carretera Central, Km 12 �, San Miguel del Padrón.Tph: (53) 7 692 0299
Galleries and Shoping Centers
Bazar Wifredo LamLiterature on Cuban and international contemporary art; discs, souvenirs.San Ignacio No 22 corner Empedrado, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 860 9264
LonginaMusical instruments,discs, souvenirs.Obispo No 360 e/ Habana and Compostela, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 8371
Terminal of National BusAve. Independencia 101 e/ Bruzón and 19 de Mayo, Cerro Tph: (53) 7 874 9032
The Regla Museum Santuario e/ Litoral and Máximo Gómez, Regla Tph: (53) 7 794 5419
Nautical hardware storeVarious fishhooks, snell and artificial baits.Fishing rods, diving suits and other related articles.5ta and 248. Santa fe, Playa. Marina Hemingway
Fraga HouseFur shop boutique Monte No.259, e/ Águila and Revillagigedo, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 5872
Boutique FornosBoutique Neptuno No 5 cornerSan Miguel, Centro Habana.Tph: (53) 7 864 2344 Store San JoséCraftworksAve. del Puerto and San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.
Harris Brothers StoreO´Relly e/ Villegasand Monserrate, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 1615
El ClipWatchmaker’s shopObispo No. 521, e/ Bernaza and Villegas, Habana Vieja. EstiloHair products Obispo No. 510, e/ Bernaza and Villegas, Habana Vieja. AnimalíasSpecialized shop Obispo e/ Cuba and San Ignacio, Habana Vieja. Al CaprichoBoutiqueObispo No. 458 e/ Villegas and Aguacate, Habana Vieja. HabanaFur shop boutique Obispo No. 415, corner Aguacate, Habana Vieja. RevertBoutiqueObispo No. 403, corner Compostela, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 867 1031 NovatorHats boutique Obispo No. 365, e/ Compostela and Habana, Habana Vieja. Guayaberas HabaneraSpecialized shop Tacón No. 20, e/, Empedrado and O'relly, Habana Vieja
El SolBoutiqueManzana de Gómez, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 6544 The perfume HousePerfumery-cafeteriaTeniente Rey e/Oficios and Mercaderes, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 3759 Perfumería de PradoPerfumeryPrado No. 157 e/. Colon and Refugio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 7559
Casa del AbanicoSpecialized shop Especies No. 107 e/ Mercaderes and Oficios, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 4452 Jardín WagnerFlower shopMercaderes # 113 e/ Obispo and Obrapía,Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 9017 The House of the GiftBoutique Amargura e/. Mercaderes and San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 2480 Legend PuppetsSpecialized shop Mercaderes No. 26 e/ O'relly and Empedrado, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 864 9361 Perfumery 1791PerfumeryMercaderes No.155 corner Obrapia. Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 3525
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SPORTIVE CENTERSEstadio Latinoamericano Pedro Pérez No. 302 e/ Patria and Sarabia. CerroTph: (53) 7 870 6752
Estadio de Béisbol Changa Mederos Ave. Vía Blanca and Primelles, CerroTph: (53) 7 54 5024
Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate Paseo Martí and Brasil, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 861 1546/48
Sala Polivalente Ramón Font Ave. Independencia and Bruzón, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 881 4296
Complejo Deportivo Raúl Díaz Arguelles Ave. Independencia and Avenida 26, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 881 0596
Estadio de Fútbol Pedro Marrero Ave. 41 No. 4409, PlayaTph: (53) 7 203 4698
Habana Golf Club Vento Highway Km 8 Capdevila . Boyeros
Estadio Olímpico Panamericano Ave. Monumental Km. 4 �, Habana del EsteTph: (53) 7 795 4141/47
Complejo de Piscinas BaraguáAve. Monumental Km. 4 �, Habana del EsteTph: (53) 7 795 2333
Campo de Tenis 19 de Noviembre Ave. Monumental Km. 4 �, Habana del Este Tph: (53) 7 768 1561/3011
Velódromo Nacional Reinaldo Paseiro Ave. Monumental Km. 4 �, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 797 3773
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The Revolution Refugio No. 1 e/ Zulueta and Monserrate, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 2463
The City MuseumTacón No.1 e/ O'Reilly y Obispo, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 9862
Art Colonial San Ignacio No. 61 e/ Empedrado and O´Reilly Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 6440
Art Sacro. Convento de San Francisco de AsísOficios e/ Amargura and Churruca, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 862 9683
History Natural National Calle Obispo No. 61, Plaza de Armas, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 9361
Carlos J. Finlay Sciences Cuba No. 460 e/ Teniente Rey and Amargura, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 4823
The RonSan Pedro No. 262 e/ Sol and Santa Clara, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 8051
José Martí Native House Leonor Pérez No. 314e/ Picota and Egido, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 3778
Oswaldo Guayasamín HouseObrapía No. 111 e/ Oficios and Mercaderes, Habana ViejaTph: (53) 7 861 3843
Arts OrnamentalNational Museum 17 No. 502 corner D, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 0924
The Habana Theater Great Prado and San José, Habana. Tph: (53) 7 861 3096
América Cinema-Theater Galiano e/ Concordia y Neptuno, Centro Habana. Tph: (53) 7 862 5695
National Guiñol M e/ 19 and 21, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 6262
Karl Marx1ra. e/ 8 and 10, Miramar, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 203 0801/05
MellaLínea No. 657 e/ A and B, Vedado,Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 833 5651/8696
Bertolt Brecht 13 corner I Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 832 9185
Fausto Cinema-Theater Prado and Colón, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 1173
Amadeo Roldán Calzada No. 512 corner D, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 1168
El Sótano Salts Theater K e/ 25 and 27, Vedado,Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 0630
Hubert de Blanck Salts Theater Calzada e/ A and B, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 833 5962
Adolfo Llauradó Salts Theater11 e/ D and E, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 5373
Haydée SantamaríaG e/ 3ra. and 5ta.,Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 838 2710
Ciudades del Mundo25 corner L, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 3175
NapoleónicoSan Miguel No. 1159 corner Ronda, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 879 1412
José Martí Memorial Paseo and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 859 2347
Postal Cubano Ave. Rancho Boyeros e/ 19 de Mayo and 20 de Mayo, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 881 5551
The Sport National Sala Ramón Fonts Ave. Independencia corner 19 de Mayo, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 881 4696
The DanzaLínea No. 251 corner G, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 831 2198
Ernest HemingwayVigía and Steinhart, Finca Vigía, San Francisco de Paula, San Miguel del Padrón.Tph: (53) 7 691 0809
National Museum of Fine Arts Trocadero e/ Zulueta and Monserrate, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 0140
Wifredo Lam San Ignacio No. 22 corner Empedrado, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 2096
Trianón Cinema-Theater Línea e/ Paseo and A, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 830 4698
HabanaLínea No. 460 e/ E and F, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 8327101
La Casona Muralla No. 107 corner San Ignacio, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 2633
Villa Manuela17 corner H, Vedado,Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 5781
Víctor Manuel San Ignacio No. 56, Plaza de la Catedral, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 2955
Museums, Theaters, Art Galleries
National of Cuba Theater
Paseo and 39, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 879 6011
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Bella Habana O `Reilly No. 4 corner Tacón, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 2244
Cervantes Obispo and Bernaza, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 2580
La Internacional Obispo No. 526corner Bernaza, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 3283
The Acacia San José No. 114 e/ Industria and Consulado. Centro Habana. Tph: (53) 7 861 3533/ 7 863 9364
Guayasamín Foundation HouseObrapía No. 112 e/ Oficios and Mercaderes. Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 3843
Rene Portocarrero Serigrafía TallerCuba No. 513 e/ Teniente Rey and Mural.Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 3276
Acapulco 26 e/ 35 and 39,Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución Tph: (53) 7 833 9573
23 y 12 23 e/ 12 and 14, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 833 6906
Payret Calle Prado corner San José, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 3163
Yara 23 corner L, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 9430
Chaplin 23 e/ 10 and 12, Vedado,Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 831 1011
La Rampa 23 e/ N and O, Vedado,Plaza dela Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 878 6146
Riviera 23 e/ G and H, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 830 9564
Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Quinta Santa Bárbara, 212 corner 31, La Coronela, La Lisa. Tph: (53) 7 271 8967
Cultural UNESCO O `Reilly corner Tacón, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 7884
Fernando Ortiz L No. 420 corner 27, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 832 9653
Grijalbo Mondadori O´Reilly No. 4 corner Tacón, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 2244
Moderna Poesía Obispo No. 525, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 6640
Rubén Martínez Villena Paseo de Martí (Prado) No. 551 corner Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 5849
El Siglo de las Luces Neptuno corner Águila, Centro Habana. Tph: (53) 7 860 6166
Ateneo Línea No. 1057 e/ 12 and 14, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53 7) 833 9609
Ecos 1ra. A No. 4203 e/ 42 and 44, Miramar, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 204 6971
La Caracola 5ta. Ave. No. 48216, Habana del Este. Tph: (53) 7 96 2748
José Antonio EcheverríaLatin-American Literature Línea, corner Ave. The Presidents, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 838 2705
Rubén Martínez Villena General PublicTacón No. 12 e/ Empedrado and O'Reilly, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 4469
Ada Elba Pérez Cuban and Universal PoetryMuralla No. 63 (bajos) e/ Oficios e Inquisidor, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 862 1801
National Library José MartíGeneral Ave. Rancho Boyeros e/ Independencia and 20 de Mayo, Plaza de la Revolución. Tph: (53) 7 55 5442-49
Alejandro de HumboldtGerman LanguageOficios No. 254 corner Mural, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 863 9850
Alfonso ReyesGeneral LibraryObrapía No. 116 e/ Mercaderes and Oficios, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 8166
Félix VarelaPedagogical LibraryObispo No. 462 e/ Aguacate and Villegas, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 866 4328
Fermín Valdés DomínguezGeneral LibraryLeonor Pérez No. 314 e/ Picota and Egido, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 3778
Francisco González del ValleHistory of Cuba and AmericaTacón No. 1 e/ Obispo and O'Reilly, Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 861 5001
Cinemas, Bookstores, Libraries
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RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND FRATERNAL ASSOCIATIONS
Catedral de La HabanaCatholic Church.Plaza de la Catedral, Habana Vieja.
Iglesia Corpus ChristiCatholic Church.146 No. 904, corner 9na., Playa.
Catedral EpiscopalAnglican - Episcopal Church.6 No. 273 corner 13, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Iglesia Metodista en CubaMethodist Church.K No. 502, e/ 25 and 27, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Iglesia Wiliam CareyBaptist Church.J No. 555, e/ 25 and 27, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Iglesia Ebenezer de la AvenidaBaptist Church.53 No. 9609, e/ 96 and 98, Marianao.
Cuba characterizes for presenting a singular religious variety in which no specific religion prevails over others. Religious practices and beliefs are mainly identified as popular religiousness, and are the result of racial interbreeding and the cultural synthesis forming Cuban nationality.
Convención Bautista de Cuba OccidentalBaptist Church.Zulueta No. 502, corner Dragones, Centro Habana.
Iglesia Evangélica LibrePentecostal Church.Ave. 71 No. 12 834, e/ 128 B and 130, Marianao.
Orthodox Cathedral of San Nicolás of MiraGreek Orthodox Church.Churruca, corner Ave. San Pedro, Habana Vieja.
Christian International CommunityInter-denominational Evangelical Church K No. 502, e/ 25 and 27, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Association cultural yoruba of Cuba Yoruba.Prado No. 615, e/ Monte and Dragones, Habana Vieja.
Sinagoga Beth Shalom de la comunidad HebreaHebrew synagogue (Patriarchy).Calle i No. 251, e/ 13 and 15, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Sala de rezos, Casa de los ÁrabesIslam (Muslims).Oficios No. 16, e/ Obispo and Obrapía, Habana Vieja.
Gran Logia Masónica de Cuba AL y AMMasonry.Ave. Salvador Allende, No. 508, corner Padre Varela, (Belascoaín), Centro Habana.
Gran Logia de la Orden de Odd-Fellow (Brethren Order).Ave. 20 de Mayo No. 613, Cerro.
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For centuries, smoking a Habano has become one of the greatest pleasures of life. Mystery and illusion, magic and charm, elegance and power, are some of the feelings that are inevitably aroused from the act of smoking a good Habano, major centenarian work of art. That is why finding good cigars in the Cuban capital will not be difficult, there are even cigar rollers in a great number of hotels, but, in order to go directly to the most important establishments, we offer you a complete list of the most remarkable places.
Partagás FactoryIndustria No. 520, Habana Vieja.
Palacio de ArtesaníaCuba No. 64, Habana Vieja.
Club Habana5ta Ave. and 188, Playa.
Nacional de Cuba Hotel O and 19, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Conde Vilanueva HostalMercaderes corner Amargura, Habana Vieja.
Palco Hotel11 and 146, Cubanacán, Playa.
Meliá Habana Hotel Ave. 3ra. and 76, Miramar, Playa.
The Habano House5ta and 16 Miramar, Playa.
Meliá Cohiba HotelAve. 1ra. and Paseo, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Romeo y JulietaBelascoaín # 852 e/ Peñalver and Desagüe, Centro Habana.
The Ron and Tabaco HouseMonserrate corner Obispo, Habana Vieja.
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What to put into a suitcase?
How to find your way around
Mainly light, casual clothes, with light colors that are more suitable for the average pattern of warm temperatures of the island. The cotton tissue will be the most advisable to wear, due to its softness and freshness. In any case, there’s no harm in including some formal, elegant clothes for visits to cabarets or restaurants, which certainly require adequate outfits. If you have chosen for your trip December or January, the coldest months, you should also carry a jersey or light sweater, and if you plan to go to the beach don’t forget the swimsuit, sunglasses, and suntan lotion, nor strong footwear and mosquito repellent if you plan to go to the mountains or the countryside. Even though most of these items can be found in Cuba, in any case, it is more recommendable to bring it with you to ensure your favorite brands.
In the old areas of Havana, most streets have a patronymic denomination, whereas in El Vedado, Miramar, and other areas of more recent construction there is a numerical denomination. Habitually, the addresses are not only expressed by the name of the street and the number, but also by the names of the streets that delimit the block in which it is located. In a way that an address such as Paseo 115 e/ 17 and 19 indicates that the number 115 is located in Paseo street, in the block limited by the streets 17 and 19. Likewise, if the number 115 were situated in the corner of Paseo and 17, the address would be Paseo 115, corner 17.
TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
Except for some places where you can find a 220 volt current, like certain very exclusive hotels of Varadero and Havana, the electric current in Cuba is normally of 110 volts and 60 cycles. This should be taken into account if you plan to bring any electrical appliances, and you should not forget the American-type flat adaptor
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In Cuba the official currency is the Cuban peso. The whole price system in the country's tourist facilities operates with Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). The exchange of other currencies can be made in airports, hotels, banks and the Currency Exchange Houses (CADECA, S.A.)
Finantial operations are carried out in Euros, Canadian dollars , Sterling pounds and Swiss francs. Traveller checks are accepted, as well as VISA, MASTER¬CARD, TRANSCARD, CABAL y AMIGO TRAVEL credit cards, as long as they are not issued by financial houses based in the United States of
Banknotes in the form of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50,100, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 pesos.Fractional coins of diferent values.
Security water mark
Relief images: The principal elements on the obverse of the banknotes, printed by intaglio process, are touch-sensitive.
Security watermark : Visible when the banknote is held up to the light, with the denomination of the banknote in numbers and the image of José Martí, our National Hero.
The series of Cuban Convertible Pesos include the following denominations:
CADECA (Currency Exchange Houses)
Automatic CashierFor greater security, banknotes must include:
Playa MunicipalityMarket 3ra. and 70Market 5ta. and 42Agricultural Market de 19 and 78Agricultural Market de 19 and 42
Plaza de la Revolución MunicipalityNational Hotel. Calle O and 21. Vedado.Focsa Building. M e/ 17 and 19. Vedado.Coppelia. L e/ 21 and 23. Vedado.Bus Terminal.. Boyeros and 20 de Mayo.
Centro HabanaMunicipalityCommercial square Carlos III. Ave. Carlos III corner Márquez González.Zanja. Zanja corner Soledad. Habana Vieja MunicipalityFin de Siglo. Boulevard de San Rafael.Lonja del Comercio. Oficios corner Baratillo.Obispo. Obispo No. 257.
Plaza de la Revolución MunicipalityLínea and M.23 and P, La Rampa.17 No. 55, Focsa.J corner 23.Línea and Paseo.26 corner 37, Nuevo Vedado.Tulipán and Boyeros, Mitrans.Ayestarán and 19 de Mayo.Paseo and 3ra., hotel Cohiba.23 No 171 e/ O and P.23 No.1054.National Hotel. Calle 21 and O.
Habana del Este MunicipalityAve 5ta. No. 47 612 e/ 476 and 478, Guanabo.
Cerro MunicipalityCiudad Deportiva. Colón e/ Vía Blanca and Velarde.
Boyeros MunicipalityAgromercado de Santiago de las Vegas. Calle 17, corner 2.Terminal # 3 Duty Free, International Airport "José Martí".
Playa Municipality31 and 42.Ave. 5ta and 84.3ra e/ 78 and 80.5ta Ave. and 112.1ra and O.
Habana Vieja MunicipalityCuba and Teniente Rey.Cuba and O‘Reilly. Centro Habana Municipality
Habana del EsteMunicipalityAve. 5ta. No. 47612, e/ 476 and 478Ave. 5ta. e/ 470 and 472
America or by subsidiaries or branch offices of its banks established in any other country. Cash payment in Euros is possible in Varadero, Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Santa Lucía, and Covarrubias beaches, as well as in Holguín’s: Guardalavaca, Don Lino, Esmeralda and Pesquero.
Galiano and San José.Zanja and Belascoaín.
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Tourist Assistance Specialized Services
24 hours at your disposal.Foreign visitors may have their medical attention secured while being Cuba with all specialties available for any kind of urgencies and all the medical facilities working 24 hours a day in all tourists’ resorts for appointments from Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Servimed, Tourism and HealthTph: (53) 7 204 0114mé[email protected]
Institution specialized in medical attention with optional treatment in Cuba, including the diagnostic of the case. It operates with the specialized medical facilities in the country.
Treatments: Weight loosing, severe migraine and different cancer types.
Medical Assistance:Coordination of outpatient and hospital medical exams.Patient state control, medical expenses control.Medical reports delivery.Land and air ambulance coordination.
Repatriation:Documents’ procedures with the corresponding local officials and foreign consulates.Seat reservation in airlines.Patients and deceased transfer.Internal transfers.
Financial aid:Tph: (53) 7 861 8290Fax: (53) 7 866 8087
Traveller’s check exchange (Thomas Cook Master Card).Cash advance in case of emergency with a previous deposit at our bank account in the following countries: Chile, Canada, Nor way, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, England, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Finland, México, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Portugal, Australia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Venezuela.
Center International of Health“La Pradera”Programs specialized on neurological, orthopedic and cardiovascularrehabilitation.230 e/ 15 A and 17, Reparto Siboney, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 273 7467 to 76Fax: (53) 7 273 [email protected]@pradera cha cyt cu
Histoterapia Center Placentaria de La HabanaAttention to psoriasis and hair loss.18 e/ 43 and 45 No. 4306, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 204 2524 / 7 204 [email protected]
Neurological RehabilitationInternational Center (CIREN)Internationally known in the assistance to all kinds of illnesses affecting the nervoussystem.Ave. 25 No. 15 805 e/ 158 and 160, Reparto Cubanacán, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 271 6999 / 7 273 6003www.ciren.cu
All kind of attention regarding any illness related to eye problems.L, No. 151, corner 13, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 832 5554 and 55 / 7 832 3507 and [email protected]
“Camilo Cienfuegos”Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa
Assistance and Health Care
Central Office ASISTUR
Prado No. 208, Habana Vieja, La HabanaTph: (53) 7 866 8339 / 7 8668920 / 7 8668527Fax: (53) 7 866 [email protected] www.asistur.cu
Central Clinic Cira GarcíaAll specialties available for any kindof urgencies with attention 24 hours20 No. 4101 corner Ave. 41, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2811 / [email protected]
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Miramar Eye Clinics Highly competitive technological services, optometry, and sale of lenses and other related products.
7ma and 24, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2269/ 7 204 2990Arrinda. Neptuno No. 411, Centro Habana.Tph: (53) 7 863 2161 Las Brisas Aparthotel, Villa Panamericana. Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 7963055Galería Comodoro, PlayaTph: (53) 7 204 8210Center Commercial Carlos III, Centro HabanaTph: (53) 7 873 6246
Wide network of selling points with an extensive catalog of drugs from leading international pharmaceutical laboratories and renowned Cuban medicines.
Clinical Cira García20. No. 4101, corner 43, Miramar,Playa. Tph: (53) 7 204 2880
If you need post services, contact DHL mensajería mundial 26 corner1ra, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1578, 7 204 1876
In Havana there is a whole lot of post offices, but, hotels sell stamps for tourists , and mail boxes can be also found there. These mailboxes are not checked daily as those of the offices, so that comfort will imply some delay, albeit minimal.
You may also have other options if you need mail services:DHL, Cubapost & Cubapak agencies.
Cubapost Mensajería Nacional e Internacional P No. 108, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 9790
Cubapack Internacional S.A. International Cargo (Packages).22 No. 4115 e/ 41 and 47, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2134
Miramar International PharmacyAve 41. corner 20, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 4350
Mall Comodoro Hotel3ra and 84, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 5049
Habana Libre HotelL e/ 23 and 25,Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 838 4593
Spa Club Comodoro
Services directed to leisure, relaxation, stress release, body comfort. Body, facial and aesthetic treatments Gym, tennis courts, sauna and Jacuzzi, pharmacy and others.
Paradiso Agency19, No. 560, corner C, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 832 9538
Cubatur Agency23 corner L, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3569
San Cristóbal AgencyOficios 110, bajos, Plaza de San Francisco, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 861 9171 and 7 861 9172Fax: (53) 7 860 [email protected]@viajessancristobal.cu www.viajessancristobal.cu
Cubanacán Travel 68 e/ 5ta and 5ta A, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1658 [email protected]
Gaviota TourAve. 49 No. 3620 e/ 36 and 49 A, Kohly, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7683 and 7 206 9545 [email protected]
Havanatur Agency Tour&Travel6 Nº 117 e/ 1ra and 3ra, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 1974 ext. 129 [email protected]
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E There are abundant public telephones in Havana. There are telephones that can be used with prepaid magnetized phone cards, which are sold in hotels, information centers (infotur), and other tourist establishments, at different prizes depending on the funds at the user’s disposal. This service is offered at hotels’ reception desks, and in many cases, we can call directly abroad with no need of an operator.
If you wish to call abroad you should dial 119 (Cuba’s exit number), followed by the country’s prefix, and finally the desired number.
If you wish to call to Cuba you should dial your country’s exit number, followed by 53 (Cuba’s entry code), then the prefix that corresponds to the province, and finally the desired number.
If you have arrived in Cuba and you need to communicate with any province in the country, the procedure is simple. If you are in Havana you should dial 0, followed by the code of the province to which you are calling, and finally the desired number.
Pinar del Río: 48Artemisa: 47Mayabeque: 47Matanzas: 45Cienfuegos: 43Villa Clara: 42Sancti Spíritus: 41Ciego de Ávila: 33
Camagüey: 32Isla de la Juventud: 46Las Tunas: 31Holguín: 24Granma: 23Santiago de Cuba: 22Guantánamo: 21
Public Telephone system
Calling to provinces
Calling to Cuba
Tourist Information Centers
Infotur 5ta y 112Ave. 5ta. and 112, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 7036 Fax: (53) 7 204 3977 [email protected]
Infotur Aeropuerto Internacional “José Martí” Terminal IIIIJosé Martí”International Airport Terminal III, Wajay Highway Km 3 �Tph: (53) 7 266 [email protected]
Infotur QuitrínObispo and San Ignacio, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 863 6884
Information about the Cuban tourist product
and promotional brochures, free of
Maps, guides, posters and postcards of
Cuba, phone cards and souvenirs.
Information about the Booking of lodging, tours,
walks and excursions.
Tourist Information Centers
Infotur ObispoObispo No. 524 e/ Bernaza and Villegas, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 3333 [email protected]
Infotur GuanaboAve. 5ta s/n e/ 468 and 470, Guanabo, Habana del Este.Tph: (53) 7 796 4139 Fax: (53) 7 796 6868 [email protected]
Infotur Santa María del MarAve. de las Terrazas s/n e/ 10 and 11, Sta. María, Habana del Este. Tph: (53) 7 797 1261 Fax: (53) 7 796 1111
National Tourist Information Office 28 No. 303 e/ 3ra
and 5ta. Miramar. Playa. La Habana. Cuba.
Tph: (53) 7 204 0624 / 7 204 6635
Fax: (53) 7 204 8164
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More than three units of the same medicine of national production, except those destined to continued treatment, according to its length of time and accompanied by the Certificate of the Health Center, and in the case of non permanent residents in Cuba of the corresponding Official Invoice.National heritage pieces of work or with museum value; books, brochures and publications in series dated more than 50 years ago, as well as Editorial “R” books if they do not have the Export Certificate from the Cultural Works Registry.Cuban Handmade Cigars in an amount exceeding 50 units not having the Official Invoice from the store where they were purchased.Lobster in any amount or presentation.Cash in an amount exceeding $5000,00 USD or its equivalent in other currencies that have not been declared when entering the country or not having the corresponding authorization of the Bank. More than $100.00 Cuban National Currency (CUP) or more than $200.00 Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC).Pieces and collections with numismatic value not submitting the Authorization of the Numismatic Museum or the Central Bank of Cuba.
CUSTOM REGULATIONSWhen arriving and when leaving the country the passenger cannot carry with him:
A passenger cannot carry with him:
Drugs, narcotics and psychotropic substances or hallucinogen, except those of medical use accompanied by the corresponding physician prescription.Explosives. Fire arms and ammunitions, unless when submitting the expressed authorization from the appropriate institution.Blood products.Obscene or pornographic literature, articles and objects, or those publications considered a threat to the general interests of the nation.Endangered species registered in the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in case of not submitting the permit issued by the appropriate authority (CITES permission)On Export (Exit).
If you acquire fresh paintings and sculptures in the points where they are sold, make sure that they have the Seal which authorizes their Export or request the corresponding Permit, indispensable requirement to take them out of the country.
[email protected]: (53) 7 855 5466 al 71 ext. 227(53) 7 881 9732www.aduana.co.cu
Contact us through
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EMBASSIESFederal Republic of Germany13 No. 652, corner B, Vedado.
Tph: (53) 7 833 2569Consulate: Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am to 12:00 pmTph: (53) 7 833-3188 [email protected]
Republic of Argentine 36, No. 511 e/ 5ta. and 7ma., Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2565
Kingdom of Belgium8 No. 309, e/ 3ra. and 5ta., Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 4806 and
204 2561Consulate: Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am to 12:30 pmTph: (53) 7 2042410. [email protected]
Plurinational State of Bolivia 3ªA No. 3601 e/36 A and 38, Miramar, Playa.
Tph: (53) 7 204 2426 / 7 207 9501Consulate: Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. [email protected]
Federative Republic of BrazilLonja del Comercio, Lamparilla No. 2, 4to. Piso.
Habana Vieja. Tph: (53) 7 866 9051 and 52/7 866 9080Consulate: Mondays to Fridays 9:30 am to 3:30 pmTph: (53) 7 866 2910 [email protected]
Canadá30 No. 518, corner 7ma. Ave., Miramar. Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2516 / 7 204
Popular Republic of China C e/ 13 and 15, Vedado. Plaza de La Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3005
and 833 3614Office hours: Mondays to Fridays 8:30 amto 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 [email protected]
SpainCárcel No. 51, corner Zulueta, La Habana.Tph: (53) 7 866 8025
and 7 866 8026Fax: 7 866-8006Office hours:Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am to 4:00 [email protected]
Republic of EcuadorAve 5ta. A No. 4407, e/ 44 and 46, Miramar, Playa.Consulate: Mondays to
Thursdays 9:00 am to 1:30 pmTph: (53) 7 204 2034 / 7 204 1425 [email protected]
JapanAve. 3ra,corner 80, Miramar, Playa. World trade center
Miramar. Edif. 1, 5to. Piso Tph: (53) 7 204 3508 / 7 204 3355 / 7 204 3598 /7 204 3507 / 7 204 8904Office hours:Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am to 5:00 [email protected]
Republic of France14 No. 312, e/ 3ra. and 5ta., Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 201 3131
and 7 201 3121Consulate: Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am to 12:00 [email protected]
Republic of Italy5ta. Ave. No. 402, corner 4, Miramar. Tph: (53) 7 204 5615
Mexican United States 12 No. 518, corner Ave. 7ma., Miramar, Playa
Tph: (53) 7 204 7722 and 25/ 7 204 2553 / 7 204 2583 / 7 204 2909 / 204 2498Consulate: Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am to 5:00 pmTph: (53) 7 214 1433 to 38 / 7 207 9889 (directo)[email protected]
Republic of Nicaragua 20, No. 709, e/ 7ma. and 9na., Miramar, PlayaTph: (53) 7 204 1025 / 7 204
6323 / 7 204 5387 / 7 207 9641 Consulate: Mondays to Fridays9:00 am to 12:30 [email protected]
Netherlands8 No. 307, e/ 3ra. and 5ta., Miramar, PlayaTph: (53) 7 204 2511 / 7 204
2512 / 7 204 2534 / 7204 2708 (sereno)Assistance to the public: Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am to 11:00 [email protected]
Republic of Panama26 No. 109 e/ 1ra. and 3ra., Miramar, PlayaTph:(53)7 204 0858 / 7 2041673
Russian Federation 5ta. Ave. No.6402, e/ 62 and 66, Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2628 /
Sweden34 No. 510, e/ 5ta. and 7ma., Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 2831
Assistance to the public:Mondays to Fridays 9:30 am to 11:30 [email protected]
United States of America Office Calzada, e/ L and M, Vedado.Tph: (53) 7 833 3543 to 47
/ 7 833 3551 to 59Office hours:Mondays to Fridays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Ukraine5ta. Ave. No. 4405 e/ 44 and 46, Miramar, PlayaDiplomacy
Tph: (53) 7 204 2586Consulate:Mondays, Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pmTuesdays, Thursdays: 9:00 am to 10:00 amWednesdays: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
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REXAs a commercial offer, REX has chauffeur drive per hour. In 3 hour-rentals, the price includes up to 100 kilometers and for 12 hour-travels, 450 km. The categories of these services are from medium high to minivan.
Commercial & Reservations’ OfficeEveryday 8:30 am to 8:00 pmLínea and Malecón, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 835 [email protected]
Twenty four hours - service, everyday at: REX International Airport "José Martí", Terminal 3. Tph: (53) 7 642 6074
REX Boyeros. Tph: (53) 7 683 0302
REX International Airport "José Martí" , Terminal 2. Tph: (53) 7 649 0306
Find more information at: www.rex.cu
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
REX Casa Matriz. Tph: (53) 7 273 9166
REX Copa, Miramar, Playa. Tph: (53) 7 202 7684
Vea. Galiano and San Rafael, Centro Habana.
Viazul.Ulloa and Ave. 26, Plaza de la Revolución.
Dimar Malecón. Ave. Malecón and C, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.
Terminal Viazul. Tph: (53) 7 881 4131 / 7 881 1108 / 7 881 5657Terminal Ómnibus Nacionales. Tph: (53) 7 870 9401
Coco taxisAyestarán No.103, Cerro.Tph: (53) 7 878 2444 / 7 873 1411
CubataxiSta. Ana, Nuevo Vedado.Tph: (53) 7 855 5555
Fénix S.ACompostela No.524, Habana Vieja.Tph: (53) 7 866 6666
REX Malecón. Tph: (53) 7 836 7788
REX Terminalde Cruceros. Tph: (53) 7 862 6343
Motorcicle rental Taxis
Dos Gardenias. Ave. 7ma and 26, Miramar. Playa.
Comodoro Hotel.Ave. 3ra e/ 82 and 84, Miramar. Playa.
3ra and 30. Ave. 3ra e/ 28 and 30,Miramar. Playa.
Terminal Casablanca (Tren de Hershey). Tph: (53) 7 862 4888Estación Central de Ferrocarriles. Tph: (53) 7 862 1920Ferrocuba. Tph: (53) 7861 4259
Aerocaribbean. Tph: (53) 7 833 4543Cubana de Aviación. Tph: (53) 7 834 4446
Luxury Car Rental
Car rental offices
CUBACAR and HAVANAUTOSBelonging to Transtur Group, it offers high quality services in more than 60 Rental offices all over Havana:1. Desk Rent2. Long Rent3. Luxury Car Rental.4. Rent trough Tour Operators and Travel Agencies.
Contact us through:Our offices or through our
central office for reservations. 24 hour service:
Tph: (53) 7 835 0000, 7 273 2277, 7 272 5985
and 7 272 [email protected]
Miramar Trade Center.Edificio Santiago de Cuba, Planta Baja. Ave 5ta. e/ 76 and 78, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 207 9898
International Airport "José Martí" Tph: (53) 7 649 5764 and 7 649 9800
Comodoro Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 204 1706
Copacabana Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 204 0621
Meliá Habana Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 204 3236
Dos Gardenias. Tph: (53) 7 204 3635
19 and 76. Tph: (53) 7 204 4035
1ra. and 14. Tph: (53) 7 204 2761
3ra. and 28. Tph: (53) 7 204 3356
3ra. and 46. Tph: (53) 7 204 0622
Kasalta.Tph: (53) 7 204 2903
42 and 33. Tph: (53) 7 204 0535
5ta. and 112. Tph: (53) 7 204 5314
5ta B y 84. Tph: (53) 7 204 2104
Jaimanitas.Tph: (53 7) 273 1900
PLAZA DE LA REVOLUCIÓN
Viazul. Tph: (53) 7 881 3899
J and 19. Tph: (53) 7 837 5604
L and 25. Tph: (53) 7 838 3698
Línea and E. Tph: (53) 7 832 1692
3ra and Paseo. Tph: (53) 7 833 2164
23 and Malecón. Tph: (53) 7 870 2257
Cohiba Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 836 4748
National Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 873 5910
Piragüitas. Tph: (53) 7 874 3000
Terminal de Cruceros. Tph: (53) 7 866 0284
Inglaterra Hotel. Tph: (53) 7 866 6218
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AerocaribbeanCuban local airline for passengers and cargo. 23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.
Sales Office: Tph: (53) 7 879 7524Promotional Office: Tph: (53) 7 836 5936
Russian airlinesRusas. Airlines World trade center Miramar.Ave 3ra e/ 76 and 80, Miramar. PlayaTph: (53) 7 204 3200, 7 204 5611, 7 204 3759
AerogaviotaAve. 47 No. 2814 e/ 28 and 34. Reparto Kolhy, Playa.Sales Office: Tph: (53) 7 214 1647/ 7 203 0668 Promotional Office: Tph: (53) 7 203 0686
Air Canada23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 836 3226 and 28Fax: (53) 7 836 3227“José Martí” International Airport , Terminal 3, Wajay Highway, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 266 4175 /7 649 7365 ext. 3350
Air Caraï bes12 Nº 110, Miramar. PlayaTph: (53) 7 204 2062 / 7 204 5306“José Martí” International Airport , Terminal 3 Wajay Highway .Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 7463
Air EuropaCenter Negocios Miramar. Edificio Habana, Oficina 113. Ave. 3ra e/ 76 and 80, Miramar. Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 6904 / 08Fax: (53) 7 204 6905“José Martí” International Airport , Terminal 3, Wajay Highway . Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 0092Fax: (53) 7 649 0091
Air France23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Fax: (53) 7 833 2642 / 44“José Martí” International Airport , Terminal 3, Wajay Highway , Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 9708 / 7 649 9710Air France CargoWajay Highway. Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 266 4101Fax: (53 7) 266 4101
Bahamas Air “José Martí” International Airport , Terminal 3, Wajay Highway .Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 7311 to 12 ext. 3259
ESBlue Panorama Airlines“José Martí” International Airport Terminal 3, Wajay Highway, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 7343
Cayman Airways5ta Ave. and 84. Miramar, Playa.Tph: (53) 7 204 4631“José Martí” International Airport Terminal 3, Wajay Highway, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 7644 to 45 / 7 649 311 and 12
Commercial Take Off S.AAerlines Representation15 Nº 654, Vedado, Plaza de La Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3626Fax: (53) 7 833 3260
Cóndor23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3524 to 25
Copa AirlinesWorld trade center Miramar. Edificio Barcelona, Miramar, Playa 5ta Ave e/ 76 and 78,Tph: (53) 7 204 1111Fax: (53) 7 204 7853
Corsair“José Martí” International Airport Terminal 3, Wajay Highway, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 649 7312
Cubana de Aviación23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 834 4446 / 7 266 4644 /7 649 5777
Lan Airlines S.A.23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 831 6186 / 7 833 3626Fax: (53) 7 831 5726
Martinair Cargo23 corner E. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 830 3739 / 7 832 6649Fax: (53) 7 833 3732
Neos15 Nº 654, e/ A and B, Vedado, Plaza de La RevoluciónTph: (53) 7 833 3626Fax: (53) 7 833 3260
LTU23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3524 to 25Fax: (53 7) 833 3590TAAGAngola Airlines23 No. 64 e/ Infanta and P. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución.Tph: (53) 7 833 3527 to 28Fax: (53) 7 8333049
Taca“José Martí” International Airport Terminal 3, Wajay Highway, Boyeros.Tph: (53) 7 833 3114 / 7 8333187Fax: (53) 7 833 3728
Virgin AtlanticWorld trade center Miramar, Edificio Santa Clara, planta baja. Ave 3ra e/ 76 and 80, Miramar. PlayaTph: (53) 7 2040747 / 7 2043759Fax: (53) 7 2044094
“José Martí” International Airport Airport Information Office:Wajay Highway Boyeros.
Terminal 1 – 7 649 55 76Terminal 2 – 7 642 01 00 Terminal 3 – 7 649 56 66Terminal 5 – 7 649 73 41
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To ajr un ge ao ai ln t ee d rn acac si eo p n aa l l ed
EVENTS IN CUBA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO.
Dic 3 to 13 Havana. Cubawww.habanafilmfestival.com Paradiso Agency
TORNEO INTERNACIONAL DE LA PESCA DE LA AGUJA ERNEST HEMINGWAY
May 25 to 30 Hemingway Marine, Havana.www.internationalheming waytournament.comMARLIN
35 FERIA INTERNACIONAL DE TURISMO FITCuba 2015May 4 to 7 Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Ávila.www.fitcuba.comMINTUR
FOTOSUB COLONY EVENTO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA SUBACUÁTICA
Abr 28 to May 2 Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Ávila www.photosubcuba.com
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Havana International Book Fair Feb 12 to Mar 8Paradiso AgencySra. Zuleica RománTph: (53) 7 862 [email protected]
Cuba Cycling Tour Feb 17 to 28 Cubadeportes Dr. Pedro Urquía MontanoTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Habanos XIII Habano Festival Feb 23 to 27 Palacio of Conventions of Havana. Havanatur Agency Sra. Eloisa CastellanosTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Encounter International VIII Constitution, Democracy and Political Systems.Feb 24 to 26 Nacional de Cuba HotelCubatur AgencyEsp. Migdalia Velázquez PérezTph:(53) 7 7832 9680 Email:[email protected]
26 Festival La Huella de EspañaAbr 12 to 15 Casa de Las Américas. Paradiso AgencyMirian Vila.Tph: (53) 7 832 4625/ 7 8331449Email:[email protected]
International Convention of Health 2015.Abr 20 to 24Palacio of Conventions of HavanaCubatur AgencyDra. Ileana del Rosario Morales Suárez. Tph: (53) 7 78396344. Email:[email protected]
Torneo Capablanca in Memoriam de AjedrezMay 15 Cubadeportes Dr. Pedro Urquía MontanoTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
Juvenile of Fights, Panamerican Tournament May 15 Cubadeportes Dr. Pedro Urquía MontanoTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
International Cubadisco Trades 2015May 18 to 26 Teatro Karl Marx.Paradiso AgencyGloria Ochoa de Zabalegui Aguilera.Tph: (53) 7 832 87 [email protected]
Expo Agua - Symposium Technolo-gies of the waterJun 8 to 12 Palacio of Conventions of Havana
XII International Congress of Hydraulic Engineering and VIII International Seminar of Integral Use of the Water and it trades expositiva Expoagua 2015.Jun 8 to 12 Palacio of Conventions of HavanaHavanatur AgencyIng. Amneris Carrera Rodríguez Tph:(53) 7 8365571 to 79 ext 212Email:[email protected]
International Colloquy Ernest Hemingwey. 15 Edition.Jun 18 to 21 Hemingway MuseumParadiso AgencyAda Rosa Alfonso RosalesTph: (53) 7 6920176/ 7 6920171Email:[email protected]/ www.cnpc.cult.cu
Inter Club de Gimnasia RítmicaJun 15 Cubadeportes Dr. Pedro Urquía MontanoTph: (53) 7 204 [email protected]
X International Convention on Environment and DevelopmentJul 6 to 10 Palacio of Conventions of Havana..Agency Travels CubanacánDra. Gisela Alonso DomínguezTph: (53) 7 20 28242/7 20 25542/ 7 2021071 Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Congress International Legal Profes-sion 2015Sep 7 to 11 Palacio de Convenciones de la Habana
Habanarte 2015Sep 11 to 21 Institutions of the CapitalParadiso AgencyFernando RojasTph: (53) 7 8382282/7 8332941Email:[email protected]
Festival of Theater of HavanaOct 23 to Nov 1ro Paradiso AgencyGisela González CerdeiraTph: (53) 7 830 41 26Email:[email protected]
XXXVII International Festival of the Latin American New Cinema.Dic 3 to 13 Theaters of the City.Paradiso Agency Ivan Giroud GarateTph: (53) 7 8382854/7 8382864. Email:[email protected] www.habanafilmfestival.com
It Trades International of Craft. FIART 2015Dic 4 to 20 PabexpoParadiso AgencyJorge Alfonso.Tph: (53) 7 2047964/7 8330911. Email:[email protected]; [email protected] and [email protected] vent[email protected]; [email protected] www.fiart.cult.cu
XVIII International Meeting of Academies for the Teaching of Ballet and XI International Contest for Ballet Students.
April 16 to 30Gran Teatro de La Habana.Paradiso Agency. Sta Ramona de Saá BelloTph: (53)7 202 [email protected]
Janet Ayala Diaz (President), Boss of Information: Juan Pardo Edition: Eilen Méndez, Pedro Beauballet PadrónI Design and Realization: Frank Pérez GascónImages, Photomechanical and Impression: Ediciones CaribeCirculation: Pedro Beauballet Padrón
National Office of Tourist Information28 No. 303, e/ Ave. 3ra. and Ave. 5ta., Miramar, PLayaTph: (53) 7 204 0624 / 7 204 6635INNS 1995-946X Año 2015
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