Cathedrals, mansions, castles, museums, clubs, street-side salsas, and sun-splashed shores; theres a big bunch of wonders that the lively estate of Havana offers its explorers. Known to be the largest city of Cuba, Havana is famous for its history, culture, architecture and monuments that lure thousands of people annually. From taking the feel of the sun going down around the salt-soaked air of the Malecon to dining in a calm cafe where Hemingway spent his evening away while taping your feet on the rhythm of the rumba beats, Havana is a fiesta for the senses and a city made to stroll. So if youre planning to visit Havana in the coming vacations or happen to be around by any chance, we introduce 5 amazing places to visit in Havana, Cuba that will leave your traveler soul awestruck.
The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception (known in Spanish as La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada de La Habana) is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba. It is situated in the center of old Havana, in the Plaza de la cathedral. Though, the construction of this stunning architecture had been started 29 years earlier but was completely erected in 1777. The building is made up of coral and the interior of it consists of white and black marble floors. The cathedral exhibits plenty of paintings and frescoes.
The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana) in Havana, Cuba is a museum of Fine Arts that displays Cuban art collections. It was founded in 1913. Now, there are two buildings in the museum that showcase the national collection of art. One of the museums exhibits the international collection of artists, and the other shows the works of Cubas artists.
EL Templete is a monument which was built in 1828 in Havana, Cuba. It pays tribute to the place where the foundation of the town of San Cristobal de la Habana was celebrated in 1519. This beautifully stunning architecture resembles a small Greco-Roman temple, with Doric columns and classical pediment.
Here, you can also find EL Templete Bar & Restaurant which derives its name from the proximity of EL Templete. It continues to serve its mouthwatering dishes prepared by excellent Spanish chefs, and you can get a wide variety of dishes here.
The Malecon (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a roadway and seawall which is around 8 km long along the coast. It was mainly built to protect Havana from the water. The cool breeze provides relief and alleviates the torture of the hot weather. Ocean waves crash into the shore creating certain music. Locals usually go there at sunset to relax or to adore the beauty of it.
Morro Castle was designed by an Italian engineer, Juan Bautista Antonelli, under the supervision of Spain. The castle was built in 1589 in order to protect the city from buccaneers. It basically guards the entrance to Havana bay. The walls of it have been taken care of whereas the cannons around the castle are rust-covered. It has central barracks up to four stories high, and also a small underwater archeology exhibition.
Havana is a nice place to visit, which boasts beautiful attractions to entice people. Here, you can get a wide variety to see such as cathedrals, beaches, castles and museums. When you are getting all this in a single city, so why not visit Havana Cuba?
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