Posts Tagged ‘things to see in havana’

The Hemingway Trail

Hemingway loved his booze and as such he made La Bodeguita del Medio on Calle Empedrado #207, entre San Ignacio y Cuba, and El Floridita on Calle Obispo #557, esquina Bélgica Monserrate now infamous venues which are flocked to by visiting tourists. Due to the prices these are particularly under-patronized by local Cubans, and have […]


Visit Havana’s Beach District

Havana’s beaches known as Playas del Este Havana are frequently overlooked by tourists, but offer more in the way of Cuban Culture than the resorts elsewhere in the country which feel devoid of life compared to Playas del Este. Just 20 minutes by car from Old Havana, the beaches are really a single, eight-kilometer (5.2 […]


Visit Revolution Square

Towering above the city on Catalanes Hill, the Plaza de la Revolución is Cuba’s political nerve center. Considering its political importance it is a key location for May Day marches and other national festivities and a “must stop” on any travel itinerary. The overwhelming Memorial y Museo a José Martí is the centerpiece of the […]


Cuban Santaria & Religion

Santería is the most widely practiced religion in Cuba is, known also as the regla de Ochoa or Yoruba religion after the orishas or gods originating from western Nigeria. During the ceremonies in honor of the orishas, each one is invoked by using his or her distinctive drum rhythm and spiritual dance. The previously initiated […]