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[Caribbean Travel] Cuba: Havana

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Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba. Havana is one of the largest cities in the Caribbean, with a population of over 2 million. It is also a popular tourist destination because of the good old townscape that remains, and the town has a spectacular view. Once a colony of Spain, it was once under the rule of the United States, and has a European-style cityscape.

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place

Havana is a city located in the northern part of Cuba.

history

Havana is a city built after the Spanish invasion in the 1500s. Havana, which was built around a port, prospered in trade as it became Spain’s base in the Caribbean Sea. Although it was repeatedly attacked by French and British pirates, it also became a military city by building a fortress. In the 18th century, each industry developed due to the expansion of the Cuban economy. Havana became the capital of Cuba with the independence of Cuba in 1902.

climate

Havana belongs to a tropical climate. Cuba is also a path for hurricanes, so typhoons are coming. Humidity is very high from May to November. Temperatures range from 18°C to 33°C throughout the year.

language

Official language is Spanish. English is spoken in some tourist areas, but Spanish is spoken in other areas.

security

Havana is relatively safe. However, it is also known that there are many pickpockets and pickpockets because tourists are easy targets.

industry

As Havana is Cuba’s largest city, each industry is developing. Havana is one of the Caribbean’s largest trading ports, so trade is thriving. In recent years, the government has been focusing on tourism, and a large number of tourists are coming.

Race

Cuba consists of blacks, whites, and Asian immigrants.

religion

Atheists are the majority in Cuba, over 55%. Many others are Catholic.

currency

Cuban pesos are used.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Old Havana

The most famous tourist attraction in Cuba. In 1982, along with the four fortresses, the Old Town was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Old Havana and its Fortifications”.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Plaza Vieja

A square in the center of the old town. The area is always busy with lots of cafes and restaurants. You can also enjoy band performances at the restaurant.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Calle Malecón

Havana’s popular driving route is also a tourist highlight. It is one of Havana’s most famous streets, with a large number of people walking on it.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : Parque Central

This park is located in the center of the city. The area is lined with luxury hotels and theaters, and is also known as Havana’s best night view spot. Because it is very small for a park, the meaning of a square is strong.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Gran Teatro de la Habana

One of the largest theaters in Havana, where you can enjoy gorgeous illuminations at night. It’s a gorgeous building, very eye-catching, and you can even watch a play or something inside.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Museo Habana Club

The Havana Club Museum offers tours to learn about the history and manufacturing process of rum. You can also do a rum tasting. Recommended for those who like alcohol.

Sightseeing Spot 7 : Hotel Ambos Mundos

This is the hotel where Hemingway, who loved Havana, always stayed. You can actually stay at the hotel. It has a very stylish pink appearance.

Sightseeing Spot 8 : Museo Hemingway

The Hemingway Museum is in Havana. Many precious materials about Hemingway are on display, making it an irresistible place for fans.

Sightseeing Spot 9 : Cojímar

A place in Cuba that Hemingway loved so much. It’s a small port, but it’s said to be the setting for “The Old Man and the Sea.”

Hotel

Havana has a wide range of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Jose Marti International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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