Havana is the capital of the Republic of Cuba City, the largest city, main port and economic and cultural center. It is the official seat of the legislative, executive and judicial higher state bodies of all central bodies and almost all companies and national associations.
Collect as many branches and headquarters of foreign entities based in Cuba. He is also known for the founding name of Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, as well as nicknames Key to the New World and City of Columns (by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier).
It was founded on November 16, 1519 by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The city of Havana is the main tourist destination in Cuba, anulmente pass through its ancient streets of colonial aspect more than two million visitors to the island.
La Cabaña: A fortress is located east of the bay. The cabin is the largest fortress built by Spain in America. This was built from the English invasion and ended in the late eighteenth century. Today the headquarters of the International Book Fair and the Havana Biennial, among other events.
National Capitol: It was built in 1929 to house the Senate and House of Representatives. This colossal building is visible from most of the city with its imposing dome. Inside is the Statue of the Republic represented by the Greek goddess Athena. Today is the Academy of Sciences and the headquarters of the Ministry. Morro Castle: A picturesque fortress at the entrance of Havana harbor inside there is a beacon of great power who navigates. Monument at the entrance of the Pantheon of City Fire.
Colon Cemetery: Cemetery and open-air museum. It is the most famous and largest cemetery in the Americas, known for its beauty and magnificence of his sculptures, is considered as a third of global importance, preceded only by the Staglieno in Genoa, Italy and the de Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain, in the cemetery.
La Calle 23 in Vedado: One of the main arteries of the city, leading to the boardwalk, in her are from the headquarters of several minsiterios as the Public Health or Labour, to the famous Coppelia ice cream parlor, which the habaneros called 'The Cathedral of ice cream', through exclusive hotels, clubs and discos, to hundreds of young people attending the weekend.
Calle Obispo: fastuosa historic downtown street, always full of people flocking to the luxury shops established after the 'opening' 90s shops follow one after another, with numerous boutiques from brands like Adidas, VIA UNO, Mango Oscar de la Renta, etc., whose sales are made only in convertible pesos (CUC).
Coney Island: Although it is now called Isla del Coco, was one of the first theme parks in Cuba and Latin America, inspired by the legendary New York park in Coney Island, is today after a strong repair, cynosure in the city, with numerous electronic gadgets and games, plus cafes and restaurants. It is located west, in the neighborhood of Miramar.
Reina Church: Dedicated to the Sacred Heart, is the tallest church in Cuba, and one of the most magnificent, is a neo-Gothic style, with numerous gargoyles and towers. Frequently visited by tourists.
Orthodox Cathedral: Designed by the Russian architect Alexei Voronsov, is a Byzantine monumental building completed in 2008, covering an area of 1200 square meters. On the ground floor of the temple are located the administrative areas, parent rooms, public bathrooms, a kitchen, a meeting room and a computer room. At the top is the church, which seats five hundred people, which can be accessed via two staircases granite.
Ciudad Deportiva: In one of the most famous sites in the city of Havana, the intersection of Boyeros and Vía Blanca, avenues comes in sight of all passers a very special installation, Sports City, in its majestic Coliseum One of the major works of the Cuban Civil Engineering, he has hosted for nearly five decades to countless sporting events, political, educational and culturales. Posee addition stadiums and a swimming pool complex.
The Bright Source: It is bordered by a large roundabout of 26th street, the Via Blanca and Avenida de Rancho Boyeros, primary liaison with the José Martí International Airport. He was part of a development program that conducted the so-called "Government Authentic" of President Ramón Grau San Martín, in the mid-1940s.
Plaza Vieja: It was called originally Plaza Nueva. It emerged as open in 1559, after the Plaza de Armas space and San Francisco, respectively, although some authors said it was the second existing square in Havana. It was residential area of creole plutocracy in colonial times. The urban architectural ensemble of the Old Town Square is represented by valuable colonial buildings of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and some examples of the early twentieth century that keep stylistic unity.
Palace of the Revolution: The Palace of the Revolution is the main building in the complex Revolution Square (formerly Civic Plaza) located in the Cuban capital. It contains the headquarters of the State Council, the Council of Ministers and the Central Committee of the CCP. It was originally conceived as Palace of Justice and the Supreme Court.