Plaza san Francisco de Asis La Habana - Havana
Main tourist destination of the city



October 8, 2017
Plaza san Francisco de Asis La Habana 1920x625 - Havana

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Havana, main tourist destination


Havana is a city of charm, capable of captivating the traveler who enters that part of the historic quarter surrounded by the Malecón, a spacious bank dotted with foamy waves of Havana Bay, where the sea breeze ruffles the hair and the smell of saltpeter season the lips.

Touring Havana, declared in 2016 one of the seven wonders of the modern world cities by a vote of millions of people, is an adventure full of surprises, because every stone of its buildings, be it eclectic, baroque, neo-classical or other , has witnessed many historical events.

Such is the case of the Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro and the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress, where each night the ceremony of the so-called Cannonball of the Nine is held, to keep a tradition alive. Participating in that ceremony in these times represents one of the most attractive shows of Havana nights.

The Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez founded San Cristóbal de La Habana on November 16, 1519 under a ceiba, a place that is preserved by the El Templete monument, where the first mass was celebrated.

The city, whose historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and which will celebrate its 500th anniversary in 2019, maintains its bustling rhythm, its busy walk, the charm of narrow streets and other populous streets, the fresh air of the Malecón, the joy of its people, the contagious rhythm of its music.

Human warmth accentuated by the Caribbean sun, which is felt in Havana, the main tourist destination of the city, which is presented as a lady that invites to be visited to show its charms.


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