Havana is the capital city of Cuba.
This city is one of fourteen Cuban
provinces. Havana has over 2,4
milion people and the largest city
in Caribbean region. The city
extends mostly westward and
southward from the Mexician Bay.
Around the Havana Almendares
River traverses from south to
Conquistador Diego Velázquez de
Cuéllar founded Havana on
August 25, 1515 on the southern
coast of the island, near in
nowadays the town of Surgidero
de Batabanó. Later, King Philip II
of Spain established Havana in
1592. Today, Havana had almost
400 years old and the city is
multinational. Current mayor is
Juan Contino Aslán.
In Havana people find many attractions for tourists:
museums, palaces, avenues, public
squares, churches, fortresses, musical festivals and ballet. The a lot of
many places of entertainment in Havana offer special cultural
activities, famous films in the all world, which rivalled New York City or
Paris. There are also many bookshops, markets and shops.
The most famous museum in
Havana is Museum of
Decorative Arts, which builders
built beetwen 1924 and 1927. It
was example French
of Fine Arts
Well-known is too National
Museum of Fine Arts, where
collected art from colonial times.
Tourists find there furniture, old
pottery, silverware, glass and many
others items from the colonial
The Museum of the Revolution
People visit often The Museum of
the Revolution located documents
Cuba’s history. This museum
containing works by Goya, Velazuez
and Peter Paul Rubens.
In Havana there are also museum of
collections eastern culture. It houses
permanent expositions about the rich
Arab Islamic culture. There are: the
replica of Arab market and original
prayer room devoted to the practice of
Muslim faith in the city.
In capital of Cuba go on Havana’s
performing arts. There are many
theatre (Great Theatre of
Havana, National Theater of Cuba).
In Havana are many
opened, exclusive hotels. There
are Hotel Riviera, Hotel
Plaza, Hilton Hotel, Hotel Nacional