La Habana, Cuba

I lived in La Habana, Cuba until I was eight years old. Bellow you can find my five favorite attractions in La Habana, Cuba.

Castillo de San Pedro del Morro

1. Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

Built in 1589, when Cuba was under the control of Spain, this fortress guarded the entrance to Havana bay in Havana, Cuba.

Capitolio Nacional

2. Capitolio Nacional

Completed in 1929, El Capitolio was the seat of government until the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Now, it is home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Its design and name are similar to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Playa del Este

3. Playas del Este

This a stretch of beaches to the East of the capital made up of white sand of coral origin and clear, warm, green-blue water. These beaches are a must-see for scuba diving fans.

Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

4. El Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

The former residence of the governors of Havana, Cuba, is now the Museum of the City of Havana. Finished in 1792, the building houses exhibitions of art and historical artefacts and many of the rooms are preserved with their original Colonial decoration.

Gran Teatro de La Habana

5. El Gran Teatro de La Habana

Officially opened in 1838, this theater is the permanent headquarters of the National Ballet of Cuba and the main stage for the International Ballet Festival of Havana. It has rooms of theatres, concert, conferences and video, as well as, galleries of visual, a choral centre, several halls test for danzarias groupings and dancing arts.