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- Situation in the Caribbean
- Dream beaches Playas del Este
- UNESCO World Heritage La Habana Vieja
- Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro
- Revolutionary museum
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Kilometre-long stretches of coast, the wonderful bay, colourful facades and cultural sights characterise the unique cityscape of Havana. During your stay you will experience multifaceted days between tradition, modernity and bathing paradises. To the west of the fabulous harbours you can rent a stylish holiday apartment or an attractive apartment. You can enjoy a breathtaking sea view or live not far from the busy squares in the pulsating metropolis. Travel groups will find a spacious vacation rental in colonial style, especially near the coast.
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Location and orientation
In the northwest of the island state of Cuba stretches the capital of the republic, which is called La Habana in Spanish. The metropolis covers an area of 728 square kilometres and is home to 2.1 million people. Havana borders in the north directly on the Florida Strait, a waterway of the Atlantic Ocean. Around the bay of Havana the city has three harbours. The nearest dream beaches of Playas del Este are located 20 kilometres east of the city.
Only cigars that are hand-rolled in the Caribbean metropolis may be called Havannas.
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Since 1982, the old town of La Habana Vieja has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in 1519 and shows very well preserved remains of its moving colonial history. Among the most important monuments are the Castillo de la Real Fuerza Fortress, the Capitol, the Galician Centre, the Plaza del Armas Armoury and the Cathedral of San Christóbal.2. Gigantic weir system
The Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro fortress towers majestically on the El Morro rock to the east of the harbour bay. The imposing complex was built in 1589 by the Spanish colonial power as a defensive post against pirates. There are still twelve cannons in the castle, which are fired every evening to commemorate the medieval closing of the town gates.3. Documentation on the transformation of Cuba
The former presidential palace of the commander Fulgencio Batista houses the present-day Revolutionary Museum. Visitors embark on an exciting journey back in time, beginning in 1519, when the city was founded. Slavery is thematized in history as a Spanish colony, liberation wars or the Cuban crisis. The exhibition is also dedicated to the revolutionaries Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.