Until very recently, Cuba was one of the most isolated countries in the world. With flights opening up into this destination in recent years, it has blossomed into what has to be one of the most fascinating places to visit in terms of culture, history, art and architecture.
Havana, the capital and cultural center of Cuba offers travelers a wealth of experiences, including its modern-day contemporary galleries and architecture that details a rich heritage.
Spend your first few days getting familiar with the layout of Havana, wandering through its historic neighborhoods, the Old City, and visiting landmarks such as Revolution Square and the iconic Hotel Nacional, built in 1930, for a mojito and narrative on the fascinating past of the country.
Immerse yourself in the daily life of Cuban culture with a visit to a local family or artist and discover more about Cuban cuisine while there. The blend of Spanish, African and Caribbean flavors are unique to the country and manifest into succulent pork dishes, shredded beef and the classic cubano sandwich.
Learn more about the refined art of cigar making during a visit to a cigar factory, followed by dining in some of the city’s finest eateries, punctuated with the eclectic nightlife of the capital.
An exploration of the city’s renowned architecture will end your journey of this fascinating place, coupled with a few visits to galleries that present the incredible work of Cuban artists that are often yet to be discovered.