Havana is located at the coast, but it also has a big bay that is used for the harbor. This bay has a small passage to come in. The city with the old town is located on one side of this entrance and an old castle is located on the other side: Continue reading “The castle”
Walking aroung in the old town of Havana II
This is the second post on the old town of Havana. I don’t want to write much, but show photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoys being in Havana.
This time I show you photos taken at the former governors palace. You know, Cuba was founded by the Spanish conquistadores and Havana was the capital (as the successor of Santiago de Cuba, the originally capital).
Our local guide also told us about the place in front of the palace: the ground is covered by wooden tiles instead of stones. That’s because of noise. In that time, it was common to have a siesta, a rest time during the noon times, because the sun is too hot at that hours. Continue reading “Walking aroung in the old town of Havana II”
Walking around in the old town of Havana
Havana is the capital of Cuba. The complete name is Villa San Cristóbal de La Habana.
The city was founded back in the early 16th century by the spanish conquerors. You can still find many old buildings in Havana, i.e. strongholds and churches from that time.
The Cuban government is currently doing many renovations. Houses, streets and places are undergoing a renovation process to get rid of broken facades and holes in the streets. Houses are also freshly repainted, i.e. the houses around Plaza Vieja are all bought by the government, renewed and repainted. Now Continue reading “Walking around in the old town of Havana”
I’m back ….. from Cuba
During the last 3 week I was on a round trip on Cuba.
The trip was quite exhausting, but wonderful. While it is icy cold and snowy here in Europe, I was able to enjoy the hot sun on this big Caribbean island. As you might expect, I was there to learn about the culture and take lots of photographs. Some of them will pop up here during the next weeks.
As a summary I’d like to say, Cuba was a positive surprise to me. It was less dirty than expected from my own experience in Spain, Croatia or some other more southern countries. I saw less military or police stuff Continue reading “I’m back ….. from Cuba”