PLACES TO VISIT IN CUBA
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The Caribbean Islands in the west are famous for its natural beauty and is a favorite holiday spot among travelers. Cuba is the largest Island among them and has a rich tourism history. The place Cuba is filled with stunning beaches, colorful carnivals, old ethnic and vintage life-style, and a refreshing cup of the famous coffee of Cuba. The country has both modern and old colonial age buildings and monuments. Scuba diving and fishing are the main leisure activities. You can also enthrall yourself with the coral structure found underwater.
A lot being said, let’s have a look at some of the best places to visit in Cuba.
This is a broad bridge that runs for around 8 km connecting the old Havana to central Havana. This is a roadway built along the coastline that connects the two end of the city of Havana. This is a must-visit place in Cuba because this is the place where most of the economic business takes place. The road ends near the mouth of the Almendares River. A drive-through the road is quite exciting here.
This valley is located in Sierra de Los Órganos mountains situated to the north of the city of Vinales. The place is known for hiking, bike-riding, especially dirt bikes and mountain bikes. It is a must-visit place in Cuba for adventure lovers. A natural swimming pool is also located in a cave, where usually hot-water is found. The water will give a soothing effect to your mind and body.
National Capitol Building
Inspired by the Capital building of Washington D.C, the national capitol building located in the capital city of Havana was built. The building is located at the center of three streets and is a hub of the city. The building was made by the Cuban commission headed by their president in the year 1926. Tourists are allowed to enter the spot and read about the history and architecture of the place. One can go on a self-tour or with a guide. This is one of the must-visit places in Cuba.
Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro
Morro castle as it is commonly known as is situated right at Havana Bay. The ancient history of the place tells that this was built to protect the city of Havana. The architecture has Italian style and a stone fort with cannons and lighthouse with it. The place is one of the best places to visit in Cuba for giving mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views and also gives a panoramic view of the whole city of Havana when watched from the fort.
Cayo Largo Del Sur
This is a small island located in Cuba. The resort is the main attraction here which covers up most of the island. Beaches here are quiet and calm as compared to the others and people often go here to enjoy the water activities. The place is famous in Cuba for the sea-turtles that can be seen on the beaches.
This was the old Presidential palace for the Cuban presidents which became the major site of revolution during the Cuban Revolution. Many artifacts are found in this museum, which will give you an idea about the history of the place. It is located in Old Havana and is maintained properly for being a heritage site of the country. This is one of the best places to visit in Cuba from where the historical background can be known.
Paso del Prado
This is the old wall that used to divide old Havana with that of central Havana. The name signifies the Spanish domination of the country. At present this is an avenue where carnivals are held with huge buildings on both sides of the streets. The wall has been broken now.
This is a small island located at a distance from Cuba. The place is accessible only through boats and attracts tourists towards its white sandy beaches. Snorkeling and scuba diving along with normal diving is done here. The place is also known for its black coral and is part of the coral reef that is found in Cuba. There are several small cottages where you can stay during night time and enjoy this must-visit place in Cuba.
Topes de Collantes
This is a nature reserve park that is located in the mountain ranges of Escambray Mountains. The place is famous for hiking. There are a waterfall and a natural swimming pool in the park for people’s relaxation. The place has a natural beauty attached to itself.
Great Theatre of Havana
This is the home to the famous Cuban ballet dance. Built-in the year 1914 by Belgian architects, the hall serves as a community center when not used for ballet. There are conference rooms, an art gallery, a video screening room, a concert hall that are all used for entertainment purposes. To see the ballet dance, this is the best place to visit in Cuba.
Castillo De La Real Fuerza
This is a bastion fort situated on the western side of the Havana harbor. This was initially built to protect the place from pirate attacks in the early 1700s. Now it has become a historical site and gained UNESCO world heritage site accreditation in the year 1982. Parts of the fort are submerged in the ocean.
Plaza de la cathedral
This is one of the five main squares that are located in Havana. This place quickly became one of the best places to visit in Cuba as a large number of important buildings, famous restaurants, and houses are located in front of this cathedral. The name is derived from the cathedral that is located here.