A great colonial tour in Cuba

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr

Visiting Cuba doesn’t mean lying on its sunny, world renowned beaches. It means way much more! The unique atmosphere with local people dancing on the streets, the fascinating Cuban culture, the classic cars which line along the cobblestone streets or park in the beautiful colonial squares, the innumerable colonial buildings and revolutionary statues…all these aspects are very attractive for visitors.

Are you interested in colonial architecture? I suggest you to make a great colonial tour in Cuba! Start from Havana and travel east, going down to Santiago de Cuba and even Baracoa. Discover Cuba’s fantastic Spanish heritage while exploring the most representative colonial towns abundant in cobblestone streets, fort, squares and churches.

Havana

The Cuban capital city, the fascinating and buzzing Havana is a top tourist destination of the country. This amazing city is abundant in colonial architectural jewels which dominate the central part of the city named Old Havana. There are numerous squares, streets and buildings in Havana representing the colonial architectural style. If you would like to admire some astonishing examples of this style, Havana is a great place to visit.

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr

Trinidad

Your next destination of your colonial tour might be the fascinating town of Trinidad. It is considered one of Cuba’s most tourist friendly colonial towns. Founded in 1514, this town is home to innumerable examples of this architectural style. It is famous for its well-preserved pastel colored houses, cobble stoned streets and impressive colonial buildings which give the town a unique atmosphere.  

Church of the Holy Trinity in Trinidad hoyasmeg/Flickr

Church of the Holy Trinity in Trinidad ©hoyasmeg/Flickr

Camagüey

Founded in 1528, Camagüey was among the first Spanish settlements in the country. Camagüey is known as the City of Churches due to the large number of such buildings. The historic city centre is abundant in buildings of different architectural styles, including Neo-colonial, Art Nouveau, Neoclassical and Art Deco. If you love architecture, you can’t go wrong with this astonishing city.

View over Camaguey Danleo/okaboo

View over Camaguey ©Danleo/okaboo

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is considered the center of Cuban music, being also famous for its carnival. The most significant revolutions were held here, in the city of which the most notable one was the attack of Fidel Castro on the Moncada Barracks. The barracks just like other monuments today are important landmarks of the city.

Baracoa

Baracoa is related to Christopher Columbus, as he was the one who discovered the settlement. From museums to restaurants and hotels, the city is very popular among tourists. It is also abundant in beautiful architectural jewels, especially colonial buildings.

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