Top 5 landmarks of Cuba

Top 5 landmarks of Cuba

Every country has its own landmark or landmarks. These can be the symbols of the states which help you identify the respective country very easily. Just like the Eiffel Tower is France’s best-known symbol or the Tower Bridge is England’s famous landmark, Cuba also has several sites which distinguish the country from other states. In the following, there will be presented the top 5 landmarks of Cuba. Cuba is a spectacular and very attractive country. There are dozens of tourist destinations... [ read more ]

Top attractions of Cienfuegos

Top attractions of Cienfuegos

Visiting Cuba on your next holiday? If you don’t know which town to choose to spend your vacation at, I will give you a tip: go to Cienfuegos! This city is located on the southern coast of Cuba, being the capital of Cienfuegos Province. It is situated about 250 km from Havana. The city is also called the "Pearl of the South". Cienfuegos literally means "Hundred fires". The town is one of the major seaports of the country, also a center of the sugar-, coffee- and tobacco trade. It is a lovel... [ read more ]

An interesting tour of the Cuban castles

An interesting tour of the Cuban castles

This Caribbean country consists of the main island of Cuba and several archipelagos. Cuba is home to one of the most fascinating cultures of the world, which can not be simply described. You have to feel it! Once you get there, you will be amazed by the local people’s lifestyle, especially if you are European. I am sure that after spending your holiday in Cuba, you will leave the country with an unforgettable experience. There are dozens of cultural or natural attractions and entertainment p... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Baracoa

Top 5 sights in Baracoa

The beautiful first capital of Cuba, nicknamed Ciudad Primera, is one of the most interesting places in Cuba, and yet it is far from being as popular with tourists as many resorts and large cities. Baracoa, surrounded by mountain ranges and nestled in the Bay of Honey, has always been isolated and difficult to reach, and even today it is far from being on the beaten path. But just because the city isn't overrun by tourists, it doesn't mean that Baracoa doesn't have any attractions. On the co... [ read more ]

Baracoa, Cuba's fist capital

Baracoa, Cuba’s fist capital

Havana, Cuba's scenic capital that was the setting of some of the most crucial moments in the country's history, hasn't always been the most important city on the island. For a few short years in the early 16th century, Baracoa, Cuba's capital, was the place where the faith of Cuba was decided. Baracoa was founded as one of the earliest colonial cities in Cuba, and its long history is still a reason for people to love and respect it. Baracoa might be small, but it is one of the most interest... [ read more ]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba: The historic center of Camagüey

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba: The historic center of Camagüey

Camagüey is the third largest city in Cuba, and yet it is not one of the most popular stops for foreign tourists. However, those who ignore Camagüey  in favor of more touristy destinations like Varadero for example miss out on one of the most interesting historical attractions in Cuba, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot. Camagüey fits very well the trope of 'city of contrasts', because there is a world of difference between the modern part of the city with its concrete apartment b... [ read more ]

The most interesting sights in Vinales

The most interesting sights in Vinales

The small town of Vinales was founded in 1875, and in some respects it seems like it hasn't changed at all since then. The town is still peaceful and quite, with beautiful front porches and people who go about their business without hurries and seemingly without worries either. Cuba is known to be a friendly country with inhabitants who are happy to tell you about their homes and their lives, but Vinales is probably the friendliest place in the country, and for this reason alone your stay in... [ read more ]

The most interesting historical sites in Cuba

The most interesting historical sites in Cuba

Cuba's history has been one of revolutions, dictatorships and hostility towards and from other countries, but one thing that could never be said about it is that Cuban history was boring. Even up until a few decades ago, interesting things have been happening in Cuba, and while not all of it was pleasant for Cuba people, for a historian they make for a great read. Even the shortest trip to Cuba reveal countless historical sights that commemorate the most important historical events in the co... [ read more ]