Housed within one of the eclectic little mansion houses dotted around the old Vedado district, this gallery offers an ... More
Housed within one of the eclectic little mansion houses dotted around the old Vedado district, this gallery offers an impressive collection of Caribbean and Latin American handicrafts, which invoke the inheritance left by the region's indigenous peoples, and the cultural influence of both Europe and Africa. Exhibits such as the trees of life, black clay pieces from Quinchamalí, and decorated and embroidered dolls from Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, have been collected by the Casa de las Americas since the early sixties, and are exhibited in such a way, so as to underline the cultural significance of each object, and the original setting for which they were intended. Those who wish to purchase replicas of these pieces should pay a visit to the gallery's shops.
Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main
centres for ship building. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, its old centre retains ...
Probably Cuba's most traditional and well known marina, it offers fishing enthusiasts all types of possibilities. There is a weather
report service available, boat repairs, electricity, specially designed anti cyclone waterways, and a full accommodation infrastructure. Those arriving by ...
One of the best things about this hotel is its excellent location and economic prices, which help make it ideal
accommodation for travelers on a tight budget. Another advantage is that guests are allowed to use the swimming pool ...