This small fortress, found at the western entry point to the harbor, played a crucial role in the defense of Havana during ... More
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta
This small fortress, found at the western entry point to the harbor, played a crucial role in the defense of Havana during the early colonial period. Built in the 16th century, the four-sided construction gives visitors heading into the old city quarter, an idea of the architecture that characterizes this part of town. The fortress, which still houses a score of old artillery pieces and other relics of the past, has now been completely restored, including the original moat.
Initiated by the sculptor and painter Salvador Gonzáles, this project dating from 1990 highlights the importance of African influences on
Cuban culture. The idea was to create a cultural platform within the community. Every Sunday afternoon a rumba session ...
This square is located in the city centre close to Havana Cathedral and the sea. Surrounded by plants, it is
lined on all sides by marble benches. Curiously, the numerous lamps that light the square are not powered by ...
This museum is located within the old historical quarter of the city. Visitors will not always find all the display
rooms open, but there are two exhibition sectors perpetually accessible to the public. One of these holds a collection ...
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